Stars of 2020 placed on trees in Bury St Edmunds

Ceramic stars are being placed on Christmas trees in Bury St Edmunds as part of a campaign by The Crafty Foxes art group.

The Stars of 2020 initiative has been helped by the Bury Society along with the town council plus district and county councillors and pupils from four schools, the Guildhall Feoffment, St Edmunds Catholic and Tollgate, who were asked to think about all the good things that happened during the first lockdown.

The public have also had the opportunity to give the Crafty Foxes their special memories of their time during lockdown.

Now the words have been printed and placed on more than 200 ceramic stars and decorated on the four trees round the town in The Traverse, on Angel Hill, in  St Edmundsbury Cathedral Tree and outside the Theatre Royal.

All the trees should be decorated by the beginning of December.

Banners near the trees explain the project and all the messages created will be included as a word cloud in 2020.

Michelle Freeman, of The Crafty Foxes, (pictured at the tree on Angel Hill with Melanie Lesser) said: “This has been a lovely and very moving project with both children and adults happy to share their memories from their time during lockdown.

“It has been a difficult year for so many but the project has given local residents something positive to focus on.  I am very grateful to all that have supported the Stars of 2020.”

Pictured above: The Stars of 2020 place on the tree on Angel Hill. Photo: Josephine Sweetman.

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