OWNERS OF BOX HEDGES BEWARE
Box-tree moth infestation reported
An observant villager has reported that the box tree caterpillar is present in Langton Green and has devastated one of his many box trees, which had to be dug up and burnt. There were some 50 – 70 caterpillars visible and hundreds of cocoons amid the web-covered partially eaten foliage.
It has been reported to the RHS as it is an alien species from East Asia.
It is worth checking your box trees for damage. Details of what to look for and how to control it can be found by Googling Box-tree moth and RHS.
TONIGHT - RUDE MECHANICAL THEATRE
Wed 16th June - 7.30 - Recreation Ground
This much-loved touring theatre company is again visiting Langton Green.
This year's production will be LITTLE LILLY MARLEY
It is about Charlie Chaplin's childhood in Lambeth.
Tickets available from 01323-501260 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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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, is reported to have lived at The Hollonds in the village around 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 (mentioned above) and Holmewood House is the other, 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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