There are many books written on Bury St Edmunds, some academic, others having a more simplistic approach. This book tells the story of the town through the letters of the alphabet, setting out to explore and inform the reader of some of the facts and stories behind familiar and unfamiliar areas of the town. Fully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, local tour guide and author Martyn Taylor reveals the history of Bury St Edmunds, from Angel Hill to Zulu Lane and everywhere in between.
Martyn was born and bred in Bury St Edmunds. He was a committee member responsible for heritage and history for the Bury Society. On behalf of the Bury Society he was the co-ordinator of a blue plaque scheme for the town which was completed in 2012. This involved a lot of research including producing a pamphlet about the plaque recipients. On several occasions Martyn has liaised with the local press on various aspects of Bury St Edmunds. Over the years he has been involved with writing articles on the town's history and has contributed to four booklets produced by a local history group, Bury Heritage Guides. As an amateur historian he also gives talks on the history of the town.