This month’s post is one asking you if you have any childhood or adult memories of Haslingfield in the past. Perhaps you can remember a traumatic incident at school or, if you’re of an age, about wartime in Haslingfield. Do you remember any amazing local sporting feats? Are there any ‘characters’ who used to live in the village? What were the old pubs like that are no longer with us?
If you have any memories you’d like to share, drop me an e-mail at
I’m happy to guarantee your anonymity if the stories are not too scurrilous!
In the meantime, seasonal wishes to you all!
On 20 December between 11.00 am and 1.30 pm there will be a Festive Family Fun Day and Jumble Sale at Haslingfield Village Hall. The event will raise money for Save the Children to support their efforts in the refugee camps across Europe. The day will include: Read more
Services for December 2015
News items featuring the village in ‘The Cambridge Independent Press’, 1901-1920
Book compiled by John Beresford
£6 from Village Shop, Country Kitchen, Little Rose
and John, 01223 514849
Friday 18 Dec @ 6.30 pm ’til 7.45 pm
Click the Pic
There’s a planned power cut that will affect 29 properties in the village this Tuesday 1st December. The power will go off at 9am and should be back on by noon. The village shop and post office is one of the affected properties and this will affect what the post office can do, but the shop will remain open. UK Power Networks have told this website that if you haven’t received a letter about the planned power cut, then you electricity will stay on. In an update they said that the notified time of 1pm to 4pm has changed to 9am until noon. It’s needed to upgrade some equipment. For more information check out www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk or tweet @ukpowernetworks It’s incident ref: 60953487/INCD-4000325-B. Call 01462-832557/0800-7838838/0333-2022021 for more info Alternatively their emergency faults number is 0800 316 3105, this free for landlines and mobiles.
As we make our way toward Christmas, join us on Monday mornings at Haslingfield Vicarage between 10.30am-12pm, starting Mon 30th November when we will pause amidst the busyness of the season and create something special for Christmas.
From 10.30-11.30 am, Gather & Create – Advent Calendars, Christmas baking & Gifts.
11.30am, Connect – Pause for a cuppa and a short reflection on Christmas. Read more
As of 3.00 p.m. today (Wednesday), there are 6 tickets left for tomorrow night’s performance of the Little Theatre panto, Mother Goose (Thursday 26th Nov) and 3 for Saturday night (28th Nov). Ticket price £9 /£6 concessions (no concessions Saturday night).
If you’d like to buy any of them, please ring the Box Office on: 01223 514849.
All Saint’s Church, Haslingfield, Saturday Nov. 28th 2015, including the new, soft, warm chairs!
Click the pic to view the poster
Tomorrow, Saturday 21st November, from 3-7 pm there will be a Christmas Gift Event at the Little Rose. Elsa from Frozen will be there from 3.30 – 4.30pm to sing and read stories to your children.
The idea is that you can buy all your Christmas presents in one go, while supporting not only Little Owls but also local businesses. Here’s who will be there: Read more
Village Shop & Post Office
The Village Shop and Post Office will be increasing its opening hours from this Monday 23rd November 2015.
Opening Hours – Shop
Mondays to Fridays: 7.00 am – 7.00 pm; Saturday: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm; Sunday: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Opening Hours – Post Office
Mondays to Fridays: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm; Saturdays: 9.00 am – 12.30 pm
To find out more about the new owners and their plans for the shop, please click Read More
On Saturday 12th December from 11.30 am – 1.30 pm, Haslingfield Primary School will be holding its Christmas Fayre. There will be Santa’s Grotto, Stalls, a Raffle, Carol Singing, Teas, Hot Dogs, Pulled Park, Sing-along Frozen and Mulled Wine.
Everyone Welcome – free entry.
If you haven’t yet bought your tickets for the Haslingfield Little Theatre panto, Mother Goose, which is on at the Village Hall next week, 26, 27 and 28 November – online tickets are available for the Thursday night performance only. To buy your tickets online, please click here.
If you’d like tickets for the Friday or Saturday night performances, there are still a few tickets available for these dates in Haslingfield Village Shop and Country Kitchen. However, the Saturday matinee is completely sold out.
The Haslingfield Allotment Gardeners Association (HAGA) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 8th December in the Little Rose Pub in the village from 7.30pm. We are looking for new members and anyone interested in helping with the allotments which are on the road to Harston. The site is currently fully occupied and no waiting list. Anyone with green fingers is welcome.
Ron van der Hoorn – Treasurer