Thanks in advance to about half of our volunteers who have confirmed their availability for the dig at Mud Hole this summer. We would ask the remainder to confirm if the dates you have been allocated are to your liking!
Planning is on-going both with Cotswold Archaeology and local logistics. Grateful thanks to Jenny Hayward for providing the enormous register for all the volunteers. Also thanks to the many locals who have offered to help in many different ways. It’s all coming together nicely! More detailed information will go out to volunteers when we have the full list confirmed.
One final comment – The Good Exchange has advised that they are shut down this weekend – they are changing platforms – nothing to do with trains! They should be up and operational at 9am on Monday 21st.
Boxford’s new defibrillator is now functioning in the church porch at St.Andrew’s. In the event of an emergency, the 999 operator will advise the location and code to access the defibrillator. Thirty two people have signed up for Resuscitation Training which will take place at the Village Hall on September 12th and 19th. More money for the defibrillator, installation, maintenance and first aid training has been received and the total now stands at £2845! Well done Boxford!
The sponsored runners, Colin Hays, Nadege Fleming and Andrew Leader who took part in the Gibbet Challenge Run on 28th June to fund raise for the new defibrillator
The Parish of Boxford is attractively situated in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a few miles north-west of the market town of Newbury in Berkshire. The Parish is characterised by open chalk and flint downland fields running down to the rich soils of the wooded river valley of the Lambourn. To the south-west of the Parish there are large woodland plantations, through which the old Roman Road of Ermin Street passes.
The village of Boxford itself sits naturally protected by the surrounding woods and hills which were once covered with Box from which the village takes its name. The River Lambourn, a fine trout stream, meanders through the village and thence south-east to Newbury, where it joins the River Kennet. Nearly all the water meadows at the heart of the village are classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Part of the village of Boxford is in a Conservation Area. There are approximately 190 households in the parish as a whole, and a church, village hall, public house and recreation ground are to be found in the village itself.
Explore Boxford on foot: download Boxford Parish Footpaths (PDF).