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The St Edmundsbury Chronicle
Introduction to this Chronicle:- origins, dating, acknowledgements
Man up to the Bronze Age 7mBP to 700BC
The Iron Age and the Roman Empire 700BC to 410AD
The Early and Middle Anglo - Saxons 410 to 865 AD
Viking Invasions to the Norman Conquest 865 to 1066
From the Normans to Magna Carta 1066 to 1216
The Middle Ages to Monastic Dissolution 1216 to 1539
Dissolution to Civil War and Restoration 1539 to 1699
The 18th Century and Napoleonic Wars 1700 to 1812
The 19th Century after the Napoleonic Wars 1813 to 1899
The Early Twentieth Century and its wars 1900 to 1945
The Late Twentieth Century 1946 to 2000
The Third Millenium - the story from 2001
Appendices
Close up on Haverhill year by year
The Anglo-Saxons at West Stow and beyond (15 topics)
St Edmundsbury and the Domesday Book (8 sections)
Monastic topics:- St Edmund, religious orders, abbey buildings and hospitals (10 topics and 8 plans)
St Edmundsbury and the Magna Carta (9 topics)
The River Lark and its Navigation (12 topics)
The History of Fornham Park (1 topic)
Trade & Industry - watermills, clocks, guns, photography, baskets, gas, electric, Bobys, Denny's, work life (23 sections)
Military matters and American allies (4 sections)
Municipal topics:- Mayors, Freemen, Abbey Gdns, market, MPs, PMs and monarchs (11 topics)
Exhibits and Evidence
Exploring the development of early Bury St Edmunds (Includes the Antrobus Ph.D thesis) (15 items)
Local museums, museum collections and exhibits (15 topics)
Writs, Charters and Wills of benefit to St Edmundsbury (23 items)
Local Maps and Plans (71 maps)
Local Coins, Tokens and Banknotes (13 topics)
Local wall plaques and associated buildings (5 sections)
Reports, Official Openings, Guides and other picture stories and sequences, inc WWI (32 topics)
Places to visit with historical connections (6 topics)
Do it yourself mapping
Guide to DIY historical mapping using QGIS (19 sections)

Shortcuts to major new sections
 

Dissent, Church & Chapel
 

Malting & Maltsters
 

R & G Boby Station Works
 

Rose Mead, Bury Artist
 

Sybil Andrews Artist
 

Walton Burrell Photographer
 

Photographers & Postcards
 

Great War Picture Gallery

St Edmundsbury Chronicle has been in development since 1997, and from 2003 to 2012 it was published as part of the St Edmundsbury Borough Council website
Updated versions during that period were issued privately on CD-Roms
This stand alone and constantly updated website was originally launched 11th December, 2012.

This latest release is dated 13th September, 2020. View the list of New Updates and Amendments here