A-Z of Bury St Edmunds: Places-People-History (A-Z)
By: Martyn Taylor (author)Paperback
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Bury St Edmunds, reputedly the oldest planned town in the country, has a medieval grid laid out by Abbot Baldwin of St Edmundsbury Abbey from 1080; still in evidence today. The subsequent stories behind these streets and many others are fascinating; how they were named, who lived where, what was there and what is now. Author Martyn Taylor takes the reader on their very own A-Z tour around the town's history, exploring the nooks and crannies, and along the way relating many a fascinating tale of the most interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, this new A-Z guide to the town's history will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
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.
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