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Music in Quiet Places

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Britain’s best klezmer and Balkan music band, will be playing in All Saints’ Church, Haslingfield, on Friday 8 November at 7.30 pm.
Tickets £13, £11 concessions, £6 children,  from Cambridge Corn Exchange Box Office, 01223 357851,  2 Wheeler St., Cambridge CB2 3QB; online: ,  or from the Village Shop in Haslingfield. Read more


 Well-house Meadow wildflower project.

Wellhouse-Meadow-annualsThe area that has been prepared for the wildflower project is looking in very good shape (nearly everything dead, soil warm and damp) ready for seeding on Monday of next week. Rather than rotovate the soil the District Ecology Officer has advised that it would be better if it was lightly raked.  This is therefore a request for as many people as possible to come and lend a hand either on Sunday afternoon – 29th September – at 3pm, or on Monday 30th at 1.30pm.  If you are able to come just bring yourself and a rake, even better bring a friend and two rakes.   With lots of us the job will be done in no time.   The picture shows the annual wildflowers sown on the bonfire site which made a wonderful display this summer (click on it).
Many thanks
Rebecca Ridley 870109


P1030692MetroInns Ltd took over the tenancy of The Little Rose last week  on an initial one year deal with Greene King.   Scarlett & Paul, who were temporarily ‘on loan’  from one of the company’s other pubs, have now left and been replaced by the  permanent team, Alison & Steven James. Read more


Bake House Firing

IMG_1555As part of ALL SAINTS Fete we are firing up the Bakehouse starting at 11.00am on 14th September to make some real bread.  If you’d like to join us and try your hand at baking then bring your dough, cake or scone mix (with cream and jam of course) to the Bakehouse in Wellhouse Meadow at about 12.30.

There’s nothing better than really fresh baked fare!      Hope to see you there!

Any questions call Roger on 870100

Haslingfield Church Fete

fete2009 019When?        Saturday 14 September, 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm.
Where?      Old Vicarage garden – next to the churchyard.
Why?          To enjoy a great afternoon!

Teas, stalls, games,  books, bric-a-brac, brass band, entertainer – all the fun of a traditional village fete.   Read more

Village Post Office Closure?

P1030564It’s good to report that recent concerns about potential closure of the local post office have gone away for the time being.     A Village Resident wrote about the problem to MP Andrew Lansley and this is the gist of his reply. “I am writing to advise that further to my letter dated 7th June, I have now received a response from the Post Office Ltd to the enquiry I made on your behalf regarding any changes to Haslingfield Post Office.  The Post Office have advised that they are not currently aware of any plans to change the way that Haslingfield Post Office is operated. They have offered their assurances that the local community would be notified if there were any plans to change this.  Post Office Ltd have also informed me that changes through the national three year investment programme are being implemented on a voluntary basis and consequently, no subpostmaster would be forced to convert to a new operating model unless they wished to do so”.   Many thanks to ‘Village Resident’


movie cameraThe next  Film Club season will begin on Friday 6th September 2013 at 7.30pm in Haslingfield Methodist Church. Admission is free.
For copyright reasons we cannot advertise the name of the film but we can tell friends. If you or friends have would like to be included in the circulation emails, please let me know. 

Bake-house Opening

IMG_1555It’s the last chance for this year.  Come and see how the ancestors lived and browse the village archives of old documents and pictures.  The 19th century Bake-house on Well House Meadow will be open between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon on Saturday 7th September.  Bring a flask, join the gathering and brush up on your village history.

New Minister at Methodist Church

Revd Alison WalkerOn the 1st September 2013 we shall welcome Revd Alison Walker as our new Minister at Haslingfield Methodist Church.  Our Student Minister, Revd Catherine Dixon is moving to be responsible for three churches in and around Kings Lynn.
Alison and her husband, Robin, will be living in Haslingfield.  Alison has been a Mission Partner in a Methodist Church in Florence, Italy, for the past 4 years;  a letter of introduction from her can be found on . Read more

Next Village Society Talk

 woodland trustdownloadThe Haslingfield Village Society’s season begins with a talk on the work of the Woodland Trust in Haslingfield Village Hall on Tuesday, 17 September at 8:00pm.  If you go down in the woods today……. you are sure to enjoy it, most likely thanks to the Woodland Trust.  Cambridgeshire is the least wooded county in England and the Trust is fighting to save the ancient woodland we have.  With more and more species under threat, its work is  of great importance.

This is a whole village society, everyone is very welcome.  A small charge for visitors, members free.

Sponsored Walk from Cambridge


 All Saints’ Haslingfield has a fine memorial window to its missionary Bishop, Charles Mackenzie, who prior to his going out to Africa to help combat the slave trade and to help establish the church in what is now Malawi, walked out from Cambridge to Haslingfield on Sundays to help with services in the church.    The full story of his life can be found in the display inside the church, but there is now a link between Haslingfield and Magomero, the place where he established a base in 1861.   The Church in Haslingfield together with other parishes in the Mare Way Group has helped with renovation of the school buildings, and most recently with materials for the construction of a church building, which is nearly complete. Read more