Bury Town Football Club play in the floral market town of Bury St Edmunds in West Suffolk. Bury St Edmunds is famous for winning several Nations in Bloom contests. St Edmundsbury Borough council take great care in flower displays around the town.
For such a small town Bury St Edmunds has two very large companies. Green King the famous brewery have been situated in the town since 1806. Green King provide a lot of jobs in the town. Bury Town FC and Greene King PLC have agreed a deal that see’s the Clubs bar sell Greene King beers. The second major business that is located in the town is the British Sugar Factory. The factory is located just above our Ram Meadow ground and several parts of the factory can be seen while standing in stadium. British Sugar also provides many jobs to the people of Bury St Edmunds.
Another feature of Bury St Edmunds is the Abbey and it’s gardens which is also situated very close to Ram Meadow. The first 2 pictures at the bottom of the page show the abbey gate and the ruins. The gardens are open to everybody for most of the day and contains social activities such as a putting green and also a bowling green as well as tennis courts and an adventure playground.
Bury St Edmunds is also famous for having the smallest pub in Great Britain, The Nutshell that can fit only a hand full of people in.
The name Bury St Edmunds comes from the tale of King Edmund of East Anglia. After he was killed by Vikings his head went missing but a Wolf found the head a brought it back from the woods. If you look at the Old Bury Town FC club badge you can see the Wolf proudly sitting at the top. Also on the badge is the Abbey gate that many visitors to Ram Meadow will see on their way to the ground.
Would you like to know more about the Borough of St Edmundsbury, the home of Bury Town Football Club, visit the St Edmundsbury Borough Council Website:www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk