'The Montpellier of Suffolk': Bury St Edmunds' French Connections

Adrian Tindall SpeakerNet Sponsor

East of England
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Retired Professional
Paid: £70 plus expenses
9th January 2022
1066 Norman Conquest | Tudors | Georgian | World War 2

From William the Conqueror's doctor to a Queen of France, from a Georgian émigré to a Victorian cyclist, from Napoleon to D-Day, the story of Bury St Edmunds has for 1000 years been linked with that of France. This illustrated talk will take you on a tour through the ages, tracing Bury St Edmunds' sometimes surprising French Connections.

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About Adrian Tindall

I am an accredited Green Badge Guide and Chairman of the Bury St Edmunds Association of Registered Tour Guides. I have taught adult education evening classes for many years and talked widely to local groups and societies.

I was a professional archaeologist for over forty years, including twenty as county archaeologist in Hereford and Worcester, Cheshire and Cambridgeshire, and I have carried out fieldwork in East Anglia, the Midlands, Yorkshire, the North West, Wales, the Orkneys, Italy and Libya.

I am a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Although retired from professional archaeology, I remain a Trustee of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Trust and chair the Editorial Board of East Anglian Archaeology.

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