1888 - 1894

Bury St Edmund's Science and Art Classes are first noticed in an advertisement in the Bury Free Press of January 1888 'Art and Science Classes, Bury St Edmund's conducted by W T Griffiths, headmaster of the Ipswich School, every Wednesday commencing on the 25th inst. at Rooms over the Offices of the Bury Free Press, Abbeygate Street....Students will be prepared for any of the Drawin Examinations for the Certificates and Prizes offered by the Government Department of Science and Art or for Oxford and Cambridge local examinations. On 19 January 1889 'Bury St Edmund's Science and Art Classes, under the Management of a Local Committee and conducted by W. T. Griffiths, will re-commence at the Rooms at 61 Abbeygate Street, on Wednesday the 23rt inst.' They are last noted as being held in the Town Hall, Bury St Edmund's in 1894. This may have been a forerunner of the Bury St Edmund's School of Art.