and Essex Free Press, May 31st 1923
A very popular village sport
During 2013, a set of Quoits equipment
was discovered in a shed by Dennis Ambrose, farm manager at Fysh
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
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
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