John Beresford the village archivist, has been posting highlights from the school diary for a few months now. He has now made a transcript of the entire diary available for download (its about 2MB), this covers what was happening in the school from 1874 through to 1975 and so it of great local interest. We hope you enjoy browsing through it.
Petersfield schools holiday club (Puffins) is running a holiday scheme on Tuesday 31st May to Thursday 2nd June of half term for children over the age of 3. Puffins is run by highly qualified and experienced staff. Facilities are based within Petersfield school (Orwell) and include access to school playing field, fully equipped kitchen, numerous toys and equipment. Read more
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Haslingfield and Eversdens (Gt Eversden, Lt Eversden, Harlton and Haslingfield).
- Total crime in Haslingfield has decreased from 15 offences in the previous period to 9 offences in this period. Offence levels have remained stable compared to the same period last year (8 offences).
- Two of the offences in this period have been detected.
- Due to low numbers no patterns or trends were noted. Read more
by Alice Showell of Haslingfield
Probably the earliest shop in Haslingfield was the one in Church St. opposite the Church, at the bottom of Chapel Hill. A shop here is shown in the 19th century censuses, owned by the Loveridge family. There was probably also a Post Office in the 19th century, but in Church St. and not at its present site.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service and Cambridgeshire Police have been receiving reports from concerned residents who have been called out of the blue by a security companies offering them an alarm system for their home. In some cases the sales person has refused to give company details, or have given a telephone number which is just an answerphone. Claims made by the salesmen suggest they are connected to the Police Service which is untrue. Read more
Following on from last weekend’s successful History weekend and for those people that missed it, we are now in the process of adding well over a hundred historical photos from the Haslingfield Archive to the website.
The photographs have been provided by the archivist John Beresford and scanned into electronic form by Alan Jenyon. (We do have higher resolution versions of some of the images, but we have tried to make a good compromise between image quality and speed of response in viewing the images).
Big “Thank You” to Marjorie, Janet and Liz for organising another successful, and enjoyable “Tea at the Ritz”. With their team of efficient and polite waitresses and those working hard behind the scenes, they managed to pull off another memorable afternoon while raising money for village organisations.
Presumably inspired by the “Night at the Museum” films, this free event in 9 participating Cambridge Museums on the 23rd February from 4.30pm to 7.30pm might be of interest to Haslingfield families. For details see Cambridge Museums at Twilight (PDF)
If you are aware of an event going on in Village and the surrounding area or which may be of interest to some villagers but can’t see it in the calendar, then you can now add it yourself. Maybe you are involved in the event, or you’ve seen it on a poster or in Church and Village and would like people to know about it. Here’s what you do. Read more
see the Gallery for more images
The Haslingfield Environmental Working Party is planning further projects around the parish including a survey of the flora and fauna in the local landscape. Are you a keen naturalist / birdwatcher who would be willing to help us?
We are also seeking recruits for occasional ‘hands on’ work in the Wellhouse Meadow, and for the Millenium Pond Project. To find out more, please phone Martin Heazell (870289) or Clive Blower (870741)