Mount Bures Community Web Site
Information on Arthur and his family background.
Kindly supplied by Walter Brown,
Arthur being his first Cousin
We were unaware of much that is on the website and only knew that he was shot down over France and we are grateful for that information. We did not know of the sculpture in the church. Do you know the sculptor (note 2)
I hope to come to Mount Bures in the not too distant future and would welcome the opportunity of thanking all those involved personally, but meanwhile thank you for all you have done.
Pancrasweek is a largish parish bordering
the Devon/Cornwall border on the Devon side roughly halfway between
Holsworthy(Devon) and Bude(Cornwall). The vast majority of the family
lived on the Cornish side but really this particular area, bordered
by Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and the fringes of Exmoor have their own
character I think.
The farm is still in the family and where we now reside
(1) Essex University: In 1962 R. A. Butler (later Lord Butler of Saffron Walden) was appointed chancellor and A. E. (later Sir Albert) Sloman vice-chancellor.
There is also the Albert Sloman Library.
(2) The local Church Warden recalls it was sculptured by a gentleman called "Giles" in Colchester,
it was commissioned by Arthur`parents and erected circa 1947 -1949.
(3)The name of the farm has been withheld to protect its privacy