Stanley and Barry Deaves, Builders at Bures
Genealogy of the local Deaves family
Bures Hamlet opposite the Eight Bells PH
Charles Deaves, Blacksmith recorded in 1917, 1922, and 1929
1936 Barry Deaves inherited Blacksmiths with the three blacksmiths cottages
Barry Charles Deaves recorded as Blacksmith in 1937.
Charles Deaves died in 1935 aged 79yrs.
Barry Deaves died in 1962 aged 76yrs
Although Barry Deaves was listed as the owner,
he never actually carried out any of the manual work.
His trusty worthy staff were Charlie Martin and Bill Watson.
In 1859, it was owned by Charles William Grimwood, Mr Barry Deaves was the operator and Mr Goody the secretary and manager.
By 1929 it was known as "The Consumer's Gas & Coke Co.Ltd". with Mr B.C.Deaves as Managing Director and S.W.Hume as Secretary.
1939 Barry Deaves takes over the liquidation of the Gas and Coke Company
owned the Colchester Rd, Garage
The garage was built on the site of the redundant Gas Works, owned by Barrie Deaves
Local builders who worked for Barrie Deaves (builder) constructed the site, which included David Vango, George Springett and Peter Norris in addition to the mechanics working in the garage opposite.
Charles Deaves lived in Colchester Rd.
His workshops were located on the land now occupied by Hamlet Court
This is the only original property now standing on that land, so it was most possibly the home of Charles.
Deaves were also undetakets in Bures and somewhere nearby
was the site of the Mortuary
Tendering for an extension to the War Memorial
In March 1947 urged on by the local
branch of the British Legion, the Parish Council was asked to initiate
steps to commemorate out lost soldiers
After much debate it was agreed that the cost of engraving the names on the War Memorial should paid for by money raised by public donations
It was nearly five months
before a a sub-committee consisting of Mr. Creek. Mr. Barry Deaves,
Mr. Stanley Deaves, Mr. Webber and Mr. Drake, was appointed to obtain estimates for the addition of the names and for the necessary repairs.
It took another four months, for the sub-committee to propose that two new tablets be provided, one to list the names of those who died on active service and one to bear the names of those who were killed in the village as a result of enemy action.
Mr. Barry Deaves, the local builder, had estimated the sum of £11/55d for taking down and replacing firmly the old memorial, cleaning and painting the railings and putting down a concrete plinth for the new tablets
Watts Stonemasons of Colchester quoted £16/10d. for supplying and fixing the tablets plus 10/- per dozen letters to be cut.
The sub-committee accepted these estimates and the next task was to raise the necessary funds to cover the cost of this work.
With the necessary funding in place the work was authorised with Mr Barry Deaves and Watts the stonemasons at Colchester
Interesting transcript of
a meeting to extend the War Memorial
Stanley Deaves on the subcommittee
to authorise the necessary work, together with this brother Barry
Barry gets the work.
Employees of Barry Deaves. 1960 -1965
However the business was still trading as Chas Deaves
Barry passed away in 1962, the business continued to trade managed by one of his daughters ( name unknown)
|Harry Morton||Dennis Bailey||Fred Beard||George Springette||Robin Springette||Peter Cousins|
|Hubert Underwood||Syd Rowe||David Vango||Eric Hicks||Jim Fisher||Frede Redditt|
|Roy Hartley||Ron Hicks||David Keeble||Fred Staples||Doug Hume||Laurence Block|
|Jack Godward||John Cole||Claude Heard||Peter Norris||Fred Emeny|
List kindly supplied by David Vango
Barry Charles Deaves Memorial Stone, Bures Cemetery
In Loving Memory of Mabel Enid Deaves
Dearly beloved wife of
Barry Charles Deaves
Who died Fed 14th 1953
Aged 57 years
Barry Charles Deaves
Who died Jan 9th 1962
Aged 76 years
Charles and Eliza Deaves, Double Sided Memorial Stone in Bures Cemetery
Eliza dearly beloved wife of Charles Deaves
Who departed this life 6th June 1931
in her 74th year
Peace, Perfect Peace
updated 14/12/17 Barrie changed to Barry + Gravestones