TL8564 : Bury St Edmunds, Eastgate sign

taken 1 year ago, near to Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain

Bury St Edmunds, Eastgate sign
Bury St Edmunds, Eastgate sign
The sign shows three crowns, each pierced by two arrows saltire, the crest of the great abbey which grew up around Saint Edmundís shrine. King Edmund of East Anglia, otherwise known as Edmund the Martyr was King from 855 until he was killed at an unidentified place known as Haegelisdun, after he refused the Danes' demand that he renounce Christ: the Danes beat him, shot him with arrows and then beheaded him just to be on the safe side. His body was taken to what is now Bury St Edmunds and a shrine was created. I donít think anyone knows what Bury St Edmunds was called before it was re-named Bury St. Edmunds; Haegelisdun perhaps. Link
Village Signs of East Anglia

Village signs are typically placed along the principal road or in a prominent location such as a village green or close by the church. The design often depicts a particularly feature of the village or a scene from its history, heritage, or culture. They are typically made of wood or metal or a combination of both, the designs are often made by the local community.
Although they do appear in villages and towns all over the country they are more prominent in East Anglia than elsewhere in the country.

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Date Taken
Monday, 26 October, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 28 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe 
County (from Tags)
Suffolk 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 85786 64381 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.7746N 0:43.1981E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8576 6437
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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