A large number of local residents lined the Nayland Rd and Church Square,
as Selwyn and the cortege made its way to St Marys Church.
The great majority of mourners waited until the end of the service, to
see Selwyn depart to his final resting place.
This event was by far the largest attended funeral, which has taken place
in the village for some considerable time.
Selwyn was involved with
numerous organisations in Suffolk including the Fire Service as well as
our County Councillor and Parish Councillor for many years.
He was a passionate supporter of local schools, including being a School
Governor at Bures Primary and Stoke Middle School.
In early 2000, local small Primary Schools were in jeopardy of being closed
because of dwindling numbers.
At one point Bures Primary was down to 47 children and it was in serious
danger of closing, however Selwyn was hearing none of it
and he soon made his feelings known to the Head of the Local Education
Authority at Bury St Edmunds.
A True Gentleman of Bures