Serving the communities of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet
David Vango - Funeral at St Mary`s Church, Bures
1940 -2022






Passed away peacefully on November 29th 2022 aged 82 years.
Dearly loved Husband, Father, Grandad, Great Grandad & friend who will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.
The Funeral service was held at St Mary's Church, on Tuesday 10th January at 10:30am,
with the Rev Daniel Whiffin officiating

The Church was full to capacity with numerous others standing at the rear.

David and Ann (from Withers farm, nee Bayley) were married at St Johns Church, Mount Bures in 1963
This year would have been their 60th Wedding Anniversary.

David was born in the High Street in a cottage nearly opposite the Baptist Church.
David and Ken Baxter with various other children,
would play on the agricultural land we now know as Friends Field.

I have known David for over 30 years and he was a great friend.
David nearly every day, could be seen riding his bicycle around the village even in his 80`s.

It was not unusual to see him riding up Cuckoo Hill on his way to Arger Fen to visit his daughter.
This hill is extremely steep, but David with his multi-geared bike always made it to the top without a break.
Something, I never achieved.
On the alternative route via Nayland Road, he would cycle up the notorious Clicket Hill again without stopping.

David and Ann were keen supporters of the "Woodland Trust"
If David spotted a small wild sapling growing during one of his bike-rides, he would gently remove and bring it back to his allotments to pot-on.
When it was large enough, it would be replanted in one of his favourite woodland areas.
Similarly, he would grow trees from seed, wait until they were saplings and the take them out to be replanted.

It`s expected to raise over £1000 for the Trust from donations received at David`s Funeral.
A remarkable achievement.

I regularly sought out David, if I was after some historical information about the village.
If I called at his house and his trusty bike was missing beside the shed, he was either out in the village
or at his second home, his allotments along Lamarsh Hill.

David and his trusty "Hoey"

Published 11/01/2023