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2 June 2009

 

 

 

Good work in Langham Lane. Here they are reinforcing the ditch at the side of the road with very white sandbags. As you can see the workmen weren't too shy!

 

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14 July 2009

 

   

 

Open cropland in the middle of the square including, centre, the new topsoil to fill in the depression left by the removal of the old airfield trackway.

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In the centre is the stile for Footpath 33, whilst either side are the two fields of growing onions.

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After strimming Footpath 49 .. and its exit onto Birchwood Road, right.

 

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The view from outside Church Farm northwards over the Dedham Vale and towards Stratford Hills, left, with St. Mary's church, centre.

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A little concerning, with several recent stories of attacks on walkers by cows, as this fine herd occupied a field along the Essex Way. No problems, however, and it is good to see some animals in our overwhelmingly arable landscape these days.

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The valley floor of the River Stour in high summer, a distinctive landscape and with very fertile soils .. on the right growing potatoes.

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Walking through freshly-cut grain fields, left, past the lane to Plumb's Farm, centre, and new hedge planting on Dedham Road, right.

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The site of Alderton's Farm and its view over the Vale.

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There has been considerable hedge-planting in the village this spring, including along the fields fronting high Street and Greyhound Hill. Centre; Wenlock cottage in Chapel Road and, right, the new footpath constructed off School Road. This is a Rolls-Royce of a footpath, wide and level and gravel-topped; the ditch has been piped and this permissive route is safe.

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18 July 2009  Coastal Strutt (Fly-in)

 

 

 

 

There have a been a small number of private Fly-Ins at the airfield, and this one had a rally good day for it. The Boxted airfield people had a tent and there was a raffle ... with me winning a 1:48 Mosquito kit!

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Although there was a fair crosswind, the pilots coped well ... the Cessna, left, and the Luscombe, right ....

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... including the micro-light!

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5 August 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps we couldn't believe what was happening, as Langham Lane's week-long closure produced a complete resurfacing ... and very nice it is too!

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23 August 2009

 

 

 

David Isted baling the grass he cut the previous day, behind Moor Road.

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Colchester Cricket Week at Castle Park ... glorious weather, but Essex lost off the last ball in this 40/40 match with Worcestershire on the Sunday

 

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28 August 2009

 

 

 

 

The Community Wood getting a trim!

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28 August 2009

 

 

 

 

Horsey-culture behind School Road, left and two views of the Community Wood .. with more below!

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Walking along Footpath 26

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... on Dedham Road.

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Some photographs from the Dedham Vale part of Langham. We have a huge area of valley floor in the village, with considerable landscape and agricultural value

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Lifting potatoes, with the machinery abandoned for a mid-morning break!

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Onions about to be lifted, left and right, from the fields to the north of High Street, and a shot down Greyhound Hill.

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The Shepherd and Dog looking very good in the sunshine!

 

 

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8th September 2009

 

 

 

Lifting onions .. as if anyone in the vicinity didn't know!

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3 October 2009

 

 

 

Walkers celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Rural Community Council of Essex were given hospitality in the Hurlock Room at Langham Church on Sunday 3 October. They tackled the 81 mile Essex Way, and ended their day's walking, from Coggeshall, as night drew in. On the right Parish Chairman Liz Schofield talks with RCCE President David Boyle and Executive Director Nick Shuttleworth.

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