Bures-online.co.uk
Serving the communities of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet


Quoits on the Common

 

 


Are you interested in playing Quoits, then contact:-
Dean Manning on 01787 229035
Dennis Ambrose on 01787 227781

 

.
Quoit bed and throwing marker
Quit bed filled with soft clay


Pair of Steel Quoits
Photograph >>>> Bures Quoits team date unknown>>>

Read more about how to play the game

During 2013, a set of Quoits equipment was discovered in a shed by Dennis Ambrose, farm manager at Fysh House Farm.
These had most probably been abandoned when the last Bures Quoits team was disbanded decades ago. ( see above)

With a thriving Quoits team only 2 miles away at Mount Bures, it seemed appropriate to try and set up a local team in the village.

Consequently, during the latter part of the year, it was suggested by Dennis in conjunction with Dean Manning to recruit members for this new team.
By the Spring of 2014, the response had been extraordinary with 15 applicants, enough to have 3 or 4 teams.

The Bures group was subsequently accepted into the "Stoke by Nayland Steel Quoits League" during March

The inaugural match for the Bures Quoits Teams took place on "The Common" on Saturday 19th April.
This was an open invitation match with teams participating from Mount Bures, Holbrook and Gt Horkesley.
The Bures team although up against such stiff opposition, proudly made itself to the semi-finals before being knocked out by the Holbrook team.

The local community turned out in good numbers to support this event, many never having heard of Quoits, let alone see it being played.
The participating teams were impressed at the number of spectators present.

Well done Bures


View this photo album for more images

Dean Manning (Bures Captain)

 

 




Photographs by Alan Beales 19/04/2014


Richardson Landscapes are the official Sponsors of the Mount Bures web site.

We are family run landscapers, based in Mount Bures and work thoughout Essex and Suffolk to create customers dream gardens.
We undertake all aspects of landscaping large or small.

Please see our Portfolio page for a range of our completed projects on our website at:-
www.richardsonlandscapes.co.uk