Holy Island: Moods

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Looking Back

I took these last Sunday in the Peak District. How the weather can change in a week! Today: grey, raw, sleet and general murk. Just shows how we should make the most of things while we can.

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A Stroll Round the Market…

… in Bury St Edmunds

I was lucky enough to spend a couple of hours in Bury St Edmunds last weekend, breaking a long journey on a hot day. It’s a place with a long and fascinating history, and the market is no exception, dating from the time of William the Conqueror.
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We parked near the imposing 14th century Abbey Gatehouse and walked uphill towards the market; the colourful streets were bustling with tourists as well as local people.

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The market itself is a wonderful, closely packed collection of over eighty stalls, selling everything from flowers to mobile phone accessories. Some traders were shouting their wares: a real, traditional market atmosphere. I bought strawberries, plums and samphire!

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Some very impressive old buildings form an attractive backdrop.

Of course, I could have spent far more time and money there, but I had to get on with the rest of my journey. However, I’d definitely like to go back and explore the history of Bury St Edmunds when I can.