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Bury St Edmunds & Suffolk

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A warm welcome to the Suffolk Branch of the English-Speaking Union!

The beautiful and historic cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds is steeped in history. The meeting of the Barons prior to the signing of the Magna Carta took place in the Old Abbey, where many years earlier the body of King Edmund was laid on the high after he was slain by the Danes. Thus the name “Bury St Edmunds”

The Branch programme of events includes lunches with a speaker and afternoon teas both held in the delightful Nowton Park Hotel. Visits are arranged to visit places of interest, and coffee mornings are also on the programme enabling members to meet socially.

Members of the ESU Suffolk Branch come from throughout the County, and the age group varies: you are never too young or too old to join.

The ESU UK Public Speaking Competition is well supported and we always welcome help to organise this competition which, along with other ESU educational programmes such as the Performing Shakespeare Competition, the School’s Mace and the mentor-led Discover Your Voice workshops lie at the core of the ESU’s educational aims.

So, if you are passionate about helping to equip the young with the life skills and confidence they so need in today’s world, please get in touch. You will be making a real difference to your local community as well as joining a worldwide organisation dedicated to improving the life chances of young people everywhere.

We look forward to welcoming you to our branch!

Joy Childs

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