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

Home of the Bures Dragon

Now in its 20th 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 and University of East Anglia.
Currently 524 web pages online

Visit the Site Map for a comprehensive list of available topics.

I suggest you check the "Latest Updates" page regularly, to see what additions have been made

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Bures military web site

Autobiography of Dr Thomas Wood
& Mrs St Osyth Wood


Hugh Turners Collection of Walks around Bures

Published January 2021

Thirteen different walks and Cycle trails to download.
Ideal pastime to keep you fit during the Covid Outbreak


Circular walks around Bures

Seven Circular walks to
enjoy around Bures



Last Web Page Update
July 28, 2022 -->


"Bures at War" describes in detail how the parishioners coped under the harsh conditions during WW2.
Limited Edition, with only two hundred and fifty printed,
The remaining stock are now running very low.
There will be no reprint.
Publication date was July 20th, 2021, with a revised 3rd Ed published in 2022
View the book contents and the reviews

£15 + pp

Use the Contact icon on the left menu for further details

Revised 3rd Edition now
available via Ebay

1956 Flooding of the Essex Knoll

A collection of historical and local information on the two parishes of Bures St Mary and Bures Hamlet from the late 1800`s to 2021
Within the three parishes of Bures St Mary, Bures Hamlet and Mount Bures, there are 116 Listed Buildings.

I hope you enjoy your visit, its aim is to view a selection of the finest buildings and structures of historic interest within the two parishes.
Hopefully this site will enlighten those, especially new to the village who may never have heard of the Tannery, Maltings, Cheese Factory, Gas Works, Workhouse, Victory Hall etc

"Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it":-
Oscar Wilde

Trawling through the BBC archives, I discovered a video taken during a 1957
Cricket Match held in Bures
This was a re-enactment of an 1845 game held between Gt Bentley and Bures.
Read the full story


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

Have any questions to ask, especially about lost relatives
Why not use our new online message board ?
Live Message Board

We currently have 201 registered members.
Since its launch they have
posted 475 answers to 150 different topics.
Take this opportunity to have a look and see if you can help

When you have entered the Message Board, please ignore the Number of Views each topic has received. The numbers are incorrect due to a software update problem, which has not yet been resolved.

Bures-online has been featured in the
Halstead Gazette,

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

Photographs supplied to
BBC Look East and ITV Anglia

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Essex Wildlife Trust

Bures Wildlife Walk


Revised 3rd Edition now
available via Ebay



Boating on the river Stour
Bures millennium bridge
Bures Dragon
River Stour
Millennium Bridge
Bures Dragon
Web Site Facts
Since the launch of the web site in 2001, we have archived over 8,500 scanned documents
The photographic archive currently holds over 5,000 jpg and tiff images of local interest and related search material.
Emails received congratulating the web site on its contents, eminated from Honolulu, Thailand and Origon, USA
If you exclude the photo album pages, there are currently 526 (html) web pages to access on this site
The average visitor numbers (not hits) to this web site is approximately 800 per month.
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.
If you have factual material (or amendments) which you think would be of interest to other viewers, then please let us know.
We are indebted to all those in the village who have supplied information. Credits are given where appropriate on the individual pages.
If you enter this site you have deemed to have read the terms and conditions concerning copyright. 2001-present see legal notice