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20 August 2014





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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 

details of where to buy this book



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


18 August 2014

Mobile Library
This will call at the playing field car park from 10.55 -11.30  on Tuesday: August 19.
Thursday August 21: Beetle Drive with Barbara. 2.30 pm in the village hall.
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.
Church Services
Sunday August 24: 11.15  am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham,.
10.30 am service at the Methodist Church led by Ann Worker.
The new monthly pattern of services at the four churches of Langham with Boxted, Great Horkesley and West Bergholt is as follows:
Sunday------ 8am----------- 9.30am       11.15 am
1st-------------------------------- WB                      B
2nd------------------------------- L                          GH
3rd------------- L---------------- B                          WB
4th-------------------------------- GH                       L
5th------------- Occasional – (to be notified)
British Legion
Saturday Sept 6: Karaoke plus Happy Hour. 8 pm to 9pm Buy one get one free on beers only.
Look for times on the board outside.  Mostly 8 pm start.
TFN (Teen Film Night)
Sunday  September 7:  Divergent, 12
Langham Community Centre, First Sunday evening of the month. Doors open at 5.45pm for a 6pm showing. There is a venue fee taken on the door of £2, and there are drinks and sweets for sale.
Tuesday September 9 Boxted Village Hall from 7.30 pm.: Let’s Learn to...a craft evening using a range of the WI’s resources. Competition: Here’s one I made earlier….. Teas: Petra Ernst-Gutierrez/Kay Wright. Flowers: Doris Graves
Langham Film Nights
Saturday September 13: The Love Punch. Langham Community Centre. Doors open 7 pm. Film start time 7.45 pm. Tickets £4 available from Langham Community Shop. Or buy online at:
Boxted Neighbourhood Plan – pre-submission consultation
The plan can be viewed here :  Hard copies are available on request. The pre-submission consultation runs for a period of eight weeks. The closing date for representations is Monday 15th September at 17.00. Representations can either be emailed to or sent by post to:
Denise Humphris The Clerk to the Council, Boxted Parish Council,
58 Shaftesbury Avenue, Harwich, CO12 4BT
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
Rhythm and Rhyme
Boxted Village Hall, every Wednesday from 10 to 11 am.
Come along and enjoy action songs, rhymes, parachute play, bubbles and much more for children aged 18 months to 5 years.  Run by the Beehive Children’s Centre which is delivered by Barnardos charity with Essex County Council.

Latest Northern Gateway FAQ updates
Crime Prevention Advice
Recently there has been a slight increase in thefts from garages and sheds in Colchester; See attached a simple crime prevention guide to protecting your sheds, gardens and garages. For more detailed information, visit
Suffolk police is currently experiencing a rise in purse/mobile phone thefts and are running an initiative to encourage awareness of pick pockets and keeping your personal possessions safe. Be aware that this will displace the pick pockets and they may come our way so.......
Don't be a victim of pickpockets
Keep purses secure and carry wallets in an inside pocket.
Zip up hand and shoulder bags.
Carry bags in front of you with flaps against your body.
Keep straps short and bags tucked under your arm.
Don't display jewellery.
Don't show your money — keep it safely in your pocket.
Telephone Scam
Police have arrested four people who were running a scam, pretending to be police officers and conning people into giving bank details and cards. While this is an excellent result, we must all remain vigilant as there are still groups of criminals working this con.
REPORT:  Anyone with information about the thieves should contact the Operation Seaford team at Grays on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

ADVICE :   Police will never ask for your PIN.                   If you think you have been a victim, call police from a different number.                   If you don’t have another phone, use a neighbour’s or wait five minutes before dialling    101 or 999 (if urgent).                                            
With regards
Angie Pearson
Essex Watch Liaison Officer
Ipswich Road Police Station
Ipswich Road
Tel  101, extn 436127
Mobile – 07817 454366





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