These plaques were set up after 1907. This one was on Blomfield House, now demolished, but replaced by a Health Centre of the same name.
These plaques were set up after 1907

Wall Plaques
Notable People of Bury St Edmunds


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William Wollaston 1776-1828
Practised medicine here until 1794
1 Angel Hill

Louis Philippe, King of France
In 1791/92, escaping the French Revolution, Madame de Genlis stayed here for a short time with her young ward Louis Philippe, and his sister, Princess Adelaide d'Orleans. Later they moved to Sutherland House in Whiting Street. Louis would wait 40 years to be king.
(Francois de La Rochefoucauld also stayed here in 1784)

Bishop Blomfield of London
Blomfield House, Bury

William Wollaston
1 Angel Hill
Discoverer of Palladium

2 Angel Hill, adjacent to the Angel

Blomfield House, Looms Lane
Now a Health Centre

Daniel Defoe described Bury in his "Tour through the Eastern Counties" published in 1724.
He became better known as the author of Robinson Crusoe
Born 1661 Died 1731

Sir Thomas Hanmer
Speaker of the House of Commons
Born 1677 Died 1746

Daniel Defoe plaque
Located on Cupola House in the Traverse

Eastgate House
Eastgate Street

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Other wall plaques can be seen around the town.
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