Historic Bungay images displayed on King’s Head as heritage project continues
- Credit: Kieran Lynch
Photographs relating to the history of Bungay have been unveiled as part of a major heritage project.
Discussions are ongoing regarding the future of the historic King's Head Hotel site, with plans to turn it into a heritage and education centre based around the medieval castle.
The Bungay Castle Trust, which purchased the site last year, is currently working with Bungay Museum, as well as Historic England and architects on the scheme.
But for now, five photo panels have been put up on the King's Head which depict Bigod's Castle.
Olly Barnes, chairman of the Bungay Castle Trust, said: 'The pictures have really been put up to promote the project and get people's attention to let them know that work is ongoing.
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'We can't really say too much about the project at the minute but we are holding meetings and we will be putting up a sixth panel eventually which we expect to feature a summary of the project together with a timeline for key developments.'
The King's Head was due to be turned into an apart hotel before it was purchased by the Castle Trust, which joined forces with Bungay Museum to work on the project.
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The building was bought following a bequest from the late Harry Smith, a Bungay resident whose will required his estate to be used for the benefit of the town.
The group's plans are based around the town's rich heritage, and will include a visitor centre, museum, and apprenticeship and vocational workshops for heritage construction skills.
As well as the five images, a notice has gone up to let people know where the project stands.
The notice written by Mr Barnes says: 'We are currently working with Historic England, and our architects, Purcel Miller, Tritton, to create a heritage hub, focused around the medieval castle.
'The aim is to increase tourism and enhance the local economy while benefitting the entire community with a programme of annual activities, events, involving education, living history, apprenticeships and recreation.
'So watch this space for further developments.'
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