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New artworks depict Bury St Edmunds during the early 20th century

PUBLISHED: 22:11 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 22:24 02 March 2017

We Love Bury St Edmunds creator James Sheen, supporters and Mayor of St Edmundsbury with artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews at the unveiling of the iconic paintings of the town at the Apex on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

We Love Bury St Edmunds creator James Sheen, supporters and Mayor of St Edmundsbury with artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews at the unveiling of the iconic paintings of the town at the Apex on Sunday. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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A series of pictures have been commissioned depicting the different decades of Bury St Edmunds throughout the early 20th century.

Mayor of St Edmundsbury Julia Wakelam with artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews at the unveiling of the iconic paintings of the town at the Apex. The pictured featured here is the 1920s print. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTMayor of St Edmundsbury Julia Wakelam with artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews at the unveiling of the iconic paintings of the town at the Apex. The pictured featured here is the 1920s print. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews created the four art deco prints following a request by the founder of the hugely-popular Facebook community called We Love Bury St Edmunds!

The paintings, which illustrate Bury from the 1920s-1950s, were all unveiled at the Apex, with mayor of St Edmundsbury Julia Wakelam in attendance.

The 1930s art deco print of Bury St Edmunds by artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTThe 1930s art deco print of Bury St Edmunds by artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

“In June of 2016 an artist came to my attention in the Facebook group with an amazing graphic of the town, which had been designed in the 1920’s art deco style,” said the group’s founder James Sheen. “I was so taken with this, I met with him, and we discussed some more work based on this style.”

The prints are entitled, in chronological order: The Shape of Things to Come, Opening Night, Farewell, and Build for Britain.

The 1940s art deco print of Bury St Edmunds by artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTThe 1940s art deco print of Bury St Edmunds by artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The 1950s art deco print of Bury St Edmunds by artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews. Picture: ANDY ABBOTTThe 1950s art deco print of Bury St Edmunds by artist Joshua Rosewarne-Andrews. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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