Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Bury St. Edmunds

East of England

Risbygate roundabout

St. Edmund

died 869
King of East Anglia from about 855; by tradition he met his death at an unidentified place known as Haegelisdun, after he refused the Danes' demand that he renounce Christ: the Danes beat him, shot him with arrows and then beheaded him
Emmanuel O'Brien

Bury St. Edmunds /  St. Edmund   Bury St. Edmunds /  St. Edmund


Statue of St Edmund at his martyrdom - fabricated from stainless steel rodss woven around the body pierced through with arrows.


The statue has been designed by student Emmanuel O'Brien, 18, from Bury St Edmunds, who won the From Abbey to arc contest to design a roundabout for the town. The statue was fabricated from stainless steel rods by Nigel Kaines from Designs on Metal at Stowlangtoft.

Bury St. Edmunds - St. Edmund


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Location (N 52°14'51" - E 0°42'25")

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