Culford’s nearest town, Bury St. Edmunds, was recently named by The Times as the best place to live in the East of England. With a rich history that is clear to see as you walk through Bury’s streets, from the 11th century Guildhall, the oldest civic building in Britain, and the Theatre Royal, the UK’s only working Regency playhouse, to the 21st century arc shopping centre; Bury St. Edmunds offers something for everyone, whatever their age or interests.
Old Culfordian and the Bury in Bloom Coordinator, Melanie Lesser (1975-1977), was interviewed by The Times for their original article remarking that “Bury is such a friendly place”. An attribute that is evidently reflected in the guide, which takes into account the community spirt of an area as well as the employment rate and school system.
Culford School also received a special mention in The Times’ article as the local independent school, and as staff were reminded yesterday by Headmaster Julian Johnson-Munday and Deputy Head of Prep School Claire Bentley Culford is an incredibly happy and thriving School.
Although Bury has changed over the decades we hope that OCs who have moved away from the area will always feel at home when they return to the streets they once walked as Culford pupils.