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18 November 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


17 November 2014

Boxted Methodist Silver Band Concert
The Band recently enjoyed staging a concert so much in Suffolk they want to repeat it again in the village.
Come and hear this very special band.
Wednesday November 19 St Peter's Church, 7.30 pm.  Tickets 8 to include finger food and a glass of wine. Contact  Jos Carter 272755 or Liz Petter 271511. 

History Group
Charles Dickens Part 2: an illustrated talk by Jeff Page.
Wednesday November 19 Boxted Village Hall 7.30 for 8 pm  

Langham Singers
Saturday November 22 from 11.15am to 1.15pm at Langham Community Centre.  A very relaxed and informal group which is open to all. 

Church Services
Sunday November 23
11.15 am Eucharist Service at St Mary's Langham.  10.30 am  Service at the Methodist Church led by Rev Ron Smith. 6pm Evensong at St Peter's Boxted.

Mobile Library
Tuesdays fortnightly

Next dates: November 25 and December 9 at Boxted playing field car park 10.55 -11.30 am.

Evergreens: A Quiz with Danny.  
Thursday November 27 from 2.30 pm at Boxted Village Hall.

Langham Pre School Christmas Shopping Evening
Friday November 28. 7 10 pm. Langham Community Centre. Many and varied stalls. Usborne books etc
Bar serving mulled wine and mince pies. Come along and get into the festive spirit. Entry 2.50

Open Day
Brenda Green, local botanical artist and domestic stoneware potter, will be displaying a selection of pots, needlework, botanic art, cards and prints for sale on Saturday November 29 from 10.30 am  to 3.30 pm at Langham Community Centre.  Refreshments available, with donations in aid of MS; all welcome. More information at

Christmas Fair

Saturday December 6, Langham Community Centre 12 noon to 4 pm.  

Stalls Galore! Soup and Jacket Potatoes from mid-day

In aid of Langham with Boxted Churches


This year Essex Police will be holding the 3rd annual Rural Crime Awareness Day which will take place at Layer Marney Towers, Near Colchester on 18th November. The event will be open to visitors from 10:00 until 15:00. This free event is open to all Farmers and members of the rural communities across the entire county of Essex.

Layer Marney Tower C05 9US  Hot refreshments with be on sale at the event.

This event is to provide members of the farming and rural community information on crime prevention and security and also the various products and services on the market to assist in preventing crime.  You will have the opportunity to liaise with Police Officers and Exhibitors at the event. We will be targeting the following areas:
Security of - Machinery, tractors, plant, metals, diesel, oil, tools, vehicles,  Caravans, trailers, horses, tack, dwellings, sheds, Outbuildings, barns, stables, fields and farms, trailers, Public rights of way, Casualty reduction, Human Trafficking, Firearms.
Exhibitors include, Panther Security, Safer Resilient Communities, Datatag, Tracker, Wellington Security, Solon Security, Poacher Catcher, Future Signs, ActFast, Mervad, PANIU, Sure Track, Ernest Doe, NFU, RC Boreham, Casualty Reduction Unit, Compound, Crimestoppers, Essex County Council Public Rights of Way Liaison Officer, Zone Wardens and Fly-tipping. Visitors will also be able to liaise with officers from Special Branch, General Aviation + Marine, Wildlife Liaison and Heritage Crime Officer, Crime Prevention Tactical Advisors, Stansted Aviation, ECTU Traveller Liaison, ECC Traveller Unit, Essex Watch, Firearms Licensing, Rural Specials and the Essex Police Volunteers stand, Farm Watch Liaison Officers etc...
Please note The entire Layer Marney Tower venue has a No Smoking policy in place. Please also note that dogs will not be permitted on site.

The idea to hold such an event was borne back in 2012 at the request of local farmers at the Chelmsford Farm Watch meeting and the event has grown each year.  We look forward to welcoming you.

Angie Pearson
Essex Watch Liaison Officer
Colchester Police Station
10 Southway
Tel  101, extn 436127
Mobile 07817 454366
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