Friday, 18 May 2012
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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
on 01473 209069 If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.
Stairlifts Bury St Edmunds – Stairlifts Suffolk
This once royal Saxon town, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is steeped in history. Its historic buildings include the 7th century ruined abbey once a Benedictine monastery; a 12th century cathedral named after the King of East Anglia, Edmund who’s buried at the Abbey and 12th century St Mary’s Church the third largest parish church in England with its amazing ‘hammer-beam angel roof’.
Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can’t claim to be that old – a mere baby compared to Bury’s historic buildings at just 15 years – but we can claim to add to the town! We bring stairlifts to those who need assistance to make the stairs in their homes more accessible.
More than 170 retired people in the area are already benefiting from the help of a stair or chairlift. We keep count you see; we have a minute-by-minute scrolling counter on our website which records every stairlift sold. If you or a loved one need this kind of help in the Bury St Edmunds area please read on.
A stairlift ensures safety on the stairs when unsteady feet or legs make getting up and down them a problem. A stairlift gives back that independence we all need. At Castle Comfort Stairlifts you can find comparisons of all UK manufacturers and of course the all-important costs of stairlifts so that you can do your calculating. Don’t forget that you can use a 0% finance deal or maybe even a grant to help you purchase your own stairlift. And of course if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our local office on 01473 209069 .
Royal and famous
As we mentioned Bury St Edmund was a ‘royal’ town in Saxon times. King Edmund was slain by the Vikings or martyred hence his canonisation and was buried at the Abbey. Many people made pilgrimages to the grave of this saint and many miracles were performed at his graveside bringing this market town much fame at the time.
Its royal connections continued. In the early 13th century the barons of England possibly met in the Abbey and swore to persuade King John to accept the Charter of Liberties, a document which influenced the creation of the Magna Carter.
The town was granted two fairs by Henry III later changed to two markets, one on Wednesdays and one on Saturdays, by James I.
St Edmundsbury Cathedral (originally St James Church)
Originally built as the parish church of St James in the 11th century within the Abbey complex, and largely rebuilt in the 16th century, it didn’t become St Edmundsbury Cathedral until the early 20th century.
The Norman Tower
The 12th century Norman Tower was built as the gateway to St James Church and also as its bell tower. It has a set of 10 bells – soon to be joined by two more – that still ring for the Cathedral every Sunday and also for special occasions including weddings.
The 10 bells were made in the 18th century. The heaviest bell ‘The Tenor’ weighs more than 27 cwts and makes a C sharp sound.
St Mary’s Church
The third largest parish church in England, St Mary’s church was built as part of the original Abbey. Its famous roof is a masterpiece of wooden beams and carved angels. Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII – did you know he had a very early form of stairlift – is buried here or reburied here; she was moved from her resting place in the Abbey after her brother’s famous dissolution of the monasteries. Much, much later Queen Victoria had a stained glass window put in the church in memory of Mary’s interment here.
Bury’s Grade I listed Guildhall has ‘reigned’ over town proceeding for more than 8 centuries. In its time it has been a courtroom, a library, a meeting place and an assembly house.
Pillar of Salt sign
A modern Grade II listed monument is the Pillar of Salt sign on Angel Hill in the town. Built in 1935 it is thought to be the first internally lit road sign!
Did you know?
· The 14th century Black Death probably killed half of Bury’s population?
· Witch trials took place in the town during the 17th century?
· And 18 ‘witches’ were hanged in 1645?
· There are chalk-working tunnels beneath the town?
· The UK’s largest brewery – British owned – Green King has its HQ in Bury St Edmunds?
· It’s also the home of the country’s smallest pub, The Nutshell ... and it’s haunted?
· Some days you can smell burnt sugar? This is the result of processing of sugar beet at the British Sugar factory.
Know anyone famous from or connected with Bury St Edmunds?
· Well known DJ John Peel had made Bury St Edmunds or at least nearby Great Finborough his home; this is where he is buried and where his widow still lives. He had lived here for 33 years until his death in 2004. His funeral service was held at Bury’s Cathedral
· Actor Bob Hoskins well known for playing cockney characters was actually born in Bury when his mother was evacuated from London during the war. The family returned to London whilst Bob was still a baby
· Super model Claudia Schiffer owns an Elizabethan mansion – Coldham Hall – near to Bury St Edmunds
· Theatre director Sir Peter Hall was born here
· Author Norah Lofts bases many of her stories in Bury St Edmunds, fictional name Baildon
· Actor John Le Mesurier grew up here
· Actor Brian Capron best known as serial killer Richard Hillman in Coronation Street was born in nearby Eye
So remember if it’s a stairlift you need Castle Comfort Stairlifts can help. Castle Comfort Stairlifts can assess you and your house to see which stairlift is best for you – a straight stairlift or a curved stairlift or even a reconditioned one – and get you up and running (almost) within 24 hours. Straight stairlifts can usually be fitted in an hour and curved in an afternoon. Of course we also offer a superb after-installation service so that you don’t need to worry about being out of action!
Even if you carry more weight then Castle Comfort Stair Lifts have ones particularly designed to assist you too. Whatever your needs just get in touch to see how we can help. Call us on 01473 209069 .