Earnest Edmund is a celebration of Suffolk life, inspired by its beautiful countryside, coastline, towns and villages. The colourful sculpture pays tribute to the county’s heritage, iconic buildings and landmarks – how many can you spot? Earnest Edmund commemorates the patron saint of Suffolk – St Edmund, the 9th century King of East Anglia and the first patron saint of England. The St Edmund flag flies proudly at the crown of the sculpture. Painted by Norfolk artist Mik Richardson, Earnest Edmund has an accompanying children’s worksheet to help them identify and learn more about Suffolk’s rich and varied culture.