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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

 

 

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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

 

25 August 2014

 
Alpacas
Orchard Farm Alpaca, Straight Road, Boxted is open to the public on  Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31 between 10 am and 4 pm.  Free Entry.  The farm has 30 Alpacas including three babies Isobella, Florence and Merlin.
 
Church Services
Sunday August 31: 9.30  am Sung Eucharist at St Peterís, Boxted,.
10.30 am service at the Methodist Church led by Brian Dack.
 
Mobile Library
Boxted playing field car park from 10.55 -11.30  on Tuesday September 2 and 16 and 30th
 
Evergreens Club
Thursday September 4: Grand Draw.  Refreshments. Entertainment with Barry Peters: musician and singer  Non members welcome.
 
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.
 
WI 
Tuesday September 9 Boxted Village Hall from 7.30 pm.: Letís Learn to...a craft evening using a range of the WIís resources. Competition: Hereís one I made earlierÖ.. 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: http://www.langhamcommunitycentre.org.uk/LFN.html
 
Boxted Neighbourhood Plan Ė pre-submission consultation
The plan can be viewed here :http://www.essexinfo.net/boxted-parish-council/boxted-neighbourhood-developme/boxted-neighbourhood-developme-2/  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 boxted-council@btconnect.com or sent by post to:
 
Denise Humphris The Clerk to the Council, Boxted Parish Council,
58 Shaftesbury Avenue, Harwich, CO12 4BT
 
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 Ė Victorian Village Schools a talk by Sarah Doig. Wednesday September 17:  7.30 for 8 pm in Boxted Village Hall.
 
Evergreens
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.
 
2nd Langham Scoutís 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 teamís 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 LanghamQuizNight@Gmail.com
 
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