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Home of the Bures Dragon
Home of the Bures Dragon

The Bures Dragon sighted in a local field !
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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







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Lest We Forget, We Will Remember Them

Land to the rear of Friends Field
Follow the work on the Persimmon site on land to the rear of Friends Field

A collection of historical and local information on the two parishes of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet from the late 1800`s to 2013.

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


Quoits on the Common

Next game on "The Common" to be held on 10th May
Time to be confirmed

Bures Community Cinema

On Saturday 26th April we will be showing the Oscar nominated "Philomena" starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

More information

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


Visit Bures "Common", its history and newsletter


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

Dedham Vales and Stour Valley Project logo


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

Saturday 31st May & Sunday 1st June, 1pm to 6pm,
Admission £4, programmes available from any participating Garden or the Church

Around 16 Gardens open with some new ones for this year along with the regulars
In the Church - Cream Teas, Art Exhibition, Cake stall & book stall

The profits this year will be divided between
Bures Church & Noah's Ark Nursery Group,
who are raising funds to extend the outside play area.
There will be a Transition Group local produce market on the common on Saturda

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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