NOW CALLING ALL LANGTON GREEN ADULTS!!
THIS QUIZ IS FOR YOU
Jeremy Stirling has kindly produced this challenging quiz for you. The answers are at the end; so you can check how well you have done. There is a mix of local and general questions - 112 in total. To download the quiz, click on the docx document below. GOOD LUCK
CALLING ALL LANGTON CHILDREN!!
THIS IS YOUR HALF-TERM QUIZ
Hugo and William Whittaker have produced a challenging half-term quiz for you. The answers are at the end and so no peeping before you have finished. Post any nice photos of you quizzing on the Village Chat facebook page. To download the quiz, click on the docx document below. GOOD LUCK
NEW!! DETAILED MAP OF FOOTPATHS IN
Under the Local Info tab you will find a Local Walks subsection which contains a pdf of a map showing all of the footpaths in Speldhurst Parish. It can be downloaded and enlarged so that it shows considerable detail. (Special thanks to our Parish Council for supplying it).
MESSAGE FROM ALL SAINTS' CHURCH TO THOSE IN NEED
As we continue through this current lockdown we are aware that for some of our families this is a very challenging time and you may be facing financial hardship, resulting in it being a struggle to provide enough food for yourselves and your family
If you would like some help with food vouchers, please contact the church confidentially by emailing email@example.com or giving Emma or Rev Lynn a call in the office 01892 861889
Langton Green lies just two miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells in an area of outstanding natural beauty. As a consequence, the village enjoys all the benefits of an active village community of around 2500 people, yet is within easy reach of the delights of the famous spa town, with its easy access to the City (train journey of around 55 minutes), the coast and the M25 motorway network.
Langton Green has a long history dating back to the 1300s where, just like its neighbour Tunbridge Wells, royalty used to come to stay and to live. The first Princess of Wales – Joanna, the Fair Maid of Kent and mother of King Richard II, lived at The Hollonds in the village from 1353. In the second half of the 19th Century, Princess Louise, the 4th daughter of Queen Victoria, lived at Dornden in Langton Green for ten years with her husband, the Marquis of Lorne. The Queen visited them in 1876. Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia lived here (also at The Hollonds) in the 1950s and the village was also the home of Prince and Princess Weikersheim in the same period. So perhaps a claim should be made for our village to be called ‘Royal Langton Green’?
Decimus Burton has had an important influence on the village, designing at least two houses of great significance. The Hollonds is one (which has already been mentioned) and Holmewood House, now a well known independent girls and boys school.
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The Village Society was founded in 1959 originally as the Rural Society with the specific aim of keeping a watchful eye on anything which would affect the appearance and character of the village. This is still true today, except that the Society is more involved with village affairs...
Langton Green is a village of over 1,300 households and is one of the four villages which make up Speldhurst Parish. Its Church (All Saints) sits close to the Green and the Village Hall is now a new modern building located next to the recreation ground. The rural area around Langton Green is a fine example of...
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