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  • Ten Centuries of History in One Place
    under development and we hope to fill them soon Visit the Thaxted Community Information Centre where there are leaflets and books about many aspects of Thaxted This centre is staffed on Thursdays to Sundays through the Spring and Summer by volunteers Staff from Uttlesford DC staff are present at other times See Information Centre page For a full Tourist Information Centre Service contact Saffron Walden TIC Phone 01799 524002 email

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  • Send page by email | Thaxted
    4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Sugar Beet Barn Dance 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Send page by email Your email Your name Send to Enter multiple addresses separated by commas and or different lines Subject Page to

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  • Gustav Holst | Thaxted
    this compounded by their name being von Holst caused some suspicions amongst their neighbours The authorities however were unconcerned Conrad Noel the vicar of Thaxted and Holst soon became friends with Holst taking a great interest in the church choir In 1916 Gustav organised a Whitsun Festival in the church He was Director of Music at Morley College and some of his students came to Thaxted to be part of the festival One who came then was Jack Putterill who also has a place in Thaxted history The festival in this form was repeated in 1917 and 1918 In 1917 the family moved into Thaxted to live in The Steps now called The Manse in Town Street A blue plaque is beside the front door In those days it was a quiet place to work Holst wrote several pieces specially for Thaxted including Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Sadly the Whitsuntide festival ceased after 1918 Holst was abroad for much of the year working for the YMCA undertaking the role of Musical Organiser for troops of the Army of the Black Sea Unfortunately for Thaxted when the Whitsuntide concerts were revived St Pauls School Holst s employer insisted that the venue should be Dulwich Conrad Noel s communist rants from the pulpit had become too much for the parents of the St Pauls pupils and so Thaxted lost for a time a great annual event Fortunately a music festival in the months of June and July was restarted in 1980 by the late Michael Snow and flourishes still today See the website www thaxtedfestival org uk Holst continued to take an important part in the music in the Parish Church in many ways This included playing the Lincoln organ which is now in need of restoration See the website

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  • Gustav Holst | Thaxted
    military service this compounded by their name being von Holst caused some suspicions amongst their neighbours The authorities however were unconcerned Conrad Noel the vicar of Thaxted and Holst soon became friends with Holst taking a great interest in the church choir In 1916 Gustav organised a Whitsun Festival in the church He was Director of Music at Morley College and some of his students came to Thaxted to be part of the festival One who came then was Jack Putterill who also has a place in Thaxted history The festival in this form was repeated in 1917 and 1918 In 1917 the family moved into Thaxted to live in The Steps now called The Manse in Town Street A blue plaque is beside the front door In those days it was a quiet place to work Holst wrote several pieces specially for Thaxted including Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Sadly the Whitsuntide festival ceased after 1918 Holst was abroad for much of the year working for the YMCA undertaking the role of Musical Organiser for troops of the Army of the Black Sea Unfortunately for Thaxted when the Whitsuntide concerts were revived St Pauls School Holst s employer insisted that the venue should be Dulwich Conrad Noel s communist rants from the pulpit had become too much for the parents of the St Pauls pupils and so Thaxted lost for a time a great annual event Fortunately a music festival in the months of June and July was restarted in 1980 by the late Michael Snow and flourishes still today See the website www thaxtedfestival org uk Holst continued to take an important part in the music in the Parish Church in many ways This included playing the Lincoln organ which is now in need of restoration See

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  • Gustav Holst
    of Music at Morley College and some of his students came to Thaxted to be part of the festival One who came then was Jack Putterill who also has a place in Thaxted history The festival in this form was repeated in 1917 and 1918 In 1917 the family moved into Thaxted to live in The Steps now called The Manse in Town Street A blue plaque is beside the front door In those days it was a quiet place to work Holst wrote several pieces specially for Thaxted including Tomorrow shall be my dancing day Sadly the Whitsuntide festival ceased after 1918 Holst was abroad for much of the year working for the YMCA undertaking the role of Musical Organiser for troops of the Army of the Black Sea Unfortunately for Thaxted when the Whitsuntide concerts were revived St Pauls School Holst s employer insisted that the venue should be Dulwich Conrad Noel s communist rants from the pulpit had become too much for the parents of the St Pauls pupils and so Thaxted lost for a time a great annual event Fortunately a music festival in the months of June and July was restarted in 1980 by the late Michael Snow and flourishes still today See the website www thaxtedfestival org uk Holst continued to take an important part in the music in the Parish Church in many ways This included playing the Lincoln organ which is now in need of restoration See the website www thaxtedlincolnorgan org After a head injury in February 1923 he began to show the signs of overwork and on strict medical advice retired back to his beloved Thaxted for a long holiday spending only one day a week in London He continued to be involved with the Parish Church and its choir

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  • Send page by email | Thaxted
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Sugar Beet Barn Dance 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Send page by email Your email Your name Send to Enter multiple addresses separated by commas and or different lines

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  • Thaxted Almshouses | Thaxted
    27 28 29 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Tourism Places To Visit Thaxted Almshouses THAXTED ALMSHOUSES Visitors approaching the church from the west cannot help seeing two single storey buildings situated in the churchyard Both were once almshouses and they make a pleasant frame for the windmill beyond The long low thatched building still known as the Chantry was built as a Priest s House and later became an almshouse providing four dwellings under one roof At some time during the 17th and 18th century the administration of this building passed to the Manor of Horham but by the 1920s its condition had deteriorated so much that it was unsuitable for its original purpose The Rev Conrad Noel the Vicar at that time then purchased it and turned it into a single dwelling now belonging to the church The adjacent tiled almshouse building built around 1714 probably on the site of an earlier chantry house used to comprise eight tenements under one roof and in 1830 was occupied by sixteen aged persons 13 widows a man a wife and a maid The building was maintained partly by the

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  • Open Spaces | Thaxted
    alike can enjoy the fresh country air Whether you re hoping to bring a picnic read the paper play with your kids walk your dog or just relax and unwind there are several locations in Thaxted where you can enjoy being outdoors Below is a list of some recommendations The Windmill John Webb s Windmill features a fenced area surrounding the Windmill with benches and plenty of space to lay a picnic This space is open year round The Windmill itself is open to the public 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to end of September If you visit at the right time of year you might just find the Classic Car exhibition in this space Location From the junction of Watling Street and Bolford Street walk past the church and between the two Almshouses Proceed straight ahead through the first kissing gate past the churchyard and through the second kissing gate This route has to be the most photographed in Thaxted Margaret St Garden Margaret St Garden is a small communal area with a bench and a small space for picnics Morris dancing and craft fairs are occasionally held here Location Behind India Villa at the junction of Margaret St and Bell Lane Recreation Ground The Thaxted Recreation Ground include a playing field a basketball netball court and children s play area Location Thaxted Recreation Ground Newbiggen Street Thaxted Essex CM6 2PT As you leave Thaxted on the B184 heading for Saffron Walden the car park entrance is on the right hand side just beyond the last house Walnut Tree Meadow Walnut Tree Meadow is a large open space where you can take a stroll walk your dog or enjoy a picnic Location From the junction of Town Street and The

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