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During August 2014, the world will have marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Why should we remember?

Why should we stop and think about those events that happened so long ago?

By the end of the First World War, there were very few people in the countries that took part, who remained unaffected.

The war reached out and touched almost everyone’s life in some way or other.
Visit our web site dedicated to Bures at War








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Launched early 2010 and
updated in 2011,
Bures at War.
Life in Bures during the second World War
Special topic - Womens Land Army
visit:- www.bures.me.uk



The latest email received congratulating the web site on its contents, originated from Honolulu in Hawaii





Latest News

Archived News can be found here

During the past months I have been researching the names on the Bures War Memorial.
I would appreciate any feedback that you can give me on those who lost their lives during both wars

Land to the rear of Friends Field
Follow the work on the Persimmon site on land to the rear of Friends Field
Final images taken Nov 4th
Sadly we have to report that Ida McMaster from Mount Bures died on November the 14th 2014. Ida assisted in running the Mount Bures web site.
NEW:- Colchester Archaeological Group New Publication on Local History

A collection of historical and local information on the two parishes of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet from the late 1800`s to 2014

River scene dated 1909

I hope you enjoy your visit, its aim is to view a selection of the finest buildings and structures of historic interest within the two parishes.
Hopefully this site will enlighten those, especially new to the village who may never have heard of the Tannery, Maltings, Cheese Factory, Gas Works, Workhouse, Victory Hall etc

If you cannot find what you are looking for then visit the
Site Map
for a comprehensive list of available pages.

"Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it":-
Oscar Wilde


Visit Bures "Common", its history and events

Street light switch on. Friday 28th November at St Mary's Church 6pm.
Followed by community carols with tea and coffee

Ferriers Christmas Bazaar
Tuesday 2nd December

10.00am to 12.00noon

Home made Christmas Cakes and Puddings. Mince Pies, Sausage Rolls, Jams, Chutneys and many other good things to eat.
Do come along



Bures Community Cinema

Thursday 18th December at 7.30pm will be the Bafta nominated animated Christmas comedy
"Arthur Christmas"
James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy
Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?'

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The average visitor numbers (not hits) to this web site is approximately 800 per month.



Bures-online has been featured in the Halstead Gazette, Evening Gazette,
East Anglian Daily Times,
Suffolk Free Press, Lets Talk and many other local magazines.

Photographs supplied to
BBC East and Anglia TV

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Have any questions to ask, especially about lost relatives
Why not use our new online message board ?
Live Message Board

We currently have 139 registered members.

During the past years they have posted 115 enquiries
with 354 answers being posted.
Take this opportunity to have a look and see if you can help.


Seven Circular walks to enjoy around Bures

river stour boating
millennium bridge
Bures Mill
River Stour
Millennium Bridge
Bures Mill

Since the launch of the web site in 2001, we have archived over 2,500 documents
and pieces of information concerning both world wars within the village.
The photographic archive currently holds over 3,000 jpg and tiff images of local interest and related search material.

This is a Community Web Site, run by the community for the enjoyment of those who visit the site.
The information has come from literally hundreds of people who have taken the time to submit their memories
and wish to record village life for others to enjoy reading.
If you have factual material (or amendments) which you think would be of interest to other viewers, then please let us know.
We are indebted to all those in the village who have supplied information. Credits are given where appropriate on the individual pages.
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