Langham Heritage Group
Pre-20th Century History
Social History in the 20th Century
Boxted Airfield (Station 150)
The 386th Bomb Group
The 354th Fighter Group
The 56th Fighter Group
Detachment "B", 65th Fighter Wing
They Lived in Langham
Sir Robert Balfour
Sir Laurence Merriam
Mary Edith Pechey
Clubs & Groups
Shepherd and Dog Pub
Local Medical Services
Rubbish & Recycling
A fine morning after a hard frost lights up Chapel Road in Langham
Le Talbooth, with the River Stour pretty much full to the banks
The High Street looking as quiet as it gets! The roadworks has eliminated all traffic, if not the parking
On a very crisp morning the great height of the church tower emerges from behind the High Street
The blanked-off High Street still allowed parking in most of the usual areas
The digging up of Dedham High Street meant it was closed for several weeks. Here the work has cleared the main shopping area
The church, without foliage cover of the lane to impede the view
Overlooking Dedham Vale and Stratford from the lane beyond the church
Horses coming to investigate - with Stratford behind
Gridleys in Chapel Road, resplendent in Spring sunshine and daffodils!
An early-season photograph of Six Acres
Moor Road in the Spring
At the end of Dedham Road, the potato furrows catch the morning light
Dedham from Shoebridges Hill, looking down on the High Street
Work on the bridge carrying Coles Oak Lane over the A12 completed, the road now boasts new steel barriers and tarmac surface
Wenlock Cottage in Chapel Road on a fine Sunday morning
The field of poppies which have appeared for the past few years between Birchwood Road and the overpass
One of the new bollards guarding Hundred Lane. Two more are in place in Chapel Road, Langham. The roadway has been much abused by fly-tipping, car-burning and nocturnal racing
Majorettes open the proceedings at Langham Primary School Summer Fair
Advertising was well to the fore - outside the school on the new railings! Each letter was created on A3 paper and then heat-sealed!
From the plant stool to the bouncy castle
Jeff Adams, head teacher, welcomes the pony ride. On the other hand this could form the basis of a caption competition!
Stalls laid out on the field with the school buildings behind
Sound man Graham Alston - well prepared for sun this year!
The newly-cleared building site for Mersea Homes, on the corner of Severalls Lane and Mill Road. Several people have commented upon the speed and rapaciousness of the clearing of this site. Indeed, the removal of hedgerows was done in the face of breeding birds at nesting time
A fine sky to begin grass-cutting. With a good 5-day forecast the farmer takes the view, after a wet June, that the time is right. The headland on the right is left over-wide for a wildlife corridor
Round bales, the new format for collecting straw, with Langham Hall in the background
Square bales, neatly stacked, seem to be making a comeback .. from the Dedham Road approaching Old Mill Road
By the last week of June, the corn at Runkin's Corner was growing well, but still very green
The new order takes over, as the combine approaches in what was the orchard......
.... and leaves again in a flurry of dust!
A rare treat in Langham
A pair of fire engines alerted locals to a burning courier van in Hundred Lane. A photographer from the EADT arrived an hour later ... the police never came at all!
The van had been fired after being stolen in Clacton. The removal of the bollards again allows the lane to be the target of this sort of abuse
The parcels in the van had been taken and then the vehicle doused with petrol. A couple were seen to be leaving the lane in a car shortly after the fire started
An aerobatic pair grace the fly-in at Park Lane
Plenty of people stopped for a minute or two, or even an hour or so!
Most of the aircraft were contemporary, with a smattering of pre-war types
Langham is a village and civil parish in the north east of Essex, England approximately 5 miles north of Colchester - close to junction 28 on the A12.
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