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History of Langford

Langford, the Village 1895.  (Neg. 35665)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Langford, the Village 1895
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Langford Snippets

When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here's one for Langford about the trials and tribulations of love.

Times Dec 12 1808

A wedding lately took place in the neighbourhood of Langford, Essex, after a courtship of nine years, during which time the lover wrote no less than 1404 letters to the mistress of his affections; and as his visits were, during the courtship, constantly three times a week, it is computed that he walked, for the purposes of paying his devoirs, at least 5616 miles.

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