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The Langham News

The Langham News has been bringing news "for the people of Langham from the people of Langham" for thirty-two years (2019). Printed bi-monthly by the team, and funded by local people and organisations, it carries no advertising and is delivered free of charge to every house in the village. An epub version is emailed around the world helping to keep those who have left, or having family connections with the village, up to date with its news. Click to email the editor . - See the sample front page below:
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T h i s i s s u e c o m e s t o y o u c o u r t e s y o f “ A L a n gh a m R e s i d e n t E d it o r ia l : M a n y t h a n k s t o t h e L a n g h a m R es i d e n t w h o h a s s p o n so r e d t h e r s t e d i t i o n o f 2 0 1 5 b u t p r ef er s t o r e m a i n a n o n ym o u s . T h a n k s a l so f o r t h e i r d o n a t i o n t o R o y a n d B r e n d a W i t c o m b . C o p y d a t e c a m e v e r y so o n a f t e r t h e F es t i v e S e a so n so w e l l d o n e t o e v e r y o n e f o r g e t t i n g y o u r c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o u s . T h e r e a r e a f e w v i l l a g e o r g a n i sa t i o n s w h i c h r a r e l y , i f e v e r , s e n d u s t h e i r n e ws o r d e t a i l s o f e v e n t s w e w o u l d l o v e t o h e a r f r o m y o u . W e w e r e so r r y t o h e a r o f t h e d e a t h o f f o r m e r e v a c u e e J o h n C a r t e r w h o , b a c k i n 2 0 0 0 , w a s k i n d e n o u g h t o a l l o w t h e L a n g h a m Ne ws t o p u b l i s h h i s m e m o r i es o f e v a c u a t i o n . T h e y m a d e f a sc i n a t i n g r e a d i n g . J o h n w a s a k e e n r e a d e r a n d s u p p o r t e r o f t h e L a n g h a m Ne ws u n t i l h i s n a l i l l n es s . H i s l a s t v i s i t t o t h e v i l l a g e w a s f o r t h e u n v e i l i n g o f t h e e v a c u e es ’ p l a q u e i n t h e V i l l a g e H a l l . T h i s i s a b o u t t h e o n l y t i m e o f y e a r t h a t L a n g h a m d o es n t l o o k g o o d . M u d dy r u t s i n t h e g r a s s v e r g es a n d h e a p s o f l a s t a u t u m n s l e a v es i n t h e g u t t e r s . O h f o r t h e d a y s o f a v i l l a g e r o a d - s w e e p e r w i t h h i s b r u s h a n d b a r r o w ! O u r n e x t c o p y d a t e i s M o n d a y 9 th M a r c h . L a n g h a m C r i c k e t C l ub – J o h n F i n d l a y L a n g h a m C r i c k e t C l u b c o m p l e t e d i t s se v e n t h se a so n ( i n i t s m o d e r n g u i se ) h a v i n g w o n se v e n o u t o f f o u r t e e n g a m es . W e h a v e a s q u a d o f f t e e n p l a y e r s f r o m t h e v i l l a g e a n d d es p i t e t h e f a c t w e h a v e n o c r i c k e t p i t c h w e c o n t i n u e t o s u r pr i s e m a n y e s t a b l i s h e d s i d e s , w i th i n a n d b e y o n d R u t l a n d , w i th th e q ua l i t y a n d e n th u s i a s m o f o u r b a t t i n g , b o w l i n g , fi e l d i n g , p i e c o n s u m p t i o n a n d p o s t - m a t c h c e l e b r a t i o n . Hig h l ig h t s o f t h e 2 0 14 s e a s o n i n c l u d e a s p l e n d i d t o u r t o n o r t h N o r f o l k w i t h t h r e e w i n s o u t o f f o u r a n d a n a i l - b i t i n g l a s t b a l l d e f e a t t o a s t r o n g O a k h a m s i d e o n a s t e a m y J u l y e v e n i n g . T h e se a so n w a s d i s se ct e d a n d c e l e b r a t e d i n n e s t y l e a t o u r a n n u a l d i n n e r i n l a t e N o v e m b e r ; t h i s y e a r i n a t e n t o u t s i d e t h e W h e a t s h e a f m a n y t h a n k s t o M i k e a n d h i s t e a m f o r o r g a n i z i n g t h i s f o r u s . P r i z es w e r e a w a r d e d t o c a t eg o r i es a s f a r r e a c h i n g a s c o c k - u p o f t h e y e a r , b a t s m a n , b o w l e r a n d a l l - r o u n d e r o f t h e y e a r , m o s t i m p r es s i v e i n j u r y - a n d o f c o u r se , t h e h o t l y c o n t es t e d g r e a t es t c o l l e c t i o n o f d u c k s . N a m es a r e w i t h h e l d f o r l eg a l r e a so n s , b u t c a n b e p r o v i d e d f o r a s u i t a b l e b r i b e . A s a l w a ys , c r i c k e t i s s o m e w h