Soon after being married, we move into Friends Field in 1975. The plot
was an odd triangular shape and we negotiated through our Solicitors,
to purchase a few additional yards of land from Richard Probert to square
up the garden.
When the day arrived to move the boundary fence, Dennis came along to
supervise the move.
Being total strangers to the village, Dennis soon made us feel at home
and he soon rolled up his sleeves and helped me erect the new posts and
chain link fencing.
I cannot recall the numerous amount of times that I have been up to the
farm seeking help from Dennis.
ie:- Dennis have you got a large sledgehammer, I could borrow to break
up my concrete drive.
I distinctly recall he found the heaviest one in the workshop and I was
totally exhausted by the time I had walked down Cuckoo Hill and back to
He was always more than willing to help me out, usually with the advice
I was desperately seeking.
If he was working on his tractor in the field next door, he would always
give us a wave or even stop for a quick chat
So with our friendship nearly spanning 50 years, we will always think
of Dennis when we hear a tractor working in the adjacent field.
Unfortunately, Sammy has suffered from Type 2 diabetes for several years.
This has led to restrictions in his mobility, especially walking
He always manages to get down to the recreation ground each day and stop
for a breather on a seat nearest to the swings etc.
About a year ago, he mentioned casually to Dennis that he couldn't walk
very much further without having to stop, but invariably there was nowhere
to sit down.
Within a week and without asking, Dennis had positioned a large tree trunk
which was precisely midway between Sammy`s starting point and the Millennium
Bures Primary School,
Sponsoring a Suffolk Punch
I am pleased to tell you that two generous members of our Bures community,
Dennis Ambrose and Gay Sayles have provided the funding for our school
to adopt a Suffolk Punch Horse and become members of the Suffolk Horse
Our Suffolk Punch is called Colony Ronny and she will be coming to the
Bures Carnival on Saturday, in the hope of meeting as many of our children
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