Daffodil day to be held at barracks

Gibraltar Barracks museum volunteer, Mark Forsdike, in a 1950s Suffolk Regiment uniform
Gibraltar Barracks museum volunteer, Mark Forsdike, in a 1950s Suffolk Regiment uniform
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A SPECIAL day celebrating a military barrack’s daffodils takes place this Sunday.

The day will see the grounds of the Gibraltar Barracks in Newmarket Road, Bury St Edmunds, open to the public to give nature lovers the chance to view its display of daffodils.

Daffodil Sunday was a fixture in the calendar until 1959 when the Suffolk Regiment amalgamated with the The Royal Norfolk Regiment.

But the tradition was revived in 2009 and is complemented by the opening of the regimental museum from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Several Suffolk Regiments veterans will be on hand to talk about life at Gibraltar Barracks and in the regiment. Refreshments, teas and coffees will also be available.