The Bury Society enabled this trail to seven worthy recipients of Heritage Blue Plaque. Martin Taylor, local historian, researched this entirely.
This eclectic mix of four men and three women have contributed to and enriched the history of the town. They are:
Norah Lofts - AuthorCharles Dickens - AuthorLewis Nockalls Cottingham – ArchitectRose Mead – ArtistJames Oakes – Banker & DiaristSybil Andrews – ArtistFrederic Gershom Parkington – Cellist & Clock collector
The launch day of the trail coincided with the 200 th anniversary of Charles Dickens birth. His association with the famous hotel, The Angel of Bury St Edmunds is well documented.
The installation of the plaques follows a long tradition in the town, and brings up to date the commemoration of Bury worthies. Back in 1907 one square and eleven stone plaques were put up in Bury St Edmunds to celebrate significant historical figures of the town. The current scheme would not have happened without the co-operation of the owners of the properties to which the plaques are affixed, and help from many other agencies such as the Borough Council and English Heritage. A big thank you to our generous sponsors and all those concerned.
You can follow the trail by purchasing a leaflet with details of each recipient and a map. These are available from the Tourist Information Office and the Cathedral Shop.
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