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Five go to Bury St Edmunds

Posted by davidearl on 18 August 2008 in English (English)

The Bury St Edmunds mapping party last Saturday attracted five people. Despite the miserable weather forecast, it was actually a pleasant, warm, rainless day, so between us we got about 30 person-hours of surveying done. I think this amounts to about 70% of the city. There is a much new development on the eastern fringes of the city that wasn't apparent from Landsat so Donald rather drew the short straw on that one. North through west and south is pretty much done (and most, but not all, the data for those now uploaded) except for a small bit in the south east. And then the dense section of the town centre south of Abbeygate Street remains to be surveyed.

Of the bits I did, I discovered an excellent cycleway in from the west parallel to the A14 which I didn't know existed. A new access road to West Suffolk college will be a first. Slightly surprisingly the river really does go right through the middle of Tewco's car park! The maze of narrow one-way residential streets in the old town immediately north of the centre meant going round several times if I wasn't to keep breaking the rules. There is an obscene amount of car parking around the town centre, though some of what I remember as car park on my last visit there a couple of years ago is now having a new shopping centre built on it.

Location: Abbey Precincts, Moreton Hall, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, East of England, England, United Kingdom

Comment from Mark Williamson on 18 August 2008 at 19:08

Hi David,

Sorry I didn't make it to this one, hopefully I'll be able to attend some future mapping parties, though. The progress that you've made with Bury already looks pretty amazing.

Cheers,
Mark

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