1000 Years, 1000 Stories

1000 Years, 1000 Stories

Your chance to get involved with the Abbey 1000 celebrations!

2020 is a special year for Bury St Edmunds.
It marks 1000 years since the founding of
the Abbey of St Edmund.

Reputedly home to St Edmund’s body,
the Abbey dominated the town for 500 years, before Henry VIII’s earth-shattering reformation turned it into the magnificent ruins we still see today.

Share your story

We’re celebrating this anniversary by showcasing your stories. 1000, to be exact!

Your story can be about anything – memories of Bury, hopes for the future, fiction or non-fiction. It’s completely up to you.

To find out more fill in the contact form below
or email learning@burystedmundsguildhall.org.uk.

Click the link at the bottom of the page for updates.


Send us your story




How many stories have we collected so far?
Click here for updates on our progress.