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As a group we have grown at an alarming rate, from the early days of late December 2015, with a meteoric rise in members within the first 30 days to where we are now. What do they say? Read all about it! :)

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The Nick Betson Collection

The Nick Betson Collection

Nick Betson is one of We Love Bury St Edmunds! favourite photographers.. here he is displaying his amazing talent


Since We Love Bury St Edmunds began in December 2015, we have been making the newspapers on a regular basis. We didn’t plan it this way, but I can tell you we are not knocking it and have always been looked after very well by the media. Thank you!

DECEMBER 2015

I created a Facebook Group called “We Love Bury St Edmunds!” after 30 days there were 9,000 members.. so we celebrated in January…

 

JANUARY 2016

We photo-bombed the King

Rupert Nye - Photo Bomb The King

Rupert Nye – Photo Bomb The King

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/they_love_bury_st_edmunds_1_4386397

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/they_love_bury_st_edmunds_1_4386397

 

APRIL 2016

We launched the “We Love Bury St Edmunds” badge

wlbse badge

wlbse badge

(12,200 members)… and T Shirts and Polo Shirts…

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/loving_bury_st_edmunds_is_now_badge_of_honour_for_facebook_group_1_4492603

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/loving_bury_st_edmunds_is_now_badge_of_honour_for_facebook_group_1_4492603

 

And in the same breath, we announced that there would be a website coming….

 

JULY 2016

Photos drawn from the Facebook Group were proudly displayed in the

West Suffolk Hospital Memory Walk

My WiSH Memory Walk

My WiSH Memory Walk

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/west_suffolk_hospital_s_25_000_dementia_walk_set_for_launch_1_4615355

 

AUGUST 2016

We played with some ideas for a Human Colour Wheel…

Brian Gobey - The Human Colour Wheel - Abbey Gardens - Bury St Edmunds

Brian Gobey – The Human Colour Wheel – Abbey Gardens – Bury St Edmunds

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/we-love-bury-st-edmunds-members-form-a-human-colour-wheel-in-the-abbey-gardens-1-7538741

 

Halfords Autocare on Eastgate street, became the first company to support discounts to people who wear the WLBSE badge. This was followed by The Fox Inn on Eastgate Street, Mings in Abbeygate Street, The Abbeygate Cinema, Jessops and Adnams in Bury St Edmunds.

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

We announced we would be having a party at Christmas to raise money for My WiSH Charity for West Suffolk Hospital and North Court Care Home

A Night 2 Remember

A Night 2 Remember

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/eurovision-winners-to-perform-at-we-love-bury-st-edmunds-birthday-bash-1-7570930

 

OCTOBER 2016

10 months after Facebook Group launched, we launched the website….

Rupert Nye

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/we-love-bury-st-edmunds-facebook-group-launches-website-1-7641034

 

7th October Gave a talk to the Saxon Gate Community Association – Annual General Meeting 2016 at The Southgate Community Centre

 

 

NOVEMBER 2016

We launched the 2017 WLBSE Calendar

WLBSE Calendar 2017

WLBSE Calendar 2017

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/make-a-date-with-we-love-bury-st-edmunds-group-s-calendar-1-7666652

https://www.logicdesign.co.uk/2016/11/logic-design-launches-love-bury-st-edmunds-website/

 

 

DECEMBER 2016

A Night 2 Remember – that you can’t afford to forget!

The Brotherhood Of Man

The Brotherhood Of Man

We have The Brotherhood of Man coming to perform at Ashlar House in Bury St Edmunds.

http://www.wsh.nhs.uk/Charity/Events/ANight2Remember.aspx

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/pop-band-take-roof-off-house-at-bury-st-edmunds-party-1-7741855

 

21st December 2016 – Bury Mercury – Review of A Night 2 Remember

 

22nd December 2016 – East Anglian Daily Times – Review of A Night 2 Remember

 

23rd December 2016 – Bury Free Press – Review of A Night 2 Remember

 

JANUARY 2017

We Photo Bombed The King Again…

Andy Abbott - 28 - WLBSE - Photo Bomb The King 2017c

Andy Abbott – 28 – WLBSE – Photo Bomb The King 2017c

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/we-love-bury-st-edmunds-members-recreate-memorable-photo-challenge-1-7778716

 

And a great article and front page of the East Anglian Daily Times.. Thanks to Andy Abbott

