'A Handsome Little Town': a virtual tour of Bury St Edmunds

Adrian Tindall

East of England
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Retired Professional
Paid: £70 plus travel expenses (up to 50 miles)
12th October 2022

Bury St Edmunds has been settled since Anglo-Saxon times, when a young King Edmund was martyred by Viking invaders and his shrine drew pilgrims from all over Europe.

This illustrated talk will take you on a tour of 1,000 years of Bury’s history, from monks and martyrs to Saxon kings and Tudor queens, from talking wolves and Magna Carta to Georgian Chic and Mr Pickwick.

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About Adrian Tindall

I am an accredited Green Badge Guide and Chair of the Bury St Edmunds Association of Registered Tour Guides. I have taught adult education evening classes for many years and spoken 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 Northwest, 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.

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