Book to be published in June.
It details the arrival of the USAAF to the west of Bures Hamlet in 1942/3.
The military constructed roadways and stored thousands of bombs and
munitions between Bures Hamlet and Wakes Colne.
The reason for this extraordinary military operation, was to keep munitions
away from active airfields and the prying eyes of the Luftwaffe.
Six years of research into this book, centered mainly on interviews
with local people in North Essex.
Research also extended into the USAAF
archives in the USA
Use the Contact Form for more information.
| Launched early 2010 and
updated in 2011,
Bures at War.
Life in Bures during both World Wars
Seven Circular walks to enjoy around Bures
Free download, these
books are being sold for £8 to £10 on Ebay
May 19, 2017
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.
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":-
These pages are no longer being published
Both Parish Councils now have their own dedicated web site.
Use the link below
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to ask, especially about lost relatives
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has been featured in the Halstead Gazette,
East Anglian Daily Times,
Suffolk Free Press, Lets Talk and many other local magazines.
Photographs supplied to
BBC East and Anglia TV.