a t i n c i d e n t a l t o t h e s u c c es s o f o u r t e a m . T h i s i s a c o l l e c t i o n o f c r i c k e t e r s , f r i e n d s a n d f a m i l i es t h a t a d d h u g e l y t o t h e l i f e o f o u r v i l l a g e . W e s t a r t a g a i n w i t h o u r w i n t e r t r a i n i n g e v e r y T u es d a y n i g h t f r o m F e b r u a r y 1 0 t h . C a l l J o h n o n 0 7 9 7 6 2 6 3 4 4 1 i f y o u w o u l d l i k e t o h a v e a b a s h ! L a n g ha m B a p t i st C h u r c h – P a t H e a t h T h i n g s w e r e f a i r l y q ui et t ow a r d s t h e e n d o f t h e y e a r w i t h l i t t l e t o r e p o r t . I t w a s , a s a l w a y s , a p l e a s u r e t o b e p a r t o f t h e j o i n t C h r i s t m a s se r v i c e a t t h e P a r i s h C h u r c h a n d c e l e b r a t e t h e t r u e m e a n i n g o f C h r i s t m a s . O u r n a l se r v i c e o f t h e y e a r w a s t a k e n b y D a v i d F o x w h o c o m es t o p r e a c h t o u s o n a r eg u l a r b a s i s a n d , o n t h i s o c c a s i o n , l e d u s i n s i n g i n g H a p p y B i r t h d a y t o T o m m y S u t h e r n o n h i s 1 0 3 r d b i r t h d a y . T h i s w a s f o l l o w e d b y t e a a n d a c a k e w i t h c a n d l es . N o w w e h a v e p u t t h e C h r i s t m a s t r e e a w a y f o r a n o t h e r y e a r a n d h o p e t h a t t h e w e a t h e r o v e r t h e n e x t f e w m o n t h s a l l o w s u s t o c o n t in u e o u r m e e t in g s w i t h o u t a n y m is h a p s . U n f o r t u n a t e l y , a n o t h e r l a r g e b r a n c h o f t h e p i n e t r e e i n t h e c h u r c h y a r d h a s s n a p p e d o f f b u t n o t c a u se d a n y d a m a g e t o h e a d s t o n es . M a y w e w i s h a l l o f y o u a h e a l t h y a n d h a p p y Ne w Y e a r a n d w e l c o m e y o u t o j o i n u s a t a n y o f o u r se r v i c es i n 2 0 1 5 .
February 2015 Issue: 167 © 2015 The Langham News Editorial T eam: G i l l F r i sb y , J o y c e T e r r e t t & R o s e m a r y W r i g h t Contacts: 16 Orchard R oad or Langham.News@LanghaminR utland.org
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© Mike Frisby - Langham in Rutland

The Langham News

The Langham News has been bringing news "for the people of Langham from the people of Langham" for thirty-two years (2019). Printed bi-monthly by the team, and funded by local people and organisations, it carries no advertising and is delivered free of charge to every house in the village. An epub version is emailed around the world helping to keep those who have left, or having family connections with the village, up to date with its news. Click to email the editor . - See the sample front page below:
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T h i s i s s u e c o m e s t o y o u c o u r t e s y o f “ A L a n gh a m R e s i d e n t E d it o r ia l : M a n y t h a n k s t o t h e L a n g h a m R es i d e n t w h o h a s s p o n so r e d t h e r s t e d i t i o n o f 2 0 1 5 b u t p r ef er s t o r e m a i n a n o n ym o u s . T h a n k s a l so f o r t h e i r d o n a t i o n t o R o y a n d B r e n d a W i t c o m b . C o p y d a t e c a m e v e r y so o n a f t e r t h e F es t i v e S e a so n so w e l l d o n e t o e v e r y o n e f o r g e t t i n g y o u r c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o u s . T h e r e a r e a f e w v i l l a g e o r g a n i sa t i o n s w h i c h r a r e l y , i f e v e r , s e n d u s t h e i r n e ws o r d e t a i l s o f e v e n t s w e w o u l d l o v e t o h e a r f r o m y o u . W e w e r e so r r y t o h e a r o f t h e d e a t h o f f o r m e r e v a c u e e J o h n C a r t e r w h o , b a c k i n 2 0 0 0 , w a s k i n d e n o u g h t o a l l o w t h e L a n g h a m Ne ws t o p u b l i s h h i s m e m o r i es o f e v a c u a t i o n . T h e y m a d e f a sc i n a t i n g r e a d i n g . J o h n w a s a k e e n r e a d e r a n d s u p p o r t e r o f t h e L a n g h a m Ne ws u n t i l h i s n a l i l l n es s . H i s l a s t v i s i t t o t h e v i l l a g e w a s f o r t h e u n v e i l i n g o f t h e e v a c u e es ’ p l a q u e i n t h e V i l l a g e H a l l . T h i s i s a b o u t t h e o n l y t i m e o f y e a r t h a t L a n g h a m d o es n t l o o k g o o d . M u