10th September 2018


Ball of Clay to Finished Pot

Boxted Village Hall Tuesday 11 September 7.30 am.

Boxted Parish Council

The September meeting is on Wednesday 12 September at 7.30 pm in Boxted Village Hall.
Read the agenda for Boxted Parish Council’s September meeting here:

Contributions for the October Parish newsletter:

Please can any entries be submitted before 5pm on Thursday 13th September.

Following Pauline’s decision to stand down as Editor and these reponsibilites being passed over to myself, please could all correspondance be sent to this email address moving forward.

Many thanks and kind regards
Tim Clarke
Editor – Langham with Boxted Parish Newsletter


Youth Group

The Edge

After a year’s break this group for 11 – 18 year olds is starting up again with monthly meetings.

The first one is on Friday 14th September at The Methodist Hall Chapel Lane Boxted, 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

This will be a ‘Board Games Evening’ with Pizza. Looking forward to welcoming all young people for a great social evening, if you have a favourite game please bring it along, for more information contact Dominic or Linda on 01206 273324 email dominic@poplarsgs.co.uk

Saturday 15 September 6.30pm-9.30pm @ St Peter’s Church

Back for 2018 – come and enjoy a drink and lots of singing! Local beer, wine & soft drinks and BBQ (with vegetarian option). Tickets £6 (includes 1st drink on the door) available from Dominic and Linda 01206 273324. Children welcome – free entry. All money raised for youth work in Langham and Boxted.

Church Services

Sunday 16 September

8 am Said Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

9.30 am Harvest Festival Service at St Peter’s Boxted

11 am service at the Methodist Church led by Alan Beesley

Boxted Village Hall AGM

Tuesday 18 September from 7 pm in the village hall. All welcome.

History Group

Elizabeth Garrett – Anderson – a talk by Mark Mitchels.

Wednesday 19 September 7.30 for 8 pm. Boxted Village Hall.

Visitors welcome.

Evergreen Club

A Picture Quiz:

Thursday 20 September from 2.30 pam in Boxted Village Hall.

Poppy Appeal Quiz

Saturday 20 October. Boxted British Legion. 8 pm

Teams of 4 – 6. £2 per head.

Please contact Barry Took on 07941 724543 to book.

Pictured above: Letter to war widow Mabel Empson from the Ministry of Pensions
This letter to Mabel Empson from the Ministry of Pensions tells her that she will receive 6 shillings and 8 pence for the support of her daughter, giving her a total weekly pension of 22 shillings and 11 pence. She is entitled to the pension because she is a soldier’s widow © Wakefield Libraries

World War 1 : Family Memories

Much research has been done about the brave men of Boxted who fought and died during the Great War.

However, little has been written about the men who returned from the trenches or of the women who kept the home fires burning in the absence of their menfolk.

Most families had a close or distant relative who experienced the War. If you, or someone you know, are a descendants of such a person and have memories or stories that have been handed down to you, we would love to hear from you. We can then record the names and details in the Village achieves for posterity.

An Armistice Centenary Concert is being planned in Peter’s Church on 3rdNovember. If there is sufficient response to this request, we would like to display a Memories Board for everyone to read at the event.

Please contact Annette Whybrow : annettejwhybrow@gmail.com


St. Peter’s Music Presents

Eve of Peace

Armistice Century Concert On Saturday 3rd November 2018, 4pm
at St. Peter’s Church, Boxted

A Boxted community event to mark the end of WW1
with music, poetry, drama and much more, involving:

Boxted Methodist Silver Band, Boxted Amateur Players,
Boxted branch of The Royal British Legion
and other local residents.

Prizegiving to winners of “Boxted in 100 years time” competition by pupils of Boxted St. Peter’s CEVC School.

Tickets £10 including interval refreshments.
Proceeds shared between St. Peter’s Tower Repair Fund and Contact Stress (Veterans Mental Health Charity).

Tickets available from Stephen & Annette Whybrow –01206 272773
or Jos Carter – 01206 272755

ACL Adult Learning, part of Essex County Council,

is again offering the opportunity of free maths and English Functional Skills qualifications to residents, businesses and organisations across Essex.

Courses can either be studied online or via a class at one of our centres. To find out more about this and other opportunities, including Apprenticeships, please contact Simon Burwood on 07780 493 367 or 03330 134 959 or via email at simon.burwood@essex.gov.uk

This offer is only available to those over 19 years of age and is not suitable for anyone who does not have English as their first language. Other opportunities are available for those who do not have English as their home language.

Further information can be found on our website:


Boxted Village Website:

Boxted Parish Council Website

Boxted Village Hall

Boxted Primary School

Little Owls Pre-School

Langham and Boxted Churches

Boxted Methodist Silver Band

Boxted Cricket Club

Boxted Running Club

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Langham Community Centre

Langham Community Shop

Langham Parish Council