Bury St Edmunds History Tour is a unique guide to the illustrious past of one of Suffolk's finest historic gems. Originally called Bedricesworth, the name was eventually changed due to the popularity of the pilgrimage site of ninth-century East Anglian king, Edmund the Martyr. Local author Martyn Taylor guides us through the streets of this everpopular tourist destination, showing how its famous landmarks used to look and how they've changed over the years, as well as exploring its lesser-known sights and hidden corners. With the help of a handy location map, readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and discover for themselves the changing face of Bury St Edmunds.
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.