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Serving the Communities of
Bures Hamlet and Bures St Mary

Home of the Bures Dragon

Home of the Bures Dragon

Now in it`s 16th year

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

visit:- www.bures.me.uk

Bures through the
Camera Lens

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Archived Photos of Bures


Last Update
February 23, 2018 -->


Rebecca Fraser author of "The Mayflower", visited Bures on Jan 9th 2018 in order to visit Gt Bevills, St Stephens Chapel and Smallbridge Hall

Link to book review




Rail station cirac 1950
- the shed is still in use today as a waiting room
From Dec 10th 2017, Bures station is now a "request stop"

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


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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 167 registered members.
Since its launch they have
posted 415 answers to 133 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

Circular walks around Bures

Seven Circular walks to enjoy around Bures

Free download, these books are being sold for £8 to £10 on Ebay


Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Bures Wildlife Trail

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September 2017, Frances Hart from Portland, Origon, USA
tracing her ancestors,
the Harlackenden and De-Vere family.l
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A family from "Tuscaloosa" USA visits the area including Chapel Barn during March, 2016
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May 2016- Researcher visits Bures from Boston USA, to trace the Pelham, Harlackenden and Waldegrave family
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January 2017. Visitor from California in Bures researching his descendants
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Exciting new book by Rebecca Fraser
Features Ferriers, Smallbridge and St Mary`s
Voted "Times History Book of the Year 2017"

Blank Cards, Greeting Cards and Calendar - more information
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.
Emails received congratulating the web site on its contents, eminated from Honolulu in Hawaii and Origon, USA
If you exclude the photo album pages, there are currently 325 (html) web pages to access on this site
The average visitor numbers (not hits) to this web site is approximately 800 per month.
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. 2001-2017 see legal notice