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  • User account | Thaxted
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Twinning Bingo Night 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home User account User account Log in Request new password Username or e mail address verification Type the characters you see in the picture if you can t read

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    e mail address verification Type the characters you see in the picture if you can t read them submit the form and a new image will be generated Not case sensitive Switch to audio verification Copyright 2010 Thaxted Parish Council

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  • Short History of Thaxted | Thaxted
    century Finally by 1393 the layout as see today was mostly in place as Mill End and Orange Street filled in the south east part of Town Street In addition to the Guildhall we know today there were others In particular there was a Guild Hall built by the Fraternity of St John the Baptist in Newbiggen Street Settlement spread out from the core along Bolford Street Newbiggen Street Park Street and Weaverhead Lane Local historians have found many examples of medieval coins and tokens in the Park Farm fields around the Church Mill which suggests it was an area used for fairs and markets Other finds have been of worked bone around Town Street and Weaverhead Lane suggesting this was the site of the cutlery industry In the sixteenth century it is know that weaving made an appearance and an attempt was made to establish a Guild of Clothiers in 1583 The centre was thought to be in Newbiggen Street The name Fishmarket Street could well tell of this street s past while Mill Row has revealed finds which indicate it was the town midden In present cottages date from the mid nineteenth century There are still six places of worship in Thaxted which is a legacy of its past Nonconformist history Quakers were also know to have met in the town but although there is evidence that there was a burial ground the actual site of any Meeting House is not clear Now it is time for your walk Town Street is a good starting place The Guildhall immediately catches your eye Once the administrative centre of the town the Guildhall is suffering a decline in use due to a lack of disabled access It is normally open to the public all day over Bank Holidays and on all other Sunday afternoons from Easter to September A small charge for admission is made See the dedicated page on The Guildhall The Parish Church towers behind the Guildhall and is likely to be the next stop on your visit See the dedicated page on The Parish Church The John Webb Windmill is the third in the trio of must see first attractions A short but windy walk from the Church between the Almshouses and The Chantry along Mill Row to the reach the Windmill which also strikes its presence on the landscape At was fully restored to working order and it is a well worth a climb up the winding steps to view to workings inside and the view outside Open 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to end of September Entry is free See the dedicated page on the Windmill Once these main sites have been ticked off your list it is possible to wander around the centre of the town and begin to see that every building has something of interest The town has slowly developed over years and there are examples of every architectural era to be seen

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  • Short History of Thaxted | Thaxted
    fifteenth century Finally by 1393 the layout as see today was mostly in place as Mill End and Orange Street filled in the south east part of Town Street In addition to the Guildhall we know today there were others In particular there was a Guild Hall built by the Fraternity of St John the Baptist in Newbiggen Street Settlement spread out from the core along Bolford Street Newbiggen Street Park Street and Weaverhead Lane Local historians have found many examples of medieval coins and tokens in the Park Farm fields around the Church Mill which suggests it was an area used for fairs and markets Other finds have been of worked bone around Town Street and Weaverhead Lane suggesting this was the site of the cutlery industry In the sixteenth century it is know that weaving made an appearance and an attempt was made to establish a Guild of Clothiers in 1583 The centre was thought to be in Newbiggen Street The name Fishmarket Street could well tell of this street s past while Mill Row has revealed finds which indicate it was the town midden In present cottages date from the mid nineteenth century There are still six places of worship in Thaxted which is a legacy of its past Nonconformist history Quakers were also know to have met in the town but although there is evidence that there was a burial ground the actual site of any Meeting House is not clear Now it is time for your walk Town Street is a good starting place The Guildhall immediately catches your eye Once the administrative centre of the town the Guildhall is suffering a decline in use due to a lack of disabled access It is normally open to the public all day over Bank Holidays and on all other Sunday afternoons from Easter to September A small charge for admission is made See the dedicated page on The Guildhall The Parish Church towers behind the Guildhall and is likely to be the next stop on your visit See the dedicated page on The Parish Church The John Webb Windmill is the third in the trio of must see first attractions A short but windy walk from the Church between the Almshouses and The Chantry along Mill Row to the reach the Windmill which also strikes its presence on the landscape At was fully restored to working order and it is a well worth a climb up the winding steps to view to workings inside and the view outside Open 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to end of September Entry is free See the dedicated page on the Windmill Once these main sites have been ticked off your list it is possible to wander around the centre of the town and begin to see that every building has something of interest The town has slowly developed over years and there are examples of every architectural era to be

