Follow in the footsteps of history with sound and light trail in Bury St Edmunds

Our Liberty - Magna Carta light and sound trail ANL-140923-165531001
Our Liberty - Magna Carta light and sound trail ANL-140923-165531001
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Organisers of a ‘breathtaking’ after-dark light and sound trail celebrating Bury St Edmunds’ links with the Magna Carta are urging residents to snap up free tickets.

The Our Liberty trail, held over six nights from October 19, follows the steps of the 25 Barons who are believed to have met in the town in the 13th century to swear an oath to force King John to sign the historic charter.

It comes as professors at King’s College, London recently presented new evidence that the meeting took place around October 19 - a month earlier than previously thought.

Preparations for the trail, which will acknowledge pageants held in the town in 1907 and 1959, have been underway for the last three years.

Alan Baxter, project manager for the town’s Magna Carta 800 Committee, said: “This will be a breathtaking walk through history illustrated with sound and light at key points in the town centre.

“A great deal of hard work has gone into this fantastic event and I’d urge people to book their tickets early to guarantee a place.

“The Magna Carta 800 Committee is particularly grateful to Whatley Lane Estate Agents of 1 Churchgate Street, who have sponsored the printing and delivery of the invitations sent out.”

Admission to the event is free but places must be booked online in advance.