Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Did You Miss Bury St. Edmunds?

The trip to Bury St. Edmunds on Saturday 28th January was a great success with those who came. But it was very noticeable that quite a few people who had expressed an interest did not actually come on the day.

We had a good few hours there, and of course as usual I led a Guided Walk around this lovely old Suffolk town.

Everybody admired the new mediaeval-style cathedral tower, which had been completed just weeks earlier, as well as St. Mary’s Church, the Abbey Ruins, the enormous town graveyard, Moyse’s Hall, the elegant Angel Hill etc.

The Nutshell, England’s smallest pub, has a notice in the bar saying that they welcome coach parties, “of two or less”.

The morning stops for coffee are always at a place where there is something interesting to see in addition to having refreshments. This time it was at the very popular Huntingdon Garden Centre, and in the evening, on the way back to Leicester, we stopped at the Black Hart at Thorney Toll.

Forthcoming trips include Old Mercia Tour, Richmond in Yorkshire, Essex Tour (visiting Saffron Walden, Halstead and Maldon, with an additional stop at Finchingfield) and Wells in Somerset.