Wicken Fen, Past, Present and Future
Dr Peter Green will give an overview of the creation of the Fen and the various drainage schemes. He will then detail how Wicken was one of the few small areas to escape drainage thanks, in part, to the efforts of scientists from Cambridge. Once the National Trust was formed it bought part of Wicken Fen and was donated much more by these same Cambridge Scientists. The talk will then detail how the National Trust has maintained the Fen and the reasons for, and progress, of the Wicken Fen Vision, a 100 year project to ensure the long term preservation of this extremely important ecosystem.
We are a group of people interested in the environment, wildlife, sustainability and getting families out in nature. We came together after the screening of ‘wetheuncivilised’ in February and are still in the process of talking about what things we’d like to do, but on the table are talks about the Transition movement and sustainable shopping, more film screenings, recycled art projects, a repair café and, on the 21st of April, a families walk to the wild spaces in Haslingfield.
Our next meeting will take place on 10 April at 7.30 in the Little Rose pub lounge bar. If you are interested in any of the things mentioned above, and live in Haslingfield, Harlton, Barrington or Harston, please come along.
Programme: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle
Including Anne Page on harmonium and Maurice and Thanea Hodges on piano
Tickets: £10, students £5, children free (from The Village Shop or at the door).
Enquiries: Kate Dickens 872088
- Home-made curries are back: Veg and Vegan most days.
- The shop now offers Barkers Butcher’s meat; also fresh fish every day.
- Drink now includes BREWBOARD ALE from the local brewery in Harston.
- Topat and Bhati have bought the post office and shop at Barrington.
16th/17th Cambridge Scout Group
Saturday 10th March 2018 – 2.00pm – Haslingfield Village Hall
Please support us with CAKES, JUMBLE, WHITE ELEPHANT, TOYS or GAMES
Drop off items on the day at the Village Hall (10am-12pm)
or phone Nick on 871465 to arrange collection.
Please note: we cannot accept any electrical items
Film based on a true story of women and the space race. We shall meet on Friday 9th March at 7.30pm in Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms. Admission is free. Running time 121 min. Certificate: PG. We break for tea, coffee and biscuits, half way through. ‘Hard of hearing’ subtitles will be used. Read more
Saturday 10 March
12.00 noon ’til 3.00 pm
5 Scotts Yard
Contact Ron Barnes 01223 956613 Read more
Friday 2nd March 2018, Ecumenical Service at Haslingfield Methodist Church.
Meet at 6.oo pm for Suriname-themed refreshments. Service begins at 6.30 pm.
You may wish to drop in to All Saints Church during the afternoon of Sunday 25 March (1.30-4.30 pm) to hear pianists or organists playing either the grand piano or the church piano or the organ. The grand piano is available following the Haslingfield Choir Concert on Saturday 24th, and refreshments will be available for anyone coming to listen. Anyone interested in playing should contact José Hopkins (01223 872190) to arrange a slot.
Presented by Jill Pearce
Ships that bring hope to the despairing, healing to the damaged, and health to the ill are to be rejoiced in. We offer hope, health and healing to the world’s poor. Currently our hospital ship – “Africa Mercy” – is docked at Cameroon. Her mission there for 10 months is to carry out operations that could not otherwise be afforded by the people; on board they pay nothing. The teams of nurses, doctors, surgeons and other crew members from all over the world donate their time on the world’s largest non-governmental floating hospital, for free.
Haslingfield Village Hall, Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 8.00pm. Everyone is very welcome. Members and youngsters are free, Visitors £2. Enjoy a ‘cuppa’ and a chat in the interval.
Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:00 PM 10:00 PM, Haslingfield Methodist Church
As part of the city-wide Films for Our Future Festival, Pivotal, an arts organisation for sustainability, is screening this beautiful documentary about a young couple on a quest throughout Britain for a more satisfying and sustainable way of living. Discouraged by their urban lifestyles, Lily and Pete set out to discover other ways of living in the modern world. Their journey didn’t provide them with easy answers, but it did inspire them and introduce them to some of the new ways of thinking that may just change the way we all live and help to protect the planet. Read more