For Sale advertisment
Suffolk and Essex Free Press, dated January 1946
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BURES FREE CHURCH
Sold To Silk Manufacturer!
Future Use Undecided
Bures Free Church, built in and until
early last year used for public , worship, has been sold to Mr.
E. W. G. Kipling, of Highbank, Sudbury, for £1,460.
Considerable local interest was taken
in the safe of this well built detached freehold property, which
was conducted bv Mr. F. S. Daniel, of Colchester, in a packed room
at the Eight' Bells Hotel, Bures, on Monday night.
Among the principal bidders were those wno. for some time, had visualised
it as a centre for social and recreational activities, particularly
for the younger generation of the village.
Mr. Gordon Drake, for instance. was deputed to try and obtain it
for the Boys Club. He, in fact, started the sale at a figure
of €3OO, and, with the bidding brisk, he went up far as £950.
The Womens Institute, too,
had had their eye on it and at a recent secret ballot agreed-to
go to ,£8OO in an effort to obtain it.
As the figure increased the bidding became" very keen between
Mr. w. Brand, of Bures, Mr. W. J. warren. of Sudbury, and Mr. Kipling.
Mr. Warrens last bid was £1.450 and the propertie`s
down to Mr. Kipling when added further £10. y
Is interesting to recall the factsin this case almost incredible
facts which led up to the sale.
It was last year that Mr. Manfred C. Hitchcock. The Mill House.
Bures, whose family had been interested in the Free Church ever
since its erection; came into possession of the property, which
had ceased to used for religious services owing the difficulty of