Bury St Edmunds Employment Tribunal

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Bury St Edmunds Employment Tribunal
Triton House
St Andrews Street (North)
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1TR

Email: huntingdonet@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 01480 415 600

HELPLINE: ☎ 0330 660 7122

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Bury St Edmunds Information

Bury St. Edmunds is a market town in the County of Suffolk. Bury St Edmunds established on a grid pattern in 1080 however the area was occupied by the Romans almost a thousand years earlier. The town was originally called Beodericsworth. The current name comes from the word 'burg' which is Germanic and means a fortress or castle together with a reference to Edmund who was King of the East Angles and was subsequently venerated as a Saint and martyr.

Bury St Edmunds is renowned for a ruined cloister close to the town centre and is well-known for malting and brewing by Greene King Brewery and Bartrums Brewery and for the production of Silver Spoon sugar by the British Sugar processing factory. The area has long produced large amounts of sugar beet from hundreds of growers for processing into sugar. The area has a low unemployment rate due to the numerous businesses established in the town. In the past the town was well known for a large woollen trade and cloth making.

A permanent army company became stationed at the town in 1878 after Gibraltar Barracks was completed. During WWII, the United States Army-Air Force (USAAF) utilised RAF Station Rougham.

The town is associated with Magna Carta as a result of a meeting of Barons who congregated in Abbey Church to agree tactics which eventually led to the signing of Magna Carta.

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