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Tuesday 16th July, 2002 - 13:35 BST
Royal visit to Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket
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After visiting Ipswich, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will depart for Bury St. Edmunds, stopping for a short visit around midday to Stowmarket.

The Queen's visit to Stowmarket:


The Queen the The Duke of Edinburgh will arrive by car at the Market Place, Stowmarket. The Queen will unveil a new Stowmarket Town sign and will meet the craftsmen who made the sign.

12.15pm The Queen will meet with representatives from 60 local organisations, and will take the opportunity to look around the Farmer's Market and meet stallholders. The Duke of Edinburgh will meet students involved in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and to view an exhibition in the Museum of East Anglian life.
12.25pm The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will depart to Bury St Edmunds by car.

The Queen's visit to Bury St Edmunds:


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will arrive at the Athenaeum, Angel Hill.


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will have lunch in the Ball room of the Athenaeum. The Queen will address guests, and the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, The Revd. Richard Lewis will say Grace.

2.35pm The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will greet members of the public on Angel Hill.
2.45pm The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will view the '10 Best of Suffolk' exhibits on Angel Hill. The exhibits include beer, church, crafts, fishing food, Newmarket, sport, technology, tourism and rural themes.
3.00pm The Queen will visit Abbey Gardens where alongside the wall of the Bowling Green the Mayor will invite Her Majesty to unveil a plaque to commemorate the Golden Jubilee visit to Bury St Edmunds.
3.10pm The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will take their seats in the High Altar area of the Abbey Gardens with 900 invited guests to listen to a 'Proms in the Park' concert, performed by the Suffolk Youth Orchestra.
3.25pm The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will proceed around the rose gardens to the west front of the Cathedral, where members of the public will be gathered.
3.30pm The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will depart by car.

Transport advice:

A special park and ride system will be running to make sure that as many people get to be part of the occasion as possible.

The free service is being put in place because the route that the Queen will take through the Angel Hill area Bury St Edmunds, will require roads and car parks to be closed around the town centre. The service will run from Nowton Park to St Andrews Street South.

  • First bus Nowton Park to centre 9.00am
  • Last bus from town centre 7.10pm
  • Run every 20 minutes
  • Journey time 10 minutes

Please be aware that the service may be suspended for a short while if the Angel Hill area of the town centre becomes overcrowded.

Road closuresBury St Edmunds Map

No on-street parking on Angel Hill north of the Abbeygate Street junction from 6.00am on Tuesday 16th July until 7.00am on the 17th July.

From this time the road will be totally closed from its junction with Crown St to Mustow Street until midnight on 17th July.

Abbeygate Street closed between junctions with Angel Hill and Angel Lane from 4.00am on the 16th July until midnight on 17th.

Churchgate Street will closed between junction with Crown Street and Angel Lane from 7.00am until 6.00pm on 17th July.

Crown Street closed from junction with Honey Hill to junction with Angel Hill from 7.00am until 6.00pm on 17th July.

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