Genealogy Notes for the Town of Bungay, Suffolk
A 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. Return to Ancestor List

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. 
St Mary's Church   The castle and the Black Dog adorn the town sign  The town square and the 'black dog'  Bungay Castle

Some of the EDMUNDS family worked at Clays printing works. Clays remained a major local employer as at 2008.
Clays Printing Works

For 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.

Nethergate Street Sign One of the older houses in Nethergate Street Looking South along Nethergate Street 

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.
The eastern end of Castle Lane 

Elsewhere in the town a branch of the family lived in Lower Olland Street.
Looking south down 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.