3rd November 2019

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham

Welcome to this week’s newsletter – giving you a reminder of some of the regular events taking place in Boxted and Langham. There’s a packed schedule for the weeks ahead.

Boxted carpet bowls club

Tuesday 5th November, 2.30pm
Boxted Village Hall


Art and Craft Club

Wednesday 6th November, 2pm-4pm
Boxted Village Hall


Mobile Library

Thursday 7th November, 10.10-10.40am
Boxted Playing Field

Book review

The Buried Giant
by  Kazuo Ishiguro

The extraordinary new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of  Never Let Me Go  and  The Remains of the Day.

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased.

The Buried Giant  begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards – some strange and other-worldly – but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another.
Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.


Friday 8th November


Friday 8th November, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Boxted Methodist Hall

  • The Edge meets on 2nd and 4th Friday of each month during term time, 7.30pm to 9.00pm
  • The Zone meet every Friday during term time, 5.30pm to 7.00pm.

Royal British Legion quiz night

Saturday 9th November, 8pm
Supporting the Poppy Fund
4 – 6 players per team – £2.50 per person

To book please contact Barry Took on 07941 724543 or email – boxted.secretary@rbl.community

Remembrance Services

Sunday 10th November

  •  9.30am St Mary’s, Langham.
    Service of Remembrance with Langham Scout Group in attendance.
  • 10.45 am St Peter’s Boxted
    Service of Remembrance featuring Boxted Methodist Silver Band
  • Noon: Lunch at the Royal British Legion


Shoebox Appeal

Sunday 10th November, 4pm
St Peter’s Church, Boxted
Shoebox Packing Party
All welcome.

Voluntary collectors wanted. Royal British Legion poppy appeal, Boxted. Do you have a spare couple of hours at the end of October/beginning of November? Door to door distributors wanted. Call Gillian on 07786 883400

A reminder of RBL opening times:

Monday – closed
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – 1930 – 0000
Thursday – closed
Friday – 1700 – 0000
Saturday – 1700 – 0000
Sunday – 1330 – 2100
Bank holiday – 1600-2000

 Dates for the diary …


Beer and the Bible

Monday 11th November, 8pm
The Shepherd, Langham


Tuesday 12th November
The Gin Lord

@theGinLordUK : talk and tasting

Bingo at the Hub

Tuesday 12th November


Boxted Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday 13th November, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall


Boxted Evergreens

Thursday 14th November
Boxted Village Hall

Ask members for any good tips or remedies

Future dates:
Thursday 28th November: Christmas party Boxted Buskers
Thursday 5th December: Christmas lunch

Royal British Legion

Thursday 14th November, 8pm
Branch AGM – members only


Thursday 14th November, 8pm
Langham Community Centre
Pudding Tasting + quiz
We meet on the second Thursday monthly at Langham Community Centre at 8.00pm. After the meeting members are encouraged to sit and talk over a cup of tea/coffee and a piece of homemade cake or similar.
Contact: Gill Brown 01206 273286

Quiz night

Friday 15th November, 7pm
New Village Hall Great Horkesley
(quiz starts at 7.30pm)

Teams of up to six people. Entry fee £5.00 per head (includes raffle tickets). Pre-order fish, sausage or vege and chips supper at £5.00 per head or bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Register your team and food choice by 8th November – contact:

Sponsored by All Saints with St John’s church, Great Horkesley. Raising funds to finance work for our families worker, Jo Jeffery

Langham Film Nights Supper Cinema

Saturday 16th November
Tickets £16 each. Includes a 2-course meal. Doors open at 6pm, meal starts at 6.30pm.
Tickets available from
Limited tickets available for this annual event

Christmas Handmade Fair

Sunday 17th November, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Langham Community Centre
Over 25 makers, creators, stitchers and knitters; free entry and parking.

Sunday 17th November
Shoebox Celebration Service
St Peter’s Church, Boxted
For more details, contact Tim Clarke: 07792 060597

Digital Help at the Hub

Tuesday 19th November
10am – 12noon
Drop-in session. Get basic digital skills for free. Bring your own devices.

Boxted carpet bowls club

19th November, 2.30pm
Every Friday 7pm
Boxted Village Hall
If you are interested in attending or would like more information on the Bowls Club, please contact Christina Lawrence on ‭01206 272654‬

Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Tuesday 19th November, 7.30pm

The Atlantic Wall (Bob Barnett)
All events are held at the museum visitor centre unless otherwise stated. Doors open 7.15 PM. Admission by donation of £4 which includes refreshments.

Details available from JEREMY on 07885 657255 or  jezzyh@btinternet.com

Boxted History Group

Wednesday 20th November, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall
The History of Tea

Art and Craft Club

Wednesday 20th November, 2pm-4pm
Boxted Village Hall


Digital Help at the Hub

Tuesday 26th November
10am – 12noon
Drop-in session. Get basic digital skills for free. Bring your own devices.

Mobile Library

Thursday 28th November, 10.10-10.40am
Boxted Playing Field

Future dates:
19th December 2019
9th January 2020

Saturday 30th November, 7pm
Langham Community Centre
A Christmas Carol

The Charles Dickens’ tale told by Anthony Roberts (actor, director of Colchester Arts Centre) with piano by Jamie Cunliffe

  • Doors open 6.15pm – Raffle – Carol Singing – lnterval Refreshments
  • Bar open prior to performance and during interval
  • Tickets £5.00 from Langham Community Shop or Liz Winter:
    libbywinter@gmail.com 01206 322301
  • All funds raised will be shared between Langham Pre-School, Community Shop and Community Centre

Reindeer Ramble

Sunday 15th December, 11.30am
Langham Community Centre

0.75 mile Christmas ramble in the woods. £3.00 each or £10.00 family ticket. All proceeds to 2nd Langham Scouts.

Useful links:

Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Village Website
Boxted Primary School
Boxted British Legion
Little Owls Pre-School
Langham and Boxted Churches
Boxted Cricket Club
Mobile Library Service
Boxted Runners
Boxted Neighbourhood Plan
Boxted WI on Facebook
Boxted WI on Twitter
Boxted 10K
Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Langham Community Centre
Langham Community Shop
Langham Village Website
Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch

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