Throughout the summer English Villages hold Fetes many of which are still very traditional.
I grew up in the village of Horringer,just south West of Bury St Edmunds, and often took part in the village fete either doing Maypole or country dancing, or entering arts and crafts in the Flower show. I know arts and crafts doesn't sound like it fits with flowers - but it does!!
It is an annual event where the local community get together, have fun (especially if there is a beer tent!) and usually raise money for charity.
Look out for advertisements for fetes - and go along - I'm sure you'll have fun!
You may notice that several of the streets in Bury St Edmunds are named after gates:
- Abbeygate street
- Westgate Street
- Eastgate Street
- Northgate Street
- Southgate Street
What you may also note is that they do not have gates on them (With the exception of Abbeygate street where one has recently been added).
Years ago there would have been gates on these roads.