d dy r u t s i n t h e g r a s s v e r g es a n d h e a p s o f l a s t a u t u m n s l e a v es i n t h e g u t t e r s . O h f o r t h e d a y s o f a v i l l a g e r o a d - s w e e p e r w i t h h i s b r u s h a n d b a r r o w ! O u r n e x t c o p y d a t e i s M o n d a y 9 th M a r c h . L a n g h a m C r i c k e t C l ub – J o h n F i n d l a y L a n g h a m C r i c k e t C l u b c o m p l e t e d i t s se v e n t h se a so n ( i n i t s m o d e r n g u i se ) h a v i n g w o n se v e n o u t o f f o u r t e e n g a m es . W e h a v e a s q u a d o f f t e e n p l a y e r s f r o m t h e v i l l a g e a n d d es p i t e t h e f a c t w e h a v e n o c r i c k e t p i t c h w e c o n t i n u e t o s u r pr i s e m a n y e s t a b l i s h e d s i d e s , w i th i n a n d b e y o n d R u t l a n d , w i th th e q ua l i t y a n d e n th u s i a s m o f o u r b a t t i n g , b o w l i n g , fi e l d i n g , p i e c o n s u m p t i o n a n d p o s t - m a t c h c e l e b r a t i o n . Hig h l ig h t s o f t h e 2 0 14 s e a s o n i n c l u d e a s p l e n d i d t o u r t o n o r t h N o r f o l k w i t h t h r e e w i n s o u t o f f o u r a n d a n a i l - b i t i n g l a s t b a l l d e f e a t t o a s t r o n g O a k h a m s i d e o n a s t e a m y J u l y e v e n i n g . T h e se a so n w a s d i s se ct e d a n d c e l e b r a t e d i n n e s t y l e a t o u r a n n u a l d i n n e r i n l a t e N o v e m b e r ; t h i s y e a r i n a t e n t o u t s i d e t h e W h e a t s h e a f m a n y t h a n k s t o M i k e a n d h i s t e a m f o r o r g a n i z i n g t h i s f o r u s . P r i z es w e r e a w a r d e d t o c a t eg o r i es a s f a r r e a c h i n g a s c o c k - u p o f t h e y e a r , b a t s m a n , b o w l e r a n d a l l - r o u n d e r o f t h e y e a r , m o s t i m p r es s i v e i n j u r y - a n d o f c o u r se , t h e h o t l y c o n t es t e d g r e a t es t c o l l e c t i o n o f d u c k s . N a m es a r e w i t h h e l d f o r l eg a l r e a so n s , b u t c a n b e p r o v i d e d f o r a s u i t a b l e b r i b e . A s a l w a ys , c r i c k e t i s s o m e w h a t i n c i d e n t a l t o t h e s u c c es s o f o u r t e a m . T h i s i s a c o l l e c t i o n o f c r i c k e t e r s , f r i e n d s a n d f a m i l i es t h a t a d d h u g e l y t o t h e l i f e o f o u r v i l l a g e . W e s t a r t a g a i n w i t h o u r w i n t e r t r a i n i n g e v e r y T u es d a y n i g h t f r o m F e b r u a r y 1 0 t h . C a l l J o h n o n 0 7 9 7 6 2 6 3 4 4 1 i f y o u w o u l d l i k e t o h a v e a b a s h ! L a n g ha m B a p t i st C h u r c h – P a t H e a t h T h i n g s w e r e f a i r l y q ui et t ow a r d s t h e e n d o f t h e y e a r w i t h l i t t l e t o r e p o r t . I t w a s , a s a l w a y s , a p l e a s u r e t o b e p a r t o f t h e j o i n t C h r i s t m a s se r v i c e a t t h e P a r i s h C h u r c h a n d c e l e b r a t e t h e t r u e m e a n i n g o f C h r i s t m a s . O u r n a l se r v i c e o f t h e y e a r w a s t a k e n b y D a v i d F o x w h o c o m es t o p r e a c h t o u s o n a r eg u l a r b a s i s a n d , o n t h i s o c c a s i o n , l e d u s i n s i n g i n g H a p p y B i r t h d a y t o T o m m y S u t h e r n o n h i s 1 0 3 r d b i r t h d a y . T h i s w a s f o l l o w e d b y t e a a n d a c a k e w i t h c a n d l es . N o w w e h a v e p u t t h e C h r i s t m a s t r e e a w a y f o r a n o t h e r y e a r a n d h o p e t h a t t h e w e a t h e r o v e r t h e n e x t f e w m o n t h s a l l o w s u s t o c o n t in u e o u r m e e t in g s w i t h o u t a n y m is h a p s . U n f o r t u n a t e l y , a n o t h e r l a r g e b r a n c h o f t h e p i n e t r e e i n t h e c h u r c h y a r d h a s s n a p p e d o f f b u t n o t c a u se d a n y d a m a g e t o h e a d s t o n es . M a y w e w i s h a l l o f y o u a h e a l t h y a n d h a p p y Ne w Y e a r a n d w e l c o m e y o u t o j o i n u s a t a n y o f o u r se r v i c es i n 2 0 1 5 .
February 2015 Issue: 167 © 2015 The Langham News Editorial T eam: G i l l F r i sb y , J o y c e T e r r e t t & R o s e m a r y W r i g h t Contacts: 16 Orchard R oad or Langham.News@LanghaminR utland.org
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