Video PUBLISHED: 16:43 26 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:07 26 May 2019 Mark Langford 'The beach' proved popular with families at the Whitsun Fayre in Bury St Edmunds over the bank holiday weekend. Picture: Neil Didsbury Archant All the fun of the seaside was to be found inland at Bury St Edmunds as the town held its Whitsun fayre. A beach in Bury St Edmunds as part of the Whitsun Fayre in the Suffolk market town. Picture: Neil DidsburyVisitors of all ages enjoyed playing on the golden sand of the beach outside Moyse's Hall Museum in the Buttermarket, one of the highlights of the popular two day fayre which is open on Sunday May 26 and Bank Holiday Monday May 27 between 11am and 4pm.Other seaside attractions included a Punch and Judy Show and a Captain Jack Sparrow look-alike.But there was also plenty for landlubbers to enjoy, including stalls selling fresh food, craftware, plants and flowers, plus fairground rides and street entertainment. You may also … [Read more...] about Seaside fun in Bury St Edmunds at annual Whitsun Fayre
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PUBLISHED: 07:30 25 May 2019 David Vincent Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre has opened to the public. Left to right Boo Griffiths, Ashlee Swonnell, Dr Jenny Reason, Dr Carly Day and head nurse Matt Wright, with dogs Nellie, Whizz and Alfie. Picture: BURY ST EDMUNDS VETERINARY CENTRE Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre A new small animals veterinary centre has opened in the heart of Bury St Edmuunds. The Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre, off Eastgate Street, has been launched by two Suffolk vets, Dr Carly Day and Dr Jennifer Reason, who have worked in other practices in their home county.With the support of NatWest Bank the centre has been opened in a former commercial premises at 4, Autopark, which has been completely re-fitted and customised for its new purpose, Dr Day said they believed a traditional, community-based approach will be key to the success of the practice. They offer standard appointments of 20 minutes, allowing the team to get to know the … [Read more...] about Helping dogs, cats and exotic pets in Bury St Edmunds
PUBLISHED: 15:07 21 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:07 21 May 2019 Sarah Chambers The Snug in St John's Street, which has been reopened as The Tavern on St John's Picture: GOOGLEMAPS Googlemaps A town pub is set to re-open following a facelift after being taken over by new owners. The Snug Bar on Bury St Edmund's St John's Street is launching as The Tavern on St John's on Friday, May 24, after it was sold to local independent operators.Co-owner Craig Nichols said they wanted to create a "relaxed, friendly, classic pub atmosphere" at the venue, which has been completely refurbished.MORE - 'I've had plenty of people telling me it won't work' says licensee at launch of 'beer pub'"We felt the ideal food offering would be a fun and informal menu that encourages the idea of sharing. Small plates of wonderful, fresh, home cooked dishes perfect for mixing and matching between friends. You will be able to visit the Tavern and never have the same meal twice," he said. You … [Read more...] about Pub reopens in Bury St Edmunds under new owners
PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 March 2019 charlotte Smith-Jarvis No.5 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: RACHEL EDGE Rachel Edge No.5 Angel Hill to bring European style coffee culture to the west Suffolk town. No.5 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: RACHEL EDGENo.5 Angel Hill (formerly The Scandinavia Coffee House) holds a special place in the hearts of new owners Charlie and Tanya Athorne. Overlooking one of Bury St Edmunds’ most iconic spots, with views to the Abbey Gardens and Cathedral, it was here Tanya had her first job in the UK, studying in the language school above. Working just a few steps away as pastry chef at the Angel Hotel was Charlie. The pair met, fell in love, and have been visiting the café ever since, with Charlie saying they thought of previous owner Pauline as “like a distant auntie. She’d give us advice on life and all kinds of things so this place is really special to us.”The couple bought the business last … [Read more...] about Take a look inside this new Bury St Edmunds cafe
Opinion PUBLISHED: 11:30 02 February 2019 Paul Geater Despite all the talk of internet shopping, most Christmas presents were bought from shops. Picture: PAUL GEATER Archant Today it feels as if the High Street – the mythical heart of every town and city across the country – is under more pressure than ever before. The news that Pret a Manger is not coming to Ipswich was a big blow to the town centre. Picture: ARCHANTMuch has been written and spoken about which stores/restaurants/bank branches will be next to close – but how close are we to knowing why this existential threat to so many businesses, and indeed whole districts, is happening?And why are some shops seen as vulnerable while others are apparently bucking the trend? And can things be turned around for those facing problems?New technology – the rise of internet shopping – is one reason often given for the crisis in retailing and it no doubt is a factor. Over … [Read more...] about Can High Streets in towns like Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds survive the current upheavals?