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Bury is one of the most well connected towns in Greater Manchester, just a few miles from Bolton and Rochdale, and with good transport routes into the city including its own Metrolink spur.
Its name comes from an old word for ‘borough’ which originally meant a castle or fort (‘burg’ is still the German word for a castle) and this means the Metropolitan Borough of Bury is really the ‘borough of boroughs’.
history of bury.
Bury developed as a market town with its market place at its centre, and its importance as a centre of commerce dates back to Roman times, with currency from around 250 AD found in the town.
A Roman road known as Watling Street passes west of the town centre – although this is separate from the other Watling Streets found elsewhere around the country.
BURY AND THE WAR OF THE ROSES.
Bury played an unusual role in the War of the Roses, when affluent local landowner Sir Thomas Pilkington, who built Bury Castle in 1469, chose to support the House of York.
This ended badly following the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Richard III was killed in the battle, and Sir Thomas was executed soon after, with his estate turned over to Thomas Stanley, the newly created Earl of Derby.
The original ‘Bobby’, Sir Robert Peel, was a Bury resident who went on to become British Prime Minister in 1834 and again in 1841.
It was as Home Secretary that he introduced the Metropolitan Police Act 1829, which established the modern police force in London, and patrolling police are called ‘Bobbies on the beat’ in his honour to this day.
Sir Robert died at the age of 62 in 1850, several days after a severe riding accident in which his horse ran over him, and memorials now stand to him at Bury parish church and Holcombe Hill.
Modern-day Bury is still an iconic centre of culture for the north of England, with its Market Hall open Monday to Saturday and its open-air market on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays too.
The market is a place to find local treats and delicacies, with a stall held by the famous Bury Black Pudding Company and a listing in the Tripe Marketing Board’s ‘Tripe Adviser’ as one of the leading locations for offal.
For those of a sweeter disposition, Bury is also known for its unique take on the traditional recipe for simnel cake, the layered fruit cake with almond paste, which in the town is usually seen iced with eleven decorative balls on top.