It was absolutely heartbreaking witnessing the tragic scene at Cupola House on Saturday evening. This historic and much loved landmark building is a enormous loss to our town.
The fire crews did a magnificent job preventing the fire from spreading to other properties and it does remind us of our precious heritage and that Skinner Street (Skinner Rowe) could easily have been lost also.
Although very early days, with investigations, debate and discussion on the ways to hopefully rebuild and restore this wonderful building, that consideration will be given at some point to the long term ways for cherishing and improving the medieval street behind it.
Bury St Edmunds.