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Lovely historic images show Bungay in days gone by

PUBLISHED: 18:30 12 October 2017

Bungay market place at night, dated 1st December 1967. Photo: Archant Library

Bungay market place at night, dated 1st December 1967. Photo: Archant Library

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Take a trip down memory lane with our fabulous photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decade. Today we focus on the picturesque town of Bungay which is situated in the Waveney Valley,

The Bungay Hog Fair procession at Maltings Meadow, dated 4th September 1982. Photo: Archant Library The Bungay Hog Fair procession at Maltings Meadow, dated 4th September 1982. Photo: Archant Library

A Waveney Valley feature, Bungay has long enjoyed strong links with agriculture and food producers from the surrounding farm and grazing land.

The central Buttercross in the market place was constructed in 1689 and was the place where local farmers would display their butter and other farm produce for sale. It has been the setting for the town’s market for several hundred years and continues to be an important part of community life today.

Corner of Staithe Road in Bungay, with Dreyer's Homes & Parish Church of Holy Trinity in the background, dated 2nd November 1946. Photo: Archant Library Corner of Staithe Road in Bungay, with Dreyer's Homes & Parish Church of Holy Trinity in the background, dated 2nd November 1946. Photo: Archant Library

The pretty streets and traditional marketplace have also hosted many parades and events over the decades, creating quite a spectacle among the old buildings.

Copies of the images featured in this story are available to buy via our photo sales website.

The Royal British Legion float winds its way through the Market Place during Saturday's Bungay Hog Fair carnival parade, dated 7th September 1985. Photo: Archant Library The Royal British Legion float winds its way through the Market Place during Saturday's Bungay Hog Fair carnival parade, dated 7th September 1985. Photo: Archant Library

Aerial view of Bungay. Photo: Archant Library Aerial view of Bungay. Photo: Archant Library

Bungay sea scout regatta on the Waveney and Bungay Staithe
Taken august 1964
Used the bbj 12 jan 2007
c11026 in cumulus under events Bungay sea scout regatta on the Waveney and Bungay Staithe Taken august 1964 Used the bbj 12 jan 2007 c11026 in cumulus under events

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