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  April 1 2009

 

It has clearly been a very long while since I had been to Lodge Lane, as the enlarged complex at Lodge Park was completely new to me!

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The 'Manorial waste' at Park Lane was enhanced by spring sunshine and daffodils.

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Undignified as lying flat out is, the position does give another perspective!

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Tackle in the new enclosure behind Wick Road. 'Horseyculture' is the fastest-expanding activity in Langham and now occupies significant areas of land.

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2 April 2009

 

 

 

 

The restored Fox House dominates the junction of Moor Road  and Chapel Road, whilst, centre, the Schofield van celebrates the 90 years of the business.

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Some photographs of the church, before foliage starts to obscure the view from the driveway.

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24 April 2009

 

 

 

 

Joining the already-established paddock, centre, new enclosures for horses are going in along the rear of Wick Road.

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The removal of some of the perimeter taxi-ways from the airfield

 

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The first track to be ripped up was along the line of Langham Lane, passing close to the business park and Dove House.

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The excavation left a trench about 2 feet deep, and underlain by sands and fragments of concrete.

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Next on the list is the perimeter track to the north of Park Lane, which has already been scraped clean of 60 years mud and rubbish. The war memorial in the sunshine, centre, with a fine display of flowers in the planters.

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28 April 2009

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A last look at this part of the airfield, much used by walkers in the village for its all-weather qualities, before it is ripped up.

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The track was lifted by a large digger, without the need for  a jackhammer to break it up. the quality of the concrete was not of the highest ... but lasted well!

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Progress was rapid!

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29 April 2009

 

   

 

The last leg; working in tandem the digger and its dumper truck consort quickly disposed of the last section of track, working back to the gate in Park Lane.

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Looking over towards the industrial area from Park Lane.

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A fine day led me to look for 'pretties' and the lodge at the church certainly qualifies! The church is still visible, just, between the greening branches that, right, give this avenue its spring majesty.

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The church and its entrance gate, left and centre and, right, the outstanding view over the Dedham Vale through the garden of Church Farm.

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The lovely garden of Church Farm, left, also provides the foreground for views of the church.

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Cosgrove Lodge, left,  nestles in the woods along the Essex Way between the church and the old A12 on Gunn Hill.

 

Also nestling against a background of woodland is  ...

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26 May 2009

 

   
 

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