Test your knowledge of Bury St Edmunds’ heritage with these 11 questions

Market Day on the Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, in August 1965

Market Day on the Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, in August 1965

How much do you know about the town where you live or work?

You’ll probably pick up bits of information about its history from friends, neighbours and relatives, as well as through visiting new places or just stumbling across facts on the internet.

In the second of our series testing your knowledge of Suffolk towns, we’re focusing on Bury St Edmunds.

Its transport infrastructure, significant historical events and famous former residents are included amongst the questions’ subjects.

But it won’t be an easy ride – most of the questions are a bit harder than simply ‘Who is the town named after’.

St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds

St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant


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In fact, St Edmund doesn’t feature at all – so you’ll need a broader knowledge than just titbits about England’s former patron saint.

Have a go at answering our questions then share the quiz with your friends and family to see who can get the best score.

You can also try out first historical quiz, on Suffolk’s county town Ipswich, here.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds

St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

A copy of the Magna Carta at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

A copy of the Magna Carta at St Edmundsbury Cathedral - Credit: Archant

Artefacts at the Suffolk Regiment Museum

Artefacts at the Suffolk Regiment Museum - Credit: Archant

An aerial view of the sugar factory in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mike Page

An aerial view of the sugar factory in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mike Page - Credit: Archant

The Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds

The Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

The classic Dad's Army line-up of Arthur Lowe as Capt George Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sgt Ar

The classic Dad's Army line-up of Arthur Lowe as Capt George Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sgt Arthur Wilson, Clive Dunn as L-Cpl Jack Jones, John Laurie Pvt James Frazer, Arnold Ridley as Pvt Charles Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Pvt Frank Pike and James Beck as Pte Joe Walker - Credit: BBC

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

We Love Bury St Edmunds supporters at the statue of St Edmund in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Andy Abbo

We Love Bury St Edmunds supporters at the statue of St Edmund in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Andy Abbott - Credit: Archant

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