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Langham   Autumn 2012

 

 

18 September

 

The onion harvest is complete off Hundred Lane.

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29 September 2012

 

 

Blackberries start to ripen, left, in Langham Lane, just outside Maltings Farmhouse, centre. The sloes were close by!

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Dry conditions prevail following the monsoon summer. The green at Park Lane/Moor Road, left, and off Hundred Lane, right. In the centre is the bank going up Nightingale Hill.

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The village sign on a clear day.

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Grove Cottage on Grove Hill.

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3 & 4 October 2012

 

   

 

The church and Church Farm basking in autumn sunshine.

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The churchyard illustrates well, left, the heave of its clay soils in the gravestones, left, and some magnificent foliage along its boundary wall ... although seriously infiltrated by ivy.

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The avenue leading from Dedham Road to Langham Church was resplendent, even in late autumn.

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The road sign for Perry Lane has gone missing! A replacement has been requested.

 

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4 October 2012

 

   

 

Three views from the north of the village; the top of Old mill Lane, left, a footpath cut through the hedge off,  the Dedham Road (FP18) and the road towards Docura's Farm, right.

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The footbridge at Low Lift has been closed since December 2011, but some enterprising soul has  peeled back the steel mesh and the crossing is again being used by walkers.

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The road towards Low Lift Cottages.

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27 October 2012

 

 

Bonfire night is coming, and so are the fungi; all taken at the junction of Park Lane and Moor Road.

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Some views of the green at the end of Chapel Road, left and right. In the centre are fruit from Park Lane.

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The village sign, left and right, and centre, the small plaque commemorating the Coronation in 1953.

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5 November 2012

 

 

The green at the junction of high Street and Chapel Road.

 

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Flooded roads. left, were the order of the  day at the junction of Old Mill Road and Dedham Road. Find the road sign, centre, and all you have left is the steel frame. High Street and Old Mill Road need their sign back! On the right is the road towards Low Lift Cottages, after a crane, brought in to replace the footbridge at the river crossing, slid off into the ditch. Thirty yards of roadway had to be re-surfaced and the ditch re-cut!

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The woodland adjoining Old Mill Road, in late autumn hues.

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The avenue tree from Langham Hall towards Cosgrove Lodge .. and part of the Essex Way.

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Langham Church from the Essex Way.

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East Lodge, on Gun Hill, and Langham's most easterly outpost, catching some low sunshine.

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A view up high Street, left, might still be tranquil, but in School Road the sewerage excavations are causing road closures and traffic lights.

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7 November 2012

 

   

 

The community field looking good in the autumnal sunshine with, centre the Jubilee Oak doing well.

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11 November 2012

 

Armistice Day Services at Langham's War Memorials

 

 

In School Road at 11.45 am....

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... and at the USAAF Monument in Park Lane at 12.15 pm. The Rev Dr Tim Bull took at both services, and these, of course, followed a service at the church at 10.00 am. I was sorry to learn Tim is off to St Albans in a new role, so this will be his last involvement with our Remembrance Services in Langham.

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Villagers were joined by members of the Boxted Airfield Historical Association for this second service, left. Christopher Garnett lays a wreath, centre, and, right, other wreath-layers during the service.

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13 November 2012

 

The telephone box in Dedham Road, being viewed with purchase in mind by the Parish Council.

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Low Lift, the site of Langham Mill. The very large crane has been moved on site, being brought over the last pair of fields rather than risk an accident again on the narrow lane. Boards protect the land where the crane needed to manoeuvre.

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The crane is really quite a monster, with an extremely long reach ... more than enough, one would think, to lift the new structure in place. The contractor was on site, and said he was going to bring the bridge components in tomorrow, 14 November. I'll try and be there!

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14 November 2012

 

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In the early afternoon the bridge had been delivered and was being assembled, as the old bridge, seen to be rotting at both ends and a few other places, had already been lifted out. In the centre the old bridge had already been cut up and was, for the most part, sound. the steel structure can be seen on the right; this will be covered in wooden decking ... easily replaceable items in the future.

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Once the bridge's two sections had been bolted together, and the side railings of wood attached, it was quick work to attach the strop and start lifting the structure. Trees had been cut back to allow it to swing into position, but it still had to brush past willows on both sides of the river, centre. Almost there, right, as the bridge is in the right place, on the right line, and is seconds away from grounding.

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The lifting strop is removed, left,  and the crane goes around to lift the decking onto the bridge.

 

On the right is the first man across the bridge, although a man was put on the Suffolk side to guide the bridge in and secure it on its seating.

 

The old bridge had lasted almost exactly 32 years!

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25 November 2012 .. and the new bridge in dappled sunshine on a winter morning.

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