Village Shop Xmas Opening Times

Village Shop & Post Office

Village Shop & Post Office

Christmas Opening Hours of the Village Shop & Post Office are:-

Xmas Eve: 7am until 1.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 12.30pm
Xmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
Saturday 27th December: 8am until 1.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 12.30pm
Sunday 28th December: 8am until 11am; Post Office: Closed
Monday 29th December: 7am until 4.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 4.30pm
Tuesday 30th December: 7am until 4.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 4.30pm
Wednesday 31st December (New Year’s Eve): 7am until 1.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 12.30pm
New Year’s Day: Closed
Friday 2nd January: 7am until 4.30pm; Post Office: 9am until 4.30pm

Con and Carol and everyone at the shop wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Play Trail Appeal for Haslingfield School

Many of the outdoor play facilities at Haslingfield Primary School are in disrepair, this is of particular concern given the emphasis on outdoor activity in the new Physical Education curriculum. As Government funding for Cambridgeshire schools is notoriously low the PTFA is working with Ms. Peck (Leading Senior Teacher and PE Coordinator) to raise money for a new outdoor play facility called a Play Trail. This will have two components, a traverse wall and a wooden obstacle course. See images and more details on how you can help by clicking on ‘Read More’ below:

Karaoke on Saturday & Xmas Draw

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

There’s a free Karaoke Party at the Little Rose Pub this Saturday 13th December. Sing your way to Christmas. First song hits the speakers at 8pm and continues until late. Just turn up, choose whatever song you want to and take part.

Also, the winners of the pub’s Christmas Draw will be made at 7pm this Sunday 14th December. There’s still time to buy a square for 50 pence. Buy as many squares as you want to and be in with a chance of winning one of the 40 prizes on offer. Prizes including a weekend away in England.

CHANGES at the VILLAGE HALL

Christine Tod is retiring from taking the Bookings at the Village Hall at the end 2014. Christine’s history with the Village Hall has been long and illustrious, not just with the Village Hall as we know it now but with the old one as well. Christine was instrumental in getting the New Village Hall being built in 1994, which wasn’t as popular as we can imagine. After a lot of campaigning as to whether or not Haslingfield had a new hall went to the vote, and was won with a majority of just seven votes. We thank Christine for her tireless work which has always been executed with humour and friendliness.

We are delighted to announce that Terry Baker has agreed to take the Village Hall bookings. Terry has lived in the Haslingfield, for the most part, since 1968 and has always played an active role in the Village; keeping scores for the Cricket Club and being a Leader with the Playgroup. But most of us know Terry from her valued 25 years involvement with the Little Theatre. We wish Terry good luck in her new role.

Booking for the Village Hall from 1 January 2015 should now be made to Terry on telephone number 01223 872150 or on her email terrybaker872@gmail.com

Jenny Jullien Secretary Village Hall

Haslingfield United Charities: Education Fund

The Trustees of the Education Fund invite applications from young people resident in the village and under the age of 21 for small grants towards the cost of educational expenses. Such expenses would typically include the purchase of necessary course text books and instruments, also tools etc required for recognised apprenticeships.   Click ‘Read More’ below for further details

Xmas Bingo at the Pub

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

This Wednesday 10th December sees Christmas Bingo at the Little Rose Pub with cash prizes. First number will be drawn at 8pm. Just turn up to take part.

At the moment the Real Ales that are on sale at the pub are: Bedford based Well’s Eagle IPA bitter which is 3.6%; Doom Bar Bitter, now the No.1 selling cask beer in the UK, which is 4% from Sharps Brewery in Cornwall and Young’s Bitter from Charles Wells Brewery in London which dates back 175 years and is 3.7%, as well as real cider. The pub also sells teas, coffees, soft drinks, lagers, spirits and good honest food. Click ‘Read More’ for further details…

FILM CLUB

The next film Club meeting will be at 7.30 pm on Friday 12th December 2014.
movie cameraWe shall meet in the Methodist Church Rooms.   Running time is 116 min, Certificate 12, and we shall break for refreshments halfway through.  The film is in several languages with English subtitles.  Read More‘ 

VILLAGE SOCIETY SOCIAL EVENING

image002The Haslingfield Village Society presents:  An Evening of Mystery, Magic, and Music with a Two-course Meal – The Secret World of Charles Dickens.  Ian Keable, winner of The Magic Circle Comedy Award, performs the favourite magic tricks of Charles Dickens and divulges the spooky practices of Victorian psychics. During a hot meal with dessert, Tom Hatfield will entertain with music from the Victorian Music Hall. Saturday, 7 February 2015 at 7.00 pm. Haslingfield Village Hall.  Tickets at £12.50 are available from January from: the village shops, M. Hendy (870270), M. Stringer (871256). Put the date in your diary, this is not to be missed.

Christmas 1914

The Cambridge Chronicle posted a reassuring view of life in the trenches:

“Tommy at War – They lie in the slush of the trench bottom and discuss the merits of football players at home and argue which is the better team, and make bets which club will be at the top of the League and – and then they have a shot at the Germans and the Germans have a shot at them”.  (Please click ‘Read More’ below for more information).

Charity Fair – Thank you

Charity FairA massive “Thank You” to everyone who supported the Fair. We have just heard from all the charities, and can now let you know that the total raised was £2,386.00!!

We are fortunate to live in such a caring community.  The money will be put to good use by all the charities.

Haslingfield’s Archaeology

Haslingfield Grey Report gives the results of field walking, casual observations, test pitting and an earthwork survey undertaken by the Cambridge Archaeology Field Group within the parish between 1981- 2012.   Go to www.cafg.net and click on ‘Reports’.