Welcome to Bures-online.co.uk
Serving the Communities of
Bures Hamlet and Bures St Mary

Home of the Bures Dragon

Now in its 23rd year

This web site has now been downloaded into the British Library Archives, which also includes the National Library of Scotland;
the National Library of Wales; Bodleian Libraries, Oxford; University Library, Cambridge; and the Library of Trinity College, Dublin

Also used as a research tool into rural life by Essex Uni, Liverpool Uni, Manchester Uni, Chester University and University of East Anglia.
Currently 504 web pages online

Featured on BBC Radio Essex 13th March 2024

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Bures military web site

Autobiography of Dr Thomas Wood
& Mrs St Osyth Wood

Ceased on 01.01.24
Lack of interest from parishioners


Hugh Turners Collection of Walks around Bures
Published January 2021

Thirteen different walks and Cycle trails to negotiate


Circular walks around Bures

Seven Circular walks to
enjoy around Bures by
Stuart Malcolm (dec)

Free Download


Last Web Page Update
July 16, 2024 -->


The scourge of Pylons in an AONB
Taken along the Bures to Assington roa


Boating on the river Stour
River Stour

JOHN INESON of HighField Farm Bures , passed away peacefully on 8th March, 2024, aged 90.
The funeral service was taken at St Edmund's Chapel, West Suffolk Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd April at 3.00 p.m.
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Braintree District Council has decided to include Bures Water Meadow, Colchester Road, in its List of Assets of Community Value.
The listing will last for a period of five years.
Hopefully this will give it protection from any Development

July 2023 the land between the River Stour and the
Colchester Rd, was offered by Auction but not Sold

Seeing this land flooded during Storm Babet in Oct 23, must surely put an end the speculation of more housing.

October 2023 with Storm Ciaran the flooding was far worse

Located opposite St Mary`s Church
Link to web site
A collection of historical and local information on the two parishes of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet from the late 1800`s to 2024
Within the three parishes of Bures St Mary, Bures Hamlet and Mount Bures, there are 116 Listed Buildings.
"Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it":-
Oscar Wilde

Now available on Ebay or contact me for local collect/delivery



Have any questions to ask, especially about lost relatives
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posted 484 answers to 153 different topics.
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Bures-online has been featured in the
Halstead Gazette,

East Anglian Daily Times,
Suffolk Free Press,
Sudbury Mercury, BBC Essex and
many other local magazines.

Photographs supplied to
BBC Look East and ITV Anglia

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Essex Wildlife Trust



On the publishers web site select"
"Steam, Dragons and Landscape Painting along the Gainsborough Line"

Listen to a podcast of a journey from
Marks Tey to Sudbury



Bures millennium bridge
Millennium Bridge

Bures Mill



This is a Community Web Site, run by the community for the enjoyment of those who visit the site.
The information has been sourced from literally hundreds of people who have taken the time to submit their memories
and wish to record village life for others to enjoy reading.
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We are indebted to all those in the village who have supplied information. Credits are given where appropriate on the individual pages.
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