COMMENT: History should guide our future

Head and Shoulders of Bury Free Press Staff''Pictured: Paul Derrick ANL-140930-085849009
Head and Shoulders of Bury Free Press Staff''Pictured: Paul Derrick ANL-140930-085849009
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‘Don’t know much about history, don’t know much ...’ well you probably know the rest if you’re familiar with Sam Cooke’s soulful back catalogue.

As we know, from history the spectres of our past can reach through the centuries to help us shape our future for the better.

Last week, the latest book from local history enthusiast and tour guide Martyn Taylor landed on my desk which carried an echo through the decades as I turned the pages. Full of gems of the untold tales of Bury, what struck me is that behind every anecdote about a local landmark is a human story representing the rich community that has made Bury St Edmunds the thriving town it continues to be.

Over the next 20 years our town is set to grow and expand under the Vision 2031 development and we must ensure that we preserve and remember what has and continues to make this town great.

We owe it to our history.