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/we_love_bury_st_edmunds_facebook_group_celebrates_a_year_of_success_1_4852548

 

 

FEBRUARY 2017

We had a press release at The Apex on 26th February for

The Limited Edition Decades Prints

April Urquhart - Decades Prints Launch

April Urquhart – Decades Prints Launch

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/new_artworks_depict_bury_st_edmunds_during_the_early_20th_century_1_4914598

 

MARCH 2017

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/new-artworks-depict-bury-st-edmunds-during-the-early-20th-century-1-4914598

 

MAY 2017

The St Edmund Of Suffolk Flag is seen around the World

The Flag Of St Edmund Of Suffolk at Eurovision

The Flag Of St Edmund Of Suffolk at Eurovision

http://www.eadt.co.uk/what-s-on/it-s-the-eurovision-song-contest-and-suffolk-superfan-james-is-super-excited-1-5006642

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/mission-accomplished-st-edmund-s-flag-gets-international-exposure-thanks-to-suffolk-eurovision-superfan-1-5019029

http://www.stowmarketmercury.co.uk/news/mission-accomplished-st-edmund-s-flag-gets-international-exposure-thanks-to-suffolk-eurovision-superfan-1-5019029

 

 

JULY 2017

We supported the Cancer Research Relay For Life

Relay For Life - Nowton Park 2017

Relay For Life – Nowton Park 2017

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2017-07-08/hundreds-turn-out-for-24-hour-charity-relay-race/

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/relay-for-life-beats-fund-raising-target-as-hundreds-take-part-1-8050814

 

 

AUGUST 2017

The Abseil for My WiSH Charity

Abseiling down the Arcelor Mittal for the My WiSH Charity

Abseiling down the Arcelor Mittal for the My WiSH Charity

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/west-suffolk-hospital-charity-s-every-heart-matters-appeal-reaches-new-heights-with-fundraising-abseil-1-5132479

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/west-suffolk-hospital-charity-s-every-heart-matters-appeal-reaches-new-heights-with-fundraising-abseil-1-5132479

http://www.sudburymercury.co.uk/news/west-suffolk-hospital-charity-s-every-heart-matters-appeal-reaches-new-heights-with-fundraising-abseil-1-5132479

 

The Photo Bomb

We did it again to launch St Edmunds Day celebrations for November

Andy Abbott - photobomb the king

Andy Abbott – photobomb the king

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/an-invitation-to-photobomb-the-king-1-8083789

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/st-edmund-to-be-celebrated-1-8103640

 

The Photo Bomb Event

A Night 2 Remember 2

A Night 2 Remember 2

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/countdown-begins-to-three-day-celebration-of-town-and-martyred-saint-1-5156384

 

 

OCTOBER 2017

Bury Free Press Business Awards Finalist

Bury Free Press Business Awards Finalist

Bury Free Press Business Awards Finalist

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/video-best-in-the-business-1-8196780

 

A Night 2 Remember 2 was launched

Andy Abbott - A Night To Remember 2

Andy Abbott – A Night To Remember 2

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/charities-to-benefit-from-glittering-night-in-great-whelnetham-1-5239703

 

 

NOVEMBER 2017

Your Town Needs You Campaign and over 126 Businesses raise the Flag of St Edmund for the first time

St Edmunds Day 2017

St Edmunds Day 2017

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/calls-made-to-get-out-the-flags-and-bunting-to-help-celebrate-st-edmund-s-day-events-1-5259998

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/flags-are-flying-for-st-edmund-s-day-celebrations-1-5278787?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=dlvr.it

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/celebrating-unsung-heroes-in-the-bury-st-edmunds-community-1-8250300

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2654186-bury%20st%20edmunds/0#pinnedpost_5a12f1e7e4b09ffe5dff1a18

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/happy-st-edmund-s-day-1-8253396

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/eurovision-royalty-visit-to-town-to-help-celebrate-st-edmunds-day-1-5288824

 

Paul Da Vinci in the EADT

http://www.eadt.co.uk/what-s-on/paul-da-vinci-sugar-baby-love-rubettes-1-5299872

 

Sudbury Mercury

You might not know the face but we bet you know the hit song…

http://www.sudburymercury.co.uk/what-s-on/paul-da-vinci-sugar-baby-love-rubettes-1-5299872

 

 

