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Serving the Communities of
Bures Hamlet and Bures St Mary

Home of the Bures Dragon

Home of the Bures Dragon

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Launched early 2010 and
updated in 2011,
Bures at War.
Life in Bures during both World Wars

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Bures through the
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Archived Photos of Bures

Lt Cornard History Group
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Bures Community Cinema

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Circular walks around Bures

Seven Circular walks to enjoy around Bures

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Bures river scene 1909

River scene dated 1909

A collection of historical and local information on the two parishes of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet from the late 1800`s to 2016

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

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

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

Archived News can be found here

During the early part of 2015, I researched all of 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

Will London tube trains soon be running on the Branch Line ?

Want to know what's been added
since your last visit ?
See the list of updates

Why is our River running dry ?
NEW 100+ properties along the Colchester Rd ?

A family from "Tuscaloosa" USA visits the area including Chapel Barn during March.
More information
May 19th - Researcher visits Bures from Boston USA, to trace the Pelham, Harlackenden and Waldegrave family
More information

NEW Proposed Level Crossing Closures on the Branch Line

NEWCar crash along the B1508 at Staunch farm
NEWLife at Smallbridge School
NEW Smallbridge Roof Repairs
New Updated Rail page (VivaRail)
Major update to the Factory page

also visit the "bures.org.uk" site for approx 80 photographs taken of the Knitting Mill staff.

Archive News
Colchester Road Garage History
River House History

History of Planters, St Edmunds Lane
Scowen family research

BuresHamlet Parish News
BuresSt mary Parish News
These pages are no longer being published
Both Parish Councils now have their own dedicated web site.
Use the link below

BuresCommon Land News

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

We currently have 167 registered members.
Since its launch they have
posted 405 answers to 129 different topics.
Take this opportunity to have a look and see if you can help.

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

Visit North Essex Tourist

Boating on the river Stour
Bures millennium bridge
Bures Dragon
River Stour
Millennium Bridge
Bures Dragon

Web Site Facts
Since the launch of the web site in 2001, we have archived over 8,500 scanned documents
The photographic archive currently holds over 5,000 jpg and tiff images of local interest and related search material.
The latest email received congratulating the web site on its contents, originated from Honolulu in Hawaii.
If you include the individual photo album pages, there are over 1000 (html) web pages to access on this site
The average visitor numbers (not hits) to this web site is approximately 800 per month.al

This is a Community Web Site, run by the community for the enjoyment of those who visit the site.
The information has been sourced 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.
If you enter this site you have deemed to have read the terms and conditions concerning copyright. 2001-2016see legal notice