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 The Great Migration to New England 1630-1640 by Douglas Carter

In 1630, Boxted's vicar, Reverend George Philips led 30 of his congregation to join about 700 others from East of England in a hazardous migration to "the Promised Land" of New England on the East Coast of North America.



This book is a valuable resource for  tracing relatives from this area of the Stour valley and the village of Boxted.


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Also Available:




Boxted, Portrait of an English Village by Douglas Carter. 

"Scholarly and intimate, as a good guide should be, ..." Dr. Ronald Blythe 

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Village News


21 April 2014


British Legion
Saturday April 26th 8pm, Horse Racing (roll a Derby) raffle, nibbles.
Church Services
Sunday April 27:  10 am Mattins at St Maryís Langham followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.  10.30 am service at the Methodist Church.
 6 pm Eucharist at St Peterís, Boxted.
Art Club
A new free form art club will be starting in the Langham Community Centre committee room on Thursday 24 April 12.30 Ė 2.00pm; £2, including refreshments. There is no formal teaching; simply bring some paper, pencils/paints and join in. For further details call Jane Morton on 07977 593232.
Langham Film Nights
Saturday 26 April 26:  Gravity 12 a Langham Community Centre. Cash bar opens at 7 pm film starts at 7.45 pm.  Tickets £3.50 purchase at Langham Community Shop. In partnership with The Shepherd a: Meal & a Movie. Enjoy a delicious 2 courses of your choice from the set menu from 5.30 pm then come along to see the film.  £20 a ticket including the cost of the cinema ticket.  Available at The Shepherd or to book call: 01206 272711
Great Horkesley Village Hall
Saturday 26th April at 7.30pm
Tickets: £6.00 in advance and £7.00 at the door.
Raffle and refreshments
Mobile Library
This will call at the playing field car park from 10.55 -11.30  on Tuesday 29 April.
TFN (Teen Film Nights)
Langham Community Centre, Sunday 4th May: Catching Fire 12.  Doors open at 5.45 for a 6 pm start.  A venue fee of £2 is taken on the door.  Sweets and drinks are on sale.
Plant Sale
To be held on Saturday May 24 In aid of the Methodist Church. Any plant donations by that date would be most appreciated.
Pet dog Show and Summer Fete
Saturday June 14 at Boxted Playing Field.  Meet Celebrity Samoyed Dan the Man.  Special appearance of Crufts 2014 Reseve Best in Show.
Good News Story about Colchester Borough Council
Someone dumped a modest pile of asbestos just outside the parish boundary in Dedham Road, the CBC zone team spotted it and it was professionally removed within a very short while.
Boxted Girl on TV Masterchef
Deidre Baird, who attended Boxted Primary School and whose parentís Jim and Clare Baird lived in Boxted for many years, competed in Masterchef on Thursday April 17.  Watch it on BBC i player.
Stour Valley Action Group Newsletter - Horkesley Park Appeal Result
By now most of you will be aware that the Appeal by Buntings for Horkesley Park has been refused by the Secretary of State in his letter of 16th April 2014. In this letter he supports the recommendation of the Inspector following the Public Inquiry in October 2013. The Inspectorís recommendation is given in an extensive document dated February 12th 2014. In summary, the reasons for refusal are:
(i) The site is unsustainable and would be reliant on private cars for the vast majority of visitors. This could not be off-set by the provision of additional public transport. It is contrary to local policy in this crucial respect
(ii) The change of use of the land, the addition of the Chinese Garden, the enclosure of the parking area and the loss of tranquility would adversely affect the special landscape character and qualities of the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley AONB. In several places the documents make it clear that the Application does not meet the criteria of the key Colchester Development Plan Policy DP22 which gives very specific protection to the AONB.
(iii) The Chinese Garden would be an inappropriate addition and would inevitably harm the significance of the Grade II listed Chantry and its setting. It would be inconsistent with Local Policy in this respect.
We are of course delighted with the outcome of the Appeal and must thank all our members and the other organisations including the Dedham Vale Society, the Nayland with Wissington Conservation Society, the Colne Stour Countryside Association, the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project, CPRE Essex, Suffolk Preservation Society, Little Horkesley Parish Council, Nayland Parish Council and many others for their unstinting support over the thirteen years of this and previous Planning Applications for the site.
Buntings have the right to challenge the decision of the Secretary of State in the High Court within six weeks of the decision and it remains to be seen whether or not they will exercise this right.
Let us hope we can now put Horkesley Park behind us.
Will Pavry
Chairman, Stour Valley Action Group
Can anyone help with this request that came through the village website?
Boxted Stocks
Boxted stocks - 1905.

I have attached a copy of a c.1900 postcard showing the stocks and pillory at Boxted.  Do you have any information on its location and
history? Postcards of this age are not protected by copyright so you are able to use the image on your website if you wish.
Andrew Plumridge
The Village Lock-up Association
That initial attraction
Without that initial attraction most crimes could be avoided, statistics show that most crimes are opportunist crimes; yes they may go out intending to commit crime but the victim is not yet chosen. So if there is no attraction then you may not become a victim.
 What is the attraction?
      The shed or garage with minimal security and tools visible through the window.
      A lone person down a dark street talking loudly on their illuminated new I-Phone.
      The house in darkness with the side gate flapping open, welcoming.
      That accessible open window or door.
      The purse sitting in the open handbag on top of the shopping trolley.
      Group sitting chatting at a bar table with a mobile phone just sitting there on the table.
      The bag on the back seat of an unattended car, even though the bag may only contain your sports clothes, the thief does not know this until he/she has smashed the window and stolen it.
      The tradesmanís sign written van parked on the dark drive by the gate with accessible doors and unprotected pipe tube on the roof.
      The partygoer thatís had too much to drink and is unaware of his/her surroundings.
      Shiny new ride on lawn mower sitting on the grass in full view of the road with no postcode/security markings visible.
The above is just short list I am sure you can think of more.
What can you do? STOP, think like a thief, spot the attraction
and where possible, remove it.
For Crime Reduction Advice contact - Stephen Armson-Smith, Colchester District Crime Prevention Officer using the police non emergency telephone number 101 then extension 436126.



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