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Brief description of site

This sports ground, now in the ownership of the borough council, has a pavilion and oak memorial tablets.

Brief history of site

The two sons of Sir Walter Green, and the six sons of Edward Lake, both Directors of Greene King, all served in World War 1 and all returned. This sports ground was gifted to the town by the company in gratitude for the safe return of a number of employees, and in memory of those who did not return. The site was opened on October 12th, 1920.

Location information:

Address: Pavilion Victory Sports Ground, Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2NL

Locality: Bury St. Edmunds

Local Authorities:

Suffolk; St Edmundsbury; Bury St Edmunds

Historical County: Suffolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 155 Grid Ref: TL864626
Latitude: 52.23 Longitude: 0.727969

Key information:

Form of site: park

Purpose of site: recreation ground

Context or principal building: recreational

Site first created: 1920

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

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