Tourist information point celebrates fourth birthday
The Cathedral Tourist Information Point in Bury celebrated its fourth birthday on Monday with a picnic for all volunteers.
The team of 31 volunteers who man the office seven days a week see on average 600 people a week walk through the door in the summer months.
Margaret Wicks, who has volunteered for two and a half years, said: “It was a very nice evening, it was lovely, beautiful garden.”
The picnic was held in one of the volunteers gardens with all attending contributing to food and drinks.
The information point offers tickets for local events, guided tours, souvenirs, gifts and travel information maps for the town centre, shops and bars.
Margaret, 71, said: “We often get questions about the history of the town, the Abbey and the cathedral.”
The volunteers organise trips once or twice a year to key points in the area to help with research and to widen their knowledge.
Margaret, who has lived in Bury most of her life, said: “Most of the volunteers are retired, it’s a nice job, I love meeting people and talking about Bury.”
For more information, visit the following website on www.stedscathedral.org