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Fayre celebrates Bury St Edmunds’ independent businesses and American Independence Day

Independents Day Fayre in Buttermarket and Cornhill

Pictured: A1 parrot rescue. Steve Mannering with Gus a ruby macaw ANL-140607-164953009

Independents Day Fayre in Buttermarket and Cornhill Pictured: A1 parrot rescue. Steve Mannering with Gus a ruby macaw ANL-140607-164953009

Thousands of shoppers flocked to a colourful fayre to celebrate Bury St Edmunds’ unique range of independent businesses and American Independence Day.

The Independents Day Fayre, mainly centred on the Cornhill and Buttermarket, boasted nearly 50 stalls including 23 of the town’s businesses, street entertainment, fairground rides and late night shopping.

Adding to the stars and stripes theme was a New Orleans jazz band while A1 Parrot Rescue, in Stanton, offered a plume of vibrancy with a display of exotic birds and there was fancy footwork from a 1950’s/60’s dance troupe.

The event was organised by town centre improvement organisation OurBuryStEdmunds to showcase the town’s independent traders.

Chief executive Mark Cordell said: “The weather was lovely and there was a great atmosphere with lots of positive feedback from our independent businesses - particularly those who aren’t situated in the Buttermarket or on Cornhill.

“It enabled them to raise their profile.”

For a full spread of pictures see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper

 

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