The Bury in Bloom story
Here is where we show some stories from our past

The Bury in Bloom story

How the Bury Society started Bury in Bloom in 1986 Former Chairman Mike Ames had a key role in...

Gerry Travers (Chairman 1979-1982)

Some 40 years ago I finished my three-year tenure as chairman celebrating the Bury Society’s 10th anniversary: now here...

Martin Lightfoot (Chairman 1977-1979)

My family and I came to Bury St Edmunds in 1964 after three years in the Royal Air Force....

Best Wishes from the Council, 1996

The Bury Society and the Borough Council have been associates – and occasionally opponents – over the many developments...

Newsletter cartoon covers 1989 /90

These are the covers of newsletters from 1989 and 1990 which show cartoons of the Bury Society’s campaigns at...

25th Anniversary booklet

In May 1996 , the Bury Society celebrated 25 years of campaigning for a better Bury St Edmunds with...

‘You must start it Barbara’ – a first-hand account of how the Society began

In 1981, when the Society celebrated its tenth anniversary, Mrs Barbara Rampling gave the following address at a reception...

Newsletters from the 1970’s

The oldest surviving newsletters that we have on file are 1973, ’74 and ’75 The Bury Society has an...

The origins of The Bury Society in 1971

A lot of emotional heat was generated in 1971 by the proposed £3 million St. John’s Street area redevelopment...

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