In 1971 seven businessmen decided they would like to expand their expertise of public speaking.
They called themselves “The Bury Toastmasters Club”.
In April 1972 they gained a charter from the Association of Speakers Clubs
Great Britain, becoming “The Bury St. Edmunds Speakers Club”.
Over the years many well know visitors have graced our club.
One example was actor and broadcaster, the late David Kossoff
. He was on a local lecture tour and asked his hotel manager “if anything interesting was going on here?” On visiting the club he received a very warm welcome and contributed to the evening and was fascinated that such a club existed, literally on his hotel doorstep!
The club has had various venues over the year’s, we now meet fortnightly at the Woolpack public house on the outskirts of the town. With great thanks to Graham, the landlord, this venue is free, so enables us to keep subscriptions to a minimum. Which is always good to know!"The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up and speak in public"George Jessel