Old Haslingfield in the News: A Debtor’s End

Being in debt, and ill, was not a good state to be in in 1901. Thomas Purkin, or possibly Purkis, a 55-year-old labourer from Haslingfield, was committed to the County Gaol on September 27th. He was examined by the prison surgeon, and found to be suffering from “bonal disease of the thigh”. He was immediately sent to the hospital ward, and put on a special diet. He apparently knew of his serious condition, and said he was dying in greater comfort than he would have at home. He then developed pneumonia. Read more


movie-cameraThe next Film Club screening will be on Friday 9th October 2015 at 7.30pm at the Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms.  Admission is free.  Running time 118 min. Certificate: PG.  We will break for refreshments half way through. Read more

Pub Quiz this Friday 2nd October

Little Rose Opening Hours

Little Rose Opening Hours

The next Little Rose Pub Quiz will take place this Friday 2nd October. Teams of any number up to a maximum of six can take part, entry is £10 per team with all the entry fees given out as cash prizes. First Question asked at 8pm. Just turn up on the night or book in advance. The date of the quiz has been switched to the first Friday of every month due to popular demand!

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Next Village Society Talk

image001Mr Michael Snelling, a great supporter of Haslingfield life for many years, will talk at The Haslingfield Village Society about the techniques used in the repair & restoration of various types of chairs & seats. He will bring along a display of specialised tools & equipment.  Tuesday, 20th October, 8.00PM, Haslingfield Village Hall


Bach and Beyond

robin walkerOrgan recital by Robin Walker

 Works by Bach, Schumann, Brahms & Mendelsson

 All Saints’ Church Haslingfield, Friday 16th October 2015, 7.30 pm
Admission by Programme £10 on the door.  Interval refreshments.  Enquiries 01223 872190 

Pub is Saved!

Little Rose Opening Hours

Little Rose Opening Hours

Neil and Sue Poole have bought the Little Rose so it now belongs to them! THE PUB IS SAVED!

This is the news that we’ve all been waiting for. To celebrate this, please come to the pub this Saturday 19th September from 8pm for a big party. There will be live Motown an Soul Music and free entry. For more details, just click Read More…

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THIS SUNDAY – Cream Tea Time again!

Cream TeaThis Sunday from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Enjoy a traditional cream tea with freshly-baked scones, jam and cream, in the informal woodland garden of The Dovecote, 29 High Street, Haslingfield. All proceeds to Parkinson’s UK.