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Although in rural Suffolk, Bures in the Victorian era was an Industrial village having its own Water Mill, Maltings, Brickworks, Slaughterhouse and Tannery. It relied heavily on the River Stour to transport goods by “lighter” to the East Coast Port at Mistley and then onward to London. In reverse, barges returning from the city carried Straw from the London roads as fertiliser for the fields.  In 1849, with the arrival of the Stour Valley Branch Line, this method of transport was deemed too slow and expensive and it fell into disuse.

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