Serving the communities of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet


Winston Churchill`s painting of the Chambers Garage Fire, 1928



Winston Churchill 1928


From the previous page, we know that Winston Churchill painted the Chambers Fire in 1928

Rumour has it, that on a visit to the local area, Winston made a detour to visit Bures.

Currently unsubstantiated.




<<Courtesy of National Trust


These are images of Churchills Studio at Chartwell,
all displaying the Bures Fire.



What is even more intreaguing, is the Press Cutting from the Suffolk Free Press dated 23rd July 2017



An 80-year-old vintage taxi with a unique place in the history of Sudbury will make its first public appearance in decades at Newton Green`s Historic Vehicle Day. The six-cylinder, 16-horsepower Austin taxi was once used by Elsie Elliston ( 1912-1992) in order to transport King George VI from Sudbury railway station to Acton airfield when he came to visit injured servicemen.
Elsie also transported Winston Churchill to a war time secret engagement in the Sudbury area

The vehicle, which was first purchased in 1936 for £301 and has since travelled in excess of 500,000 miles,

alan beales

Updated 15/04/2021