Date: Thursday 20 December 2018
Our East Anglia region is proud to have unveiled a commemorative display from 1911 at its Kingsbrook Place development, in Elmswell, to celebrate the heritage of the site.
Once home to St Edmunds Bacon Factory, hundreds of local Elmswell residents were employed at the factory, until its closure in 1996. Working with Elmswell Parish Council, we have placed an original foundation stone from the factory at the entrance to the Kingsbrook Place development, to celebrate the role the factory had once played in this tight-knit community.
Representatives from Elmswell Parish Council including Parish Clerk Peter Dow, Council Chairman Cllr Fred Pallett, Cllr Mike Friend, Cllr Peter Edmonds, Cllr Julia Taber, Cllr Chris Wiley, Cllr David Hawes, Cllr David Barker and Cllr Dick Burch, attended the unveiling on Saturday 15th December.
Council Chairman Cllr Fred Pallett, said: “We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey on behalf of the community for celebrating the heritage of the local area. It’s great to see that St Edmunds Bacon Factory has been commemorated, as it was an important part of the Elmswell community and is still remembered fondly by many.”
Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “Our Kingsbrook Place development will always be tied to St Edmunds Bacon Factory so we’re delighted to celebrate the role that the factory once played in the Elmswell community. We’re proud to have placed an original foundation stone from the factory at the front of the development, so that new and existing residents can learn about the history of the community in which they live.”