This is a fascinating selection of images featuring the town of Bury St Edmunds along with many of its surrounding villages. Robert Halliday has collected together over 250 old photographs, and these, coupled with his informative captions, give an insight into the area's history. Among the villages featured are Risby, Culford, Ampton, Stowlangtoft, Ashley and Wickhambrook. Around Bury St Edmunds will provide a rare glimpse of what life was like in the area in a bygone age.
Robert Halliday has lived in Bury St Edmunds since 1966. He has worked for the Museum Service in Bury, for the Churches' Conservation Trust in Cambridge, and also as an archaeologist. Robert has written articles on history, folklore and archaeology for popular and academic journals, and is author of two other local history books: Cambridgeshire Strange but True and Suffolk Strange but True.