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Being on the railway line from Suffolk to Cambridge allowed the manure merchants, Robert and Walton Burrell, to market fertiliser to the predominantly agricultural area around Bury St.Edmunds. The proximity of coprolite works in both counties would have been a factor, they buying in the phosphatic nodules for their conversion using sulphuric acid to superphosphate. They were advertising in 1892 as Artificial Manure Manufacturers from their Chemical works in Westley, Bury St.Edmunds. (Kelly’s Directory 1892)