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This issue comes to you courtesy of “A Langham Resident”Editorial:Many thanks to the ‘Langham Resident’ who has sponsored the ﬁrst edition of 2015 but prefers toremain anonymous. Thanks also for their donation to Roy and Brenda Witcomb.Copy date came very soon after the Festive Season so well done to everyone for getting your contributions tous. There are a few village organisationswhich rarely, ifever, send ustheirnewsordetailsofevents–we would love to hear from you.We were sorry to hear of the death of former evacuee John Carter who, back in 2000, was kind enough to allow the Langham News to publish his memories of evacuation. They made fascinating reading. John was a keen reader and supporter of the Langham News until his ﬁnal illness. His last visit to the village was for the unveiling of the evacuees’ plaque in the Village Hall.This is about the only time of year that Langham doesn’t look good. Muddy ruts in the grass verges and heaps of last autumn’s leaves in the gutters. Oh for the days of a village road-sweeper with his brush and barrow!Our next copy date is Monday 9thMarch.Langham Cricket Club – John FindlayLangham Cricket Club completed its seventh season (in its modern guise) having won seven out of fourteen games. We have a squad of ﬁfteen players from the village and despite the fact we have no cricket pitch we continue to surprise many established sides, within and beyond Rutland, with the quality and enthusiasm ofour batting, bowling, ﬁelding, pie consumption and post-match celebration. Highlightsofthe2014season include a splendid tourtonorth Norfolk with three winsout offourand anail-biting last ball defeat to a strong Oakham side on a steamy July evening. Theseasonwas dissected and celebrated inﬁnestyleatour annual dinner inlateNovember; this year in a ‘tent’ outside the Wheatsheaf – many thanks to Mike and his team for organizing this for us. Prizes were awarded to categories as far reaching as ‘cock-up of the year’, batsman, bowler and all-rounder of the year, most impressive injury - and of course, the hotly contested ‘greatest collection of ducks’. Names are withheldfor legal reasons, but can be provided for a suitable bribe.Asalways, cricket issomewhat incidental tothe successofourteam. Thisisa collection ofcricketers, friends and families that add hugely to the life of our village. We start again with our winter training every Tuesday night from February 10th. Call John on 07976263441if you would like to have a bash!LanghamBaptistChurch – Pat HeathThings were fairly quiet towards the end of the year with little to report. It was, as always, a pleasure to bepart of the joint Christmas service at the Parish Church and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.Our ﬁnal service of the year was taken by David Fox who comes to preach to us on a regular basis and, on this occasion, led us in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Tommy Suthern on his 103rdbirthday. This was followed by tea and a cake with candles.Now we have put the Christmas tree away for another year and hope that the weather over the next few months allows us to continue our meetings without any mishaps. Unfortunately, another large branch of thepine tree in the churchyard has snapped off but not caused any damage to headstones.May we wish all of you a healthy and happy New Year and welcome you to join us atany of our services in 2015.