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Serving the Communities of
Bures Hamlet and Bures St Mary

Home of the Bures Dragon

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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

More houses for Bures.
Plans have been approved for 6 dwellings on the
old slaughterhouse site
View Plans

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
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.
On December 27th Derek Davis of Friends Field passed away. Derek had been a Governor at the Primary School, Committee member of both the Football Club and Village Hall as well as a St Mary Parish Councillor.
NEW:- Colchester Archaeological Group New Publication on Local History
Vintage Photographs of Bures: New web site

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
Within the three parishes of Bures St Mary, Bures Hamlet and Mount Bures, there are 116 Listed Buildings.

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

Fibre arriving in Bures ?

Currently contractors are installing fibre between the telephone exchange and a cabinet alongside the church wall.
The engineer informed me the completion date is 2017

The BTOpenreach web site states:-

Exchange name: Bures
Status: Planned Area

Your area is in our future plans and should be enabled within the next 18 months. We'll provide more details nearer the time. At the moment you can't order Superfast Fibre.


Bures Community Cinema


19th March at 7.30pm
BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing
Further details


16th April at 7.30pm
The Imitation Game
The story of the code breaker, Alan Turin.


Welcome to
Serving the Communities of
Bures Hamlet and Bures St Mary
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
River Stour
Millennium Bridge
Bures Dragon

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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