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Local historian steps back in time for hospice

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Local historian steps back in time for hospice

Local Historian, Dr Pat Murrell, will be stepping back in time for St Nicholas Hospice Care and giving a series of informative and entertaining lectures on the history of Bury St Edmunds, starting on 20 June.

The first lecture taking place at the Unitarian Meeting House in Churchgate Street, will be on the late Stuart and Georgian history of one of the town’s most famous heritage sites, The Abbey Gardens.

Pat, a well-known local historian who has been researching Bury’s late Stuart and Georgian history for more than 40-years, will be giving her time for free and any profits made from the lectures will be donated to the hospice.

She will also be recreating a taste of the past using historical recipes and allowing the audience to taste her culinary delights during the lecture.

 Pat said:

“I urge people to consider stepping back in time and come and do ‘history’ with me in aid of the hospice. People will get a chance to explore the town’s fascinating history and at the same time support the hospice.”

George Chilvers, community fundraising manager, St Nicholas Hospice Care said:

"Thank you to Pat, for giving up her time for free and sharing her extensive local knowledge. If you enjoy local history and are interested in finding out more about the history of the Abbey Gardens, then why not go along and find out more about your local area.

“Your ticket fee of £10 will help us to continue supporting people living with dying, death and grief in the West Suffolk and Thetford area.”

Ticket cost £10 (advanced bookings only). Available from the St Nicholas Hospice Care shop in St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets via the St Nicholas Hospice Care website.

https://stnicholashospice.org.uk/news-community/events-listing/step-back-in-time/

Photo caption: Dr Pat Murrell outside the Unitarian Meeting House in Churchgate Street.