Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bury St Edmunds and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

1964 Life In Bury St. Edmunds.

I married and moved to Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk in 1964. Lived for a while on Caravan site in Chedburgh, then moved to the caravan site in Eastgate Street. Worked for Childs Bakery, based at lower end of St. Adrews St. as a bread roundsman, driving a morris 1000 van. I then went to Betabake as a rounds man. ...Read full memory

Steel's Grocers

In 1861 my Great, Great, Great Grandfather Charles Frederick Whiskin worked for the Steel family in their grocer's shop situated in the Butter Market.  Charles came originally from Black Friars in London and was born in 1832.  He learnt his trade from the Steels and went on to own his own shop in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire which he ran with his wife Susannah.   

Kegs

That was a surprise to suddenly see a photo' of the Boarding House I spent my secondary school years in. I actually loved the place - not every day perhaps, but measured over time it was a very formative part of my life. Best years of my life? Dunno, I've been a lucky boy and have enjoyed life one heck of a lot and still do. All ...Read full memory