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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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Stop press!

 Essex CC decides that the evidence does not support the existence of a public right of way between footpath 4 Boxted and footpath 3 Boxted. Read decision here



Village News


15 September 2014

Mobile Library
Boxted playing field car park from 10.55 -11.30  on Tuesdays September 16 and 30th
Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Next meets on Tuesday September  16 at 7.30pm at the Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, when Richard Turner will speak on the history of Boxted Airfield 1943-1945. Open to members and non-members; doors open 7.15pm; admission by donation £3; Refreshments and raffle. Further information from Jeremy on 07885 657255.
History Group
Education, Education, Education – Victorian Village Schools a talk by Sarah Doig. Wednesday September 17:  7.30 for 8 pm in Boxted Village Hall.
Thursday September 18: Hedgehog Rescue: a talk by Liz Pyatt. Boxted Village Hall 2.30 pm
British Legion
Fri 19 and Sat 20 September Guest Weekend with metal detecting club.  Live Music on Friday.  Disco on Saturday plus Fish and Chip Van
Come to the British Legion on Saturday 20 September to join in with a day especially for U’s fans. From 12.00 the club will be open (no membership required) there will be DVD playing on the big screen of some of the U’s highlights. Competition to win a signed shirt, Eddie the Eagle will be dropping in to meet the kids and there will be a surprise guest from the first team too. We have travel arranged for those heading up to the stadium which will also bring you back to the club so leave your car behind - no parking charges.  Don’t forget under 11’s are free at the match so a great value day out for families and chance to socialise too.
Quiz Night with Boxted Methodist Silver Band
Boxted Village Hall:  Saturday 20 September 7.30 start. Tickets £6 per team member - up to 8 in a team. Finger food provided but bring your own drinks. Come and pit your wits against other teams for an entertaining night out. Tickets from Liz 01206271511 or Band members.
Church Services
Sunday September 21:  9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted.  6.30 pm Harvest Festival Service at the Methodist Church with Rev Ruth Ridge.
St Mary & St Peter Newsletter (Langham & Boxted)
The deadline for copy for the October issue must be with the editor, Ian Hollands, by 1 pm. Sunday September 21.
Wednesday September 24: Coach Trip to Bury St Edmunds Wednesday Market £10 members £12 non members.  Please contact Linda Tralau on 272710 if you are interested in joining this trip.
McMillan Coffee Morning
Friday September 26: 10-12 noon  in Boxted village hall.  Donations of raffle prizes would be much appreciated.
2nd Langham Scout’s Quiz Night
Saturday October 4: Langham Community Centre 7 pm.  A quiz night with a difference.  As well as awarding small prizes to the winning team the scout group offer 50% of the profits (on the door to a maximum of £250) to the registered organisation/charity of the winning team’s choice. Maximum of 8 per team.  £6 per person to include a light sandwich supper.  There will also be a licensed bar available.  For tickets contact Helen Hewes 01206 272164 or email  2nd
Does This Interest You?
2nd Langham Scouts are actively looking for another leader to help with their Beaver Section, who meet in the Community Centre from 5-6.15pm on Wednesdays during term term.  No experience is necessary, just an interest in helping young children have fun and reach their potential, at the start of their journey within this important worldwide organisation.  Volunteering within the community can be rewarding and fun, it also looks good on a CV and is a great way of meeting people.  Please ring Jane on 07977 593232 for more information.
Heating Oil
As it comes to the time when you are thinking about topping up your heating oil tank for winter, with the value of fuel it is worth considering its security.
In the more isolated parts of the countryside it is primarily domestic properties that have been targeted by the heating oil thieves, but we have also seen such thefts at farms and other businesses.
There are a number of security devices available that will protect your fuel supplies - details of which can be found via your fuel supplier or local plumber’s merchant. One such system is “GPRS Fuel-Oil Alarm” from   and Tank Commander - which have “Secured by Design” accreditation; these detect a dramatic drop in fuel and calls you on the telephone. There are also other systems that will add on to an existing intruder alarm system, whilst others protect the filler cap and there are of course the conventional locks.
Another consideration would be defensive planting around the tank, concealing it and restricting access to it by gates or fencing, and where possible locating the tank under lighting in view of lived in rooms within the house.
The Illusion of occupancy
As the nights draw in earlier don’t forget to use table lamps on timers, and there is a product called “Fake TV” that produces lighting that resembles a television being switched on within a room , you can also record serial numbers of products here free or charge. Consider installing external “Dusk till dawn” lighting and remember to secure those gates closed and lock up correctly.
If you like any advice regarding security please do not hesitate to contact your local Crime Reduction Advisor by using the 101 non-emergency telephone number.
Naturally we also ask locals to report any unusual activity to police in an emergency on 999 or after the event on 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Stephen Armson-Smith
Crime Reduction Advisor for the Colchester District




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