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Interesting facts and information about Suffolk
- Suffolk produces some of the UKs favourite items. In Stowmarket the Muntons plant makes the malt for the honeycomb centres of Maltesers. The electrical firm Bosch and a Dulux paint factory are also located in Stowmarket. Silver Spoon sugar is produced at a massive plant in Bury St Edmunds, where sugar beet is turned into white granulated and baking sugars. Major brewers based in Suffolk include Greene King, in Bury St Edmunds, Adnams, based in Southwold, Copella makes fruit juice at its farm in Boxford and Aspall produces cider in a village called Aspall. At Bawdsey Research Station, near Felixstowe, which opened in 1936 radar was developed
- The UK’s most easterly point is Ness Point in Lowestoft is. Also known as Lowestoft Ness, the spot is marked by a circular stone plaque that shows the distance to cities in Europe and Britain’s other cardinal points. While not as famous as Lands End or John O’Groats, Ness point is benefiting from a major grant to transform it into a tourist hotspot.
Long before the Norman conquest, Edmund the Martyr, commonly known as St Edmund, was King of East Anglia. He died in November 869. He didn’t die in a peaceful manner and according to legend, he was tied to a tree, shot with arrows and beheaded, as he refused to share power with what he regarded as heathen non-Christians. In the 11th Century his remains were taken to what became Bury St Edmunds before the abbey was established there. The shrine eventually built there became one of the most famous pilgrimage locations in England. In 1539 when the abbey was largely destroyed and the shrine defaced, the bones disappeared during the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII.