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King’s Road windmill, 1914 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

King’s Road windmill, 1914 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

King’s Road windmill, 1914 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

16 April 2016

This image appeared in the Bury Free Press of January 17, 1914, and may have been commissioned by the newspaper.


NOSTALGIA: 20 Buttermarket, Bullen’s shop, 1906 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: 20 Buttermarket, Bullen’s shop, 1906 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: 20 Buttermarket, Bullen’s shop, 1906 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

09 April 2016

Charles Henry Bullen, cabinet maker, upholsterer, decorator, estate agent, auctioneer and furniture remover, traded from this shop in Buttermarket, Bury St Edmunds, c1875-c1920.


NOSTALGIA: Holiday fund-raising in 1982

NOSTALGIA: Holiday fund-raising in 1982

NOSTALGIA: Holiday fund-raising in 1982

09 April 2016

This week’s photograph appeared in the Bury Free Press on March 19, 1982, and shows committee members of the Mildenhall branch of the Royal British Legion during a weekend of fund-raising.


NOSTALGIA: Team effort strikes gold

NOSTALGIA: Team effort strikes gold

NOSTALGIA: Team effort strikes gold

02 April 2016

This photograph first appeared in the Bury Free Press on January 30, 1987.


NOSTALGIA: From the Bury Free Press, of Friday, March 25

NOSTALGIA: From the Bury Free Press, of Friday, March 25

NOSTALGIA: From the Bury Free Press, of Friday, March 25

26 March 2016

This week’s photograph takes us back to May 1990 when American boy band New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) were popular.


NOSTALGIA: 2 Abbeygate Street, 1906 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: 2 Abbeygate Street, 1906 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

NOSTALGIA: 2 Abbeygate Street, 1906 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

26 March 2016

Thomas Cross established his Florist, Seed merchant and Nurseryman’s shop opposite, at number 58 in 1892. The same year he moved to no 24 and between 1896 and 1900 to this building – now the Ivory cafe bar – where the business continued until 1969.


Cupola House c1895 - From the Spanton Jarman collection

Cupola House c1895 - From the Spanton Jarman collection

Cupola House c1895 - From the Spanton Jarman collection

20 March 2016

Today it’s shrouded in scaffolding, waiting for its unveiling after repairs, but here’s ‘The Cupola’ in 1895.


NOSTALGIA: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, March 18

NOSTALGIA: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, March 18

NOSTALGIA: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, March 18

19 March 2016

This week’s photograph appeared in the Bury Free Press in August 1992 as part of a ‘spotlight on Thetford’ feature.


Buttermarket, Chapman’s shop before 1883 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Buttermarket, Chapman’s shop before 1883 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Buttermarket, Chapman’s shop before 1883 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

12 March 2016

William Chapman’s merchant tailors shop traded from this corner site from 1829 until after the World War One.


NOSTALGIA: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, March 11

NOSTALGIA: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, March 11

NOSTALGIA: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, March 11

11 March 2016

This photo from the Bury Free Press archives takes you back to April 1982 when the centre of Barton Mills was invaded by little ‘rabbits’.


Samson’s Tower around 1865 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Samson’s Tower around 1865 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Samson’s Tower around 1865 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

05 March 2016

This is the earliest image of this view, which includes the Norman Tower, St James’ Church and Samson’s Tower in the foreground. The nave of St James’ was given the gabled roof in 1864. Samson’s Tower was converted into the Will Office, with new ‘Norman’ windows, and the avenue of trees planted in 1863.


Magna Carta Pageant, 1959 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Magna Carta Pageant, 1959 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

Magna Carta Pageant, 1959 - from the Spanton Jarman collection

13 February 2016

The Bury St Edmunds Pageant of Magna Carta was the inspiration of the Mayor of Bury St Edmunds, Cllr Frederick George Banks, supported by a committee of local councillors and community leader.


Westgate House in 1866 - from the Spanton Jarman Collection

Westgate House in 1866 - from the Spanton Jarman Collection

Westgate House in 1866 - from the Spanton Jarman Collection

06 February 2016

From at least 1836 until June 1866, Westgate House, in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, was a private school run by Sarah Ann Winkfield.


St Mary’s Church, pre-1864 – from the Spanton Jarman Collection

St Mary’s Church, pre-1864 – from the Spanton Jarman Collection

St Mary’s Church, pre-1864 – from the Spanton Jarman Collection

06 February 2016

This is a picture of Bury St Edmunds’ St Mary’s Church west front, with the largest west window of any parish church.


2-8 Buttermarket, Mr King’s house - from the Spanton Jarman Collection

2-8 Buttermarket, Mr King’s house - from the Spanton Jarman Collection

2-8 Buttermarket, Mr King’s house - from the Spanton Jarman Collection

31 January 2016

The building under reconstruction has been vacated by Henry King, ‘haberdasher, hosier, Birmingham and Sheffield goods warehouseman’.


Churchgate Street, from the Spanton Jarman Collection

Churchgate Street, from the Spanton Jarman Collection

Churchgate Street, from the Spanton Jarman Collection

31 January 2016

A late 1920s or early 1930s photograph looking down Churchgate Street.


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