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Literary Cambridge

Tuesday 16 October, Haslingfield Village Hall, 8:00 PM

Peter Hains will take us on a virtual tour of Cambridge, pointing out key  points of interest from a literary point of view.  Cambridge has a rich heritage in terms of authors, playwrights and poets and we will hear about many of them, including some readings from their works.  Peter  is a Haslingfield resident, a qualified Cambridge tour-guide, a retired English teacher and Headteacher, and an excellent speaker.

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FILM CLUB

The Next Film Club meeting will be held on Friday 12th October 2018 at 7.30pm.  We shall meet in Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms.  Admission is free.  Running time 119 min. Certificate: 15.  We break for tea, coffee and biscuits half way through.  ‘Hard of hearing’ subtitles will be used.  subtitles will be used.  Read more

Village Society Talk

 The new season of Haslingfield Village Society talks begins with one of the Society’s favourite speakers, Michael Coles, who will speak about “Further Travels in India – Weaving about in Gujarat.” Few overseas visitors make their way to the state of Gujarat. This is the State of Mahatma Gandhi, where he encouraged craft skills and started his non-violence journey to independence. Gujarat is in parts densely populated but elsewhere a desert, and the home for many people making exquisite textiles. This talk will take us from the big cities, through the villages, to the Arabian Sea. Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 8:00 PM, Haslingfield Village Hall.
Everyone is very welcome to any of our events and meetings. Members and youngsters are free. A small charge is made for visitors.

Gin & Beer Festival

Adding to the festivities of the Scarecrow Festival The Little Rose has organised a Gin & Beer Festival running from Friday 14th Sept. to Sunday 16th Sept., with Live Music on Friday and Saturday and food served from 12 to 9 pm.  20 gins, 10 beers, 4 ciders.  Better not sample them all!

Film Club New Season

The first Film Club meeting of the new season will be held on Friday 14th September 2018 at 7.30pm.  We shall meet in Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms.  Admission is free.  Film running time 107 min, Certificate: 12+.  We break for tea, coffee and biscuits half way through.  ‘Hard of hearing’ subtitles will be used.  Read more

The 9th Haslingfield Scarecrow Festival

To entertain the whole community, including visitors, and raise money for good causes.

First launched in 2002 the now famous biennial Haslingfield Scarecrow festival will be held this year from  14th to 16th September.   Suggested themes are characters from Roald Dahl or Agatha Christie – or  choose your own ideas.  On previous form up to 200 ‘scarecrows’ will be created (don’t be left out), added to which there will be a host of events and activities, including those at the All Saints’ Church Fete.  To see the weekend programme Read more

The Mower Man – Passing of an Era

Many of John Baker’s “loyal and entertaining customers” took up his invitation to a pie and a pint at River Lane on Saturday 11 August to celebrate his over 50 year’s service to the village, and well beyond.  Some were even observed to have more than one pint, while staying for the pasties (specially imported fresh from the West Country!) was well worth it. 

Those not keen on mending their own garden machinery need have no fear – John will be reincarnated at new premises at Foxcotte Farm, Comberton Road, Barton, CB237BA, from early September, where the same mix of engineering skills and philosophical discussion will continue to be available.

Bake House Opening

The old bake house on Well House Meadow will be open on Saturday, 16 June , between 10.00 and 12.00 am.  Selections of photographs and documents from the village archive will be on display, and members of the Village Society will be on hand to explain the history of the bake house and the various old artifacts that are stored there.