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Langham   Summer & Autumn 2011

 

 

Moving of the shop to the field as a new storage facility.

 

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After many good years of service as a Community Shop, the metal cabin was removed from the car park and put on a low-loader ...

 

 

 

... to be taken a few dozen yards to its new resting place, as a store for all the village paraphernalia, especially the kit used for Bonfire Night, and now being hosted by a number of charitable souls about the village.

 

 

 

The steel cabin in carefully placed on its new base and, after the shop sign is removed, the job is done!

 

 

 

A new entrance surface has been constructed to improve access to the field in wet weather.

photos received 2 August 2011

 

 

 

 

 

5 August 2011

 

 

 

A new surface is rolled into the excavated area by Whitnell's in no time ....

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15 August 2011

 

Neatly levelled off and awaiting the grass to grow!

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The old and the new stores on the west side of the field!

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Topsoil awaits spreading, to complete restoration of the access track for the Community Centre building programme.

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Hornestreetfield Trust

 

 

The woodland area of the Hornestreetfield Trust has a variety of plantings now growing into the landscape. A visit on a sunny morning  ...

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... gives ample opportunities to observe the colour of the season.

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The pond has been cleared and is a attractive focus of the project ...

 

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and the seating, left, along the mown walkways, right is all very civilised!

 

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This tremendous display in Wick road, has been giving pleasure to all for many weeks now.

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There are fewer field of onions in the village this year. Just south of Park Lane is one of them, behind the business park and crossed by Footpath 33. despite some heavy rains, irrigation is again needed and, in I wistfully wonder if this noble bulb might now find its way onto the village shield?

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Pears in various states; left, being eaten by a multitude of wasps and, right, a 'Conference' pear ripening.

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5 & 11 September 2011

 

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The tree-cutting by Carter's Bus Company, along Langham Lane, Chapel Road, Wick Road and Dedham Road in particular, although necessary to allow double-decker busses passage, did cause some problems. Cuttings, some quite large branches, were left along the verge and some of these made their way into the road. Elsewhere, the cut was not clean, and this left the tree unsightly. In one case, branches from an oak with a Tree Preservation Order were lopped! Although it might have been a job that needed to be done, representations have asked Carter's to remove the fallen foliage.

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12 September 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Still displaying its cut branches from the impromptu hedge pruning by the Bus  company is the triangle of green at the junction of Moor Road and Park Lane. Centre is Wenlock Cottage on Chapel Road and on the right is the meadow along the Black Brook on Old Mill Road, replete with it cricket willow crop!

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Shadow and light along Old Mill Road with, left the entrance to the footpath towards hill farm and, right, the footpath at the top of the hill, also to Hill Farm.

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Dedham Road in the afternoon, with the PO telephone box, centre and, either side, the wall and greenery at Whalebone Corner.

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The approaches to the church; down the avenue from the Dedham Road, left and along the avenue of tree that forms part of the Essex Way, right.

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4 October 2011

 

 

 

Solar energy - the day photo-voltaic arrived

 

 

 

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The whole thing starts off with the scaffolding arriving and being set up, centre, although our installers (Arran) were already on site. Whilst the electricals are wired in the house (basically a converter  and the power cable to get the power output to the main electrical board) the installers spend most of their time  ....

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.... cutting grooves in the tiles and putting in the clips to hold the aluminium frames. Only then are the panels hauled up and attached. The cabling from the panels to the converter comes next, and finally the connection to the mains power box.

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5 October 2011

The Highway Rangers, from Essex county council, respond in hours to remove a broken branch overhanging the junction of Moor Road/Chaplin Road.

 

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12 October 2011

 

 

Work on the Traveller's Site has been rapid, to put it mildly!

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A view of the bulrushes growing besides Langham Lane, just up the hill from Runkin's Corner

 

 

 

A crew from ECC picking up the lopped branches left in Langham Lane. They too at least three trips back to base ... and said the wood was sawn for logs whenever possible!

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20 October 2011

 

 

 

A fine autumnal morning on the 'bike. On the left Hornestreetfield, with auburn bracken in the foreground; in the centre is the newly-refurbished 'Wynel' on Greyhound Hill. The right-hand shot is from along the hedge-line from Rectory Road towards Dedham Road.

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At the end of Rectory Road and its junction with Dedham Road, is The Old Forge. Centre is an overlook of the Dedham Vale and in its centre is Docuras Farm, whilst on the right is Walnut tree Cottages, on the Dedham Road.

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From Dedham Road, just west of Whalebone Corner, looking over the Dedham Vale.

 

 

22 October 2011

 

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The woodland either side of Old Mill Lane, as it descends to the Black Brook is always attractive, but difficult to photograph ... so one keeps trying!  On the right is a section of Old Mill Road that has been closed for a few days and now rid of its sharp potholes!

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From the telephone box on Dedham Road is a view across the field, left. On the right the Community Centre with its Play School addition facing the playing field.

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