for the Town of
Bungay, SuffolkA miscellany of pictures and data arising out of research into the KIRBY's family trees (but not all linked to them). This is a work in progress so please treat the data with appropriate caution.
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Except for the erection of the
war memorial and the 'Black Dog of
Bungay' weather vane, the church and town square appears to have
changed little in
its basic layout over the last 150 years.
Some of the EDMUNDS family worked at Clays printing works. Clays remained a major local employer as at 2008.
a time the EDMUNDS family were based in Nethergate Street. In 2008 a
local told me that this used to be a poorer quarter and that the area
they probably lived in had recently been bulldozed and re-developed.
Only a few of the contemporary buildings survive.
After most of the family had left home John EDMUNDS moved to Castle
Lane Cottage. Castle Lane is a narrow lane that skirts the edge of the
flood plain and these days has few houses on it. It has not yet been possible to identify the cottage.
Elsewhere in the town a branch of the family lived in Lower Olland Street.
The EDMUNDS family also spent some time at Ditchingham,
Suffolk, just a few hundred yards north east of Bungay.
Any transcripts and images on this page are Copyright R I Kirby 2008
unless stated otherwise.