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Rarely told ‘eclectic’ array of tales of Bury St Edmunds in new book

Members of the Bury Heritage Guides with their new book Roaring Lions and Gasbags ANL-140819-161414001

Members of the Bury Heritage Guides with their new book Roaring Lions and Gasbags ANL-140819-161414001

A group of historians have penned a fascinating new book with a mix of rarely told stories of Bury St Edmunds including ‘never before published’ facts about two landmarks.

Roaring Lions and Gasbags, compiled by 12 members of Bury Heritage Guides, chronicles 21 tales from medieval times to the 20th century and is billed as ‘eclectic mix that will appeal to any lover of the town’.

Subjects range from famous lives to dark burials as well as comets, Zeppelins, railways and rockets.

Martyn Tyalor, one of the authors, highlighted two ‘never before published elements’ including sculptures of roaring lions on the Norman Tower. The other focuses on an inscription of the national anthem inscribed on the former Market Cross building, now housing Smiths Row art gallery. The book, priced £9.90, is available from Moyses Hall, the Cathedral Shop, Churchgate Books and Suffolk Records Office.

 

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