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The Queen's Visits to Bury St Edmunds

July 1961

Queen Visits Bury St Edmunds 1961 East Anglian Daily Times Archive BLOG

Photo: East Anglian Daily Times Archive

After visiting Ipswich with a 21-gun salute in Alexandra Park, Her Majesty The Queen attended an exhibition of local industry, arts, crafts and agricultural produce in Stowmarket, and travelled through Woolpit and Beyton on her way to Bury St Edmunds and her second 21-gun salute of the day.

There was also an inspection of the 1st East Anglian Regiment on Angel Hill. A busy day finished with a tour of the Abbey Gardens and a motorcade procession through Bury St Edmunds.

June 2002

The Queen Visit bury St Edmunds 2002 Suffolk News BLOG

Photo by kind permission of Suffolk News

The year Her Majesty marked her Golden Jubilee with 50 years on the throne, there were celebrations throughout the country.

The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied her to Bury St Edmunds, with the pair watching a proms concert together in Abbey Gardens.

More than 10,000 people were on Angel Hill, to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple who appeared on the balcony of The Athenaeum.

April 2009

The Queen Visits St Edmundsbury Cathedral St Edmundsbury Cathedral 2 BLOG

Photo by kind permission of St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attended the Royal Maundy Service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds in April 2009 - it was the first time in its history that the town had the honour of hosting the event.

During the Royal Maundy Service, The Queen distributed Maundy money to people who had done great work in their local communities. The service dates back to 600AD.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh chatted to locals during a walkabout following the service.

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