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  • Short History of Thaxted
    the Baptist in Newbiggen Street Settlement spread out from the core along Bolford Street Newbiggen Street Park Street and Weaverhead Lane Local historians have found many examples of medieval coins and tokens in the Park Farm fields around the Church Mill which suggests it was an area used for fairs and markets Other finds have been of worked bone around Town Street and Weaverhead Lane suggesting this was the site of the cutlery industry In the sixteenth century it is know that weaving made an appearance and an attempt was made to establish a Guild of Clothiers in 1583 The centre was thought to be in Newbiggen Street The name Fishmarket Street could well tell of this street s past while Mill Row has revealed finds which indicate it was the town midden In present cottages date from the mid nineteenth century There are still six places of worship in Thaxted which is a legacy of its past Nonconformist history Quakers were also know to have met in the town but although there is evidence that there was a burial ground the actual site of any Meeting House is not clear Now it is time for your walk Town Street is a good starting place The Guildhall immediately catches your eye Once the administrative centre of the town the Guildhall is suffering a decline in use due to a lack of disabled access It is normally open to the public all day over Bank Holidays and on all other Sunday afternoons from Easter to September A small charge for admission is made See the dedicated page on The Guildhall The Parish Church towers behind the Guildhall and is likely to be the next stop on your visit See the dedicated page on The Parish Church The John Webb Windmill is the third in the trio of must see first attractions A short but windy walk from the Church between the Almshouses and The Chantry along Mill Row to the reach the Windmill which also strikes its presence on the landscape At was fully restored to working order and it is a well worth a climb up the winding steps to view to workings inside and the view outside Open 2 00 pm to 6 00 pm Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to end of September Entry is free See the dedicated page on the Windmill Once these main sites have been ticked off your list it is possible to wander around the centre of the town and begin to see that every building has something of interest The town has slowly developed over years and there are examples of every architectural era to be seen Only by reading the comprehensive History of Thaxted Guide can everything be appreciated Clarance House opposite the Church is an excellent example of an early eighteenth century Queen Anne building Built as the marital home of Elizabeth Rayner and William Heckford it was used by the local doctors for many years Latterly it

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  • Thaxted at War | Thaxted
    a chink of light appeared from any window and if it did the policeman the ARP man the fireman or any citizen would be heard to shout Put that light out The lamp standards were devoid of lanterns and flower baskets and there were no signposts Only locals knew which road led to where Events to raise funds for the war effort included Salute the Soldier Week Dig for Victory week and there were others when a great target surmounted the front of the Guildhall The town s health service was administered by a sole practitioner Dr Weller Dr Michael s father healed the sick single handed Minor operations were performed on the kitchen table More important operations he carried out in Saffron Walden General Hospital The surgery in Park Street was a small out house to Alboro House where in the winter a single bar electric fire suggested warmth Dr Weller s grey Wolseley salon car later painted cream and brown was a familiar sight in the town and along the highways and byways The Church leaders ministered to their respective flocks At the parish church in the early part of the war father Conrad Noel and Father David Bickerton led their congregations at High Mass at Evensong the latter in the black out was held in the Church Hall In 1942 Father Jack Putterill followed them preaching controversial sermons conducting and training his choir and orchestra which played such pieces as Rondo Largo and Trumpet Voluntary At the Congregational Church Mr Laity who was also the scout master ministered He was succeeded by the Reverend S Royle Kenny At the Baptist first Mr Hawkins and then Mr Soddy tended their flocks The Roman Catholics were about to return after an absence of some 400 years The Plymouth Brethren had not yet moved from their Gospel Room in Debden Green The site of their present room was then a farm homestead with thatched barns where Lee s had their transport depot Great Leyland lorries with the familiar George Lee Co logo delivered when petrol rationing allowed supplies of old fashioned mints and barley sugars to sweet shops near and far The meagre food rations were supplied to Thaxted citizens from J W Tanner and Sons now Guildhall Stores The all male staff included Mr Harvey Ted Hollingsworth George Rolfe At Barrett and Son in Newbiggen Street Mr Barrett and his son Eric with Frank Turner dispensed their groceries and Miss Parrish ran the drapery department Miss Barker was at Tanner s Drapery Shop and the Co op was managed by Mr Clarke Bakers included Ferris Foster and Harvey The town s hackney carriages were in the capable hands of Frank Barrett Austin Humber and Rolls Royce and Cecil Heard Austin Wolseley and Humber Mr Parrish from what is now the Cuckoo Wine Bar supplied and serviced bicycles and the wirelesses on which the people of Thaxted received on the Home to Forces Programmes the good and bad news of

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  • Plane Crash in an Essex Cornfield | Thaxted
    play on the tractor and binder He agreed and off I went back to the field to play at being a farmer I did not know at that moment what the time was but I have since learned that it was 3 15pm on 26 August 1940 Aircraft approaches Sitting on the binder seat I noticed about a mile away Hurricane aircraft flying over Debden airfield A few minutes later I saw little puffs of smoke in the sky I was excited to see what I thought was a wartime exercise Minutes later I heard machine gun fire and an engine roaring behind me I turned around and suddenly from behind a fluffy cumulus cloud a German aeroplane emerged with jet black smoke pouring from one of the engines The plane was diving towards me I was terrified thinking that I was going to be machine gunned I partly jumped and partly fell from the binder seat and then froze with fright as the plane screaming above my head crashed into the next field about 200 300 yards away with a terrific explosion The time was 3 30pm My father was in the crew yard and saw the plane crashing and was convinced it had come down in the field where I was playing He ran to the field to find me hysterical trying to climb over the gate to escape the horror of what I had just witnessed My dad who was a member of the ARP Air Raid Precaution spent some minutes calming me down and then told me he had to go to the crashed plane to see if there were any survivors I cowered behind him as we walked to what remained of the plane I stood by the hedge crying while my dad approached the

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  • Thaxted in World War II | Thaxted
    3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Tourism Ten Centuries of History Thaxted in World War II The pages in this section will hopefully be expanded upon in future At the

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