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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.


details of where to buy this book



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


14 April 2014


Mobile Library
This will call at the playing field car park from 10.55 -11.30  on Tuesday 15 and 29 April.
Boxted Airfield Historical Group
On Tuesday 15 April, 7.30pm, at the Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, John Camp will speak on Marauder County , about the bomb groups that flew Marauder aircraft over Essex. There will also be the latest news of Mr. Shorty the Marauder fuselage at the museum. Entry by donation £3; further details from Jeremy on 07885 657255 or
Art and Craft Club
Handmade Dolls with Sue Pitt.  Wednesday April 16: 2 –  4 pm Boxted Village Hall. 
History Group
Love, Intrigue and Parachute Silk: a talk by Liz Trenow.  Wednesday April 16
Boxted Village Hall from 7.30 pm.
The History of Spoken English” by local Author, Cartoonist and Story Teller,  Charlie Haylock .  Thursday April 17 from 2.15 pm in Boxted Village Hall.  Hot Cross Buns and an Easter Egg  Raffle.  Entry £3. Non members welcome.
British Legion Events:
Saturday April 19th 2pm. Children’s Easter party, hunt, prizes for best dressed bunny, egg painting and disco. £3.00 per child, please call Barry on 07941 724543 for more information
Saturday April 26th 8pm, Horse racing (roll a Derby) raffle, nibbles.
Church Services
Maundy Thursday April 17: 8 pm Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham’
Good Friday April 18: 10 am “At The Foot of The Cross” service at St Peter’s ,Boxted.
Good Friday April 18: 3 pm service at the Methodist Church with Rev Ruth Ridge and the Boxted Methodist Silver Band.
Easter Sunday April 20: 8.30 am Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham. 10 am All –age Eucharist and Drama at St Peter’s, Boxted. 10.30 am HC service service at the Methodist Church led by Rev Ruth Ridge..
Parish Newsletter
The deadline for items for the May edition is Sunday April 20 at 1 pm.  Details to:
Neighbourhood Action Panel Meetings
 These are attended by representatives of the police and the borough council and are a useful forum if anyone has any problems in their neighbourhood they would like addressed.  The next meeting for this area is on Tuesday Aril 22 at 2 pm at the The Bluebell Centre, Highwoods.
Art Club
A new free form art club will be starting in the Langham Community Centre committee room on Thursday 24 April 12.30 – 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
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.
Walnut Orchard Footpath Diversion
The parish council’s claim for the footpath map to be amended has been turned down.
 Because the use of the footpath was permissive (i.e the land owners had always allowed it) and because this has been confirmed by the Parish Council’s  witnesses as well as the owners and farm managers - this means that the landowners have the right to withdraw permission and therefore the walked routes can not become public footpaths by virtue of the fact that they have been 'allowed' to walk these for so many years. This could only apply if the footpaths had been walked regularly without permission.
Walnut Orchard
The Parish Council would like to hear from anyone who is interested in joining a committee to explore more fully the concept of the parish council purchasing this as a community asset. Please contact the clerk to the parish council Denise Humphris  Tele 329019 email :
Neighbourhood Watch
Beat Description
Committed From
And To
Home Office Offence Group Description
Offence Details
Dedham and Langham
09/04/2014 between 8.30 and 19.00
Birchwood Road
Burglary in a dwelling
Suspects unknown gained entry to premises by smashing glass in rear patio door with a rock picked up from garden, tidy search, property removed. exit as entry.
Dedham and Langham
12.50 and 17.40
Wick Road
Burglary in a dwelling
Suspect unknown gained entry to premises by using unknown implement to reach through the letter box and flick open the lock, causing damage to the letter box and lock.  Tidy search, items removed, exit as entry.
Dedham and Langham
10/02/2014 – 17.00 - 11/04/2014 04.15
Birchwood Road
Other Criminal Damage
Suspects unknown caused damage to padlock on front gate of premises cutting off by means unknown.
Garden security - Hints and tips
With the weather steadily improving and with the nights getting longer, it is even more important that your garden is secure from would-be criminals. Making your garden more secure could prevent an intruder from getting into your home, garage or shed.
Hints and tips for securing your garden:-
  • Installing strong fences or gates will act as a deterrent, preventing intruders getting into your garden.
  • Ideally any gates, fencing, walls and hedges at the front of your house should not be more than 1.2m (4ft) so the front of your property can be seen by passers-by.
  • A standard 1.8m (6ft) wall or fence at the back of your house is sufficient. Increase the height to 2m (6ft 6in) if there is public access on the other side – any higher than this will need planning permission.
  • Trellis fixed to the top of a fence is not only decorative but can provide extra protection as it is difficult to climb over, breaking easily and noisily.
  • If there is an access point to your garden at the side of your house a strong lockable gate will act as a deterrent.
  • Garden gates should be at least the same height and strength as your fencing with hinges securely attached to the gateposts.
  • Fit good quality locks to gates that cannot be reached from over the fence.
  • Remember to always lock your gates.
  • Planting prickly plants or a hedge, such as firethorn, climbing rose or hawthorn, around the perimeter of your garden can be a powerful deterrent.
  • Gravel on paths and driveways can act as an alert to someone coming towards your property.
  • Install dusk to dawn security lighting. The low energy lamp stays on in the dark and switches off when it starts to get light.
  • Secure garden furniture and wheelie bins so they cannot be used to climb on and gain access to upstairs windows.
  • Do not leave ladders lying around – they could be used by thieves to climb into an upstairs window. Keep them locked in a garage/shed or chained to a fixed object.
  • Do not leave tools, gardening equipment or debris lying around in the garden as they could be used to smash windows.
  • Keep your garden neat and tidy so it looks cared for.
  • While working in your garden, make sure doors and windows are locked to stop unwanted visitors.
  • Do not use barbed wire, razor wire or broken glass on walls or fences to protect your property - you could be held legally responsible for any injuries caused.
For further advice contact, please contact:-
Crime Prevention Tactical Advisor:-                                        


Stephen Armson-Smith on tel 101, extn 426127, email



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