DECEMBER 2017

East Anglian Daily Times

Charity benefits from A Night 2 Remember 2

A Night 2 Remember 2

A Night 2 Remember 2

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/charity-benefits-from-a-night-2-remember-2-held-at-great-whelnetham-1-5326150

Bury Mercury

Charity benefits from Night 2 Remember 2

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/charity-benefits-from-a-night-2-remember-2-held-at-great-whelnetham-1-5326150

The Legend Of St Edmund

Andy Abbott - Anne-Marie David

Andy Abbott – Anne-Marie David

OikoTimes

https://oikotimes.com/in-brief-jesc-2017-hostess-bids-for-lisbon-a-blast-from-the-past-for-poland-and-more/

 

 

JANUARY 2018

Donation made to Gatehouse Dementia Hub

Donations to Gatehouse

Donations to Gatehouse

https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/dementia-hub-receives-600-from-we-love-bury-st-edmunds-party-night-1-8323757

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018

Donations to My WiSH Charity

James-Sheen,-Julie-Fountain-and-Maggie-Woodhouse

James-Sheen,-Julie-Fountain-and-Maggie-Woodhouse

http://mywishcharity.wsh.nhs.uk/Charity/News/2018/ExclusiveprintdonatedtotheMemoryWalkattheWestSuffolkHospital.aspx

 

MARCH 2018

We conveyed our deep concerns over the loss of Borough status

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/fears-over-loss-of-borough-council-status-for-bury-st-edmunds-following-merger-of-st-edmundsbury-borough-council-and-forest-heath-district-council-1-5432636

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/fears-over-loss-of-borough-council-status-for-bury-st-edmunds-following-merger-of-st-edmundsbury-borough-council-and-forest-heath-district-council-1-5432636

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/life-of-st-edmund-musical-bury-st-edmunds-suffolk-1-5442697

 

APRIL 2018

And amidst Eurovision we still campaigned to the retain our Borough status

https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/james-ready-to-take-on-lisbon-for-eurovision-1-8469725

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/eurovision-song-contest-we-love-bury-st-edmunds-james-sheen-bury-st-edmunds-suffolk-lisbon-portugal-1-5490082

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/eurovision-song-contest-we-love-bury-st-edmunds-james-sheen-bury-st-edmunds-suffolk-lisbon-portugal-1-5490082

https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/group-will-look-at-borough-status-and-mayoralty-for-new-west-suffolk-council-1-8474463

 

MAY 2018

Eurovision and We Love Bury St Edmunds seemed to merge and overlap for me

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/arts/music/eurovision-fans.html

https://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/news/180508-se02.cfm

https://www.rtp.pt/play/p4226/e345125/telejornal

http://amulher.com/quem-e-o-homem-que-caiu-aos-pes-das-apresentadoras-da-eurovisao-revista-vip/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3QvQ-l0G5I&list=PLMedIwg0kZw-6UQ7vWaoTs0OUrgqaU7CP&index=28&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VsMj1uk-qM&list=PLMedIwg0kZw-6UQ7vWaoTs0OUrgqaU7CP&index=29&t=1177s

 

 

AUGUST 2018

And then of course, it was August, and 3 months to go until St Edmunds Day

Gathering by the statue of St Edmund by the Abbey West Front in Bury St Edmunds for the "We Love Bury St Edmunds" Photobomb the King event on Sunday. PICTURE: Andy Abbott

Gathering by the statue of St Edmund by the Abbey West Front in Bury St Edmunds for the “We Love Bury St Edmunds” Photobomb the King event on Sunday.
PICTURE: Andy Abbott

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/photo-bomb-session-bury-st-edmunds-st-edmund-s-day-suffolk-1-5653095

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/photo-bomb-session-bury-st-edmunds-st-edmund-s-day-suffolk-1-5653095

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/st-edmund-s-day-photo-bomb-session-bury-st-edmunds-suffolk-1-5660487

http://www.burymercury.co.uk/news/st-edmund-s-day-photo-bomb-session-bury-st-edmunds-suffolk-1-5660487

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

A reunion thanks to We Love Bury St Edmunds!

Bury Free Press

Bury Free Press

https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/texan-kaye-flies-in-for-reunion-55-years-on-9043726/

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Town getting ready to mark St Edmund’s Day

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/st-edmund-s-day-november-20-2018-bury-st-edmunds-suffolk-1-5776908

 

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