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Bury in Bloom’s giant Coronation crown finds new home at Bury St Edmunds Fire Station in Parkway





A giant steel crown weighing 500kg in Bury St Edmunds has found a new home – thanks to a SuffolkNews appeal.

Working with Bury in Bloom, we launched an appeal in December to find a place for the Floral Coronation Crown, which received 20 applications from businesses, organisations and individuals.

It will now take pride of place on the grassed area outside Bury St Edmunds Fire Station, in Parkway.

The giant crown was removed from Crown Street last night. Picture: Chris Whiley
The giant crown was removed from Crown Street last night. Picture: Chris Whiley
SuffolkNews launched an appeal in December to find the crown a new home. Picture: Chris Whiley
SuffolkNews launched an appeal in December to find the crown a new home. Picture: Chris Whiley
It has found a new home at Bury St Edmunds Fire Station in Parkway. Picture: Chris Whiley
It has found a new home at Bury St Edmunds Fire Station in Parkway. Picture: Chris Whiley

Last night, a fire crew removed the artwork from Crown Street and preparations will start at the station to have everything ready for adding baskets in early June.

Chris Wiley, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator, said: “Following another successful year for Bury in Bloom in 2023, the Floral Coronation Crown was extremely well received and added a real boost of colour to Crown Street all summer long.

“Even the King himself sent his appreciation for the efforts from all parties involved.

The crown was used as a centrepiece at last year’s Bury in Bloom. Picture: Mecha Morton
The crown was used as a centrepiece at last year’s Bury in Bloom. Picture: Mecha Morton
The crown weighs 500kg and is 2.7 metres tall. Picture: Chris Whiley
The crown weighs 500kg and is 2.7 metres tall. Picture: Chris Whiley

“Unfortunately, our temporary licence from Suffolk Highways expired and for reasons out of our control it was not possible for us to extend this.

“However, following a successful appeal for a new owner, we are over-the-moon that the fire crew are willing to maintain the crown on their premises for all to enjoy.”