Faces of The Village
Sallie and David Smith.
David has lived in the village all his life and Sallie joined him when they married. David grew up with horses at Priory Hall where the family had a licensed riding school and livery yard. It was a natural extension to start selling horse feeds and bedding. The shop then focused on the sale of equestrian goods. The internet has had a big impact on the business with sales being made online rather than at individual shops like Priory Farm so the couple have made the decision to close the shop and concentrate on the saddlery side.
David has 20 years experience in saddle fitting and carries a stock of 250 saddles so he uses his skills and expertise to tailor his service to a customer’s individual needs. They are enjoying their new working lifestyle especially not being tied to the shop seven days a week.
Tuesdays 12 and 26 April
Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am
Boxted Parish Council
Sunday 17 April
8 am Eucharist at St Mary’s Church, Langham.
9.30 am Family Service at St Peter’s Church, Boxted.
11 am Holy Communion Service at the Methodist Church with Rev Paul Howes.
John Winthrop – Governor of the The Massachusetts Bay Colony, America.
His birth is registered in Groton Suffolk.
AGM Meeting in Boxted village hall 7.30 for 8 pm.
Wednesday 20 April
Followed by an illustrated talk by Nick Sign about John Winthrop of Groton
Upcoming Events at Boxted British Legion
Beer Festival Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May
Quiz night Saturday 7 May from 8pm
THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY
ST. PETER’S CHURCH BOXTED
The village commemoration of the Queen’s 90th birthday extends across the valley.
At St. Peter’s Church over 20 displays using garden flowers, visual backdrops and memorabilia, in keeping with the Royal theme, will be on show. From the Coronation to Clean for the Queen, Head of the Armed Forces to Horse Racing, the Royal Yacht to the Elizabeth Line. Community groups, local businesses, the School and other talented flower arrangers come together to celebrate this historic moment with flair for your delight.
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June.
11am – 5pm, both days.
Free admission and car parking.
On Saturday 11th June, at the Church
A not-to-be missed Plant Stall for both serious and aspiring gardeners, good-sized plants at bargain prices. Plus a raffle and light refreshments.
On Sunday,12th June, at The Old Vicarage, (opposite the Church)garden party teas, live music and a glass of celebratory fizz.
Details of the choice of delicious offerings and how to get a free glass of prosseco, in next week’s Village News.
Fordham and Stour
Attempted – Other criminal damage to a vehicle (Under £5,000)
SUSPECT UNIDENTIFIED TRIED TO RUN VICTIM OFF OF THE ROAD IN HIS VEHICLE BY AIMING HER CAR AT HIS WHEN TRYING TO GET AWAY AS HE HAD CAUGHT HER FLY-TIPPING.
Theft from the person of another
JEWELLERY REMOVED FROM TWO BEDROOMS BY MEANS UNKNOWN, NO FORCED ENTRY OR DAMAGE CAUSED.
Essex Police now offer a comprehensive online service.