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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.

June Concerts in All Saints’ Church, Haslingfield

On Saturday 9 June at 7.30 pm
LUKE FITZGERALD, organ scholar from Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge will give an organ concert.   Luke was formerly an Organ Scholar at Harlton Church and we look forward to welcoming him to Haslingfield.  Tickets on the door £10.

On Saturday 30 June at 7.30 pm
the NEW CAMBRIDGE SINGERS present a concert entitled ‘O How Glorious’ – a celebration of England’s remarkable tradition of choral music including the world premiere of Hilary Burgoyne’s Fantasia on an Anthem by Tallis, featuring an audience chorus.   Those interested should contact audiencechoruscambridge@newcambridgesingers.org.uk.   Tickets £10 available nearer the time.

Enquiries for both concerts 01223 872190.

Film Club

REMINDER:  At tonight’s Film Club  (Friday 11th May 2018)  at 7.30pm we shall meet in Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms.  Admission is free.  Running time 112 min. Certificate: 12+.  We break for tea, coffee and biscuits half way through.  ‘Hard of hearing’ subtitles will be used. 

To avoid having a fixed charge for the evening we have opted (for copyright reasons) not to advertise details of the films on notice boards, the web site or in the Church and Village Magazine.   As an alternative we ask for a voluntary donation of from £3 each to cover cost of refreshments and use of the premises.   Please invite friends and let me know if there are others who would like to be included on the email list. 

Best wishes

Phil

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Country Kitchen Turns 5!

Well, it seems like yesterday that we opened Country Kitchen, but it was in fact a whole 5 years ago. How time flies when you’re having fun! On Easter Monday we made a few changes to the shop, and are now pleased to have 2 deli counters. This allows us to have a dedicated deli counter for all the lovely home-made food we produce ourselves in the kitchen, and one for cheeses, olives, cured meats and other delicacies from our wonderful suppliers. The new arrangement will allow our continued expansion and growth, and provides a little more space for everyone.  Please do pop in and see the changes.  Last week we enjoyed birthday cake and bubbly that went down well with customers and staff alike!  We thank all our fabulous customers for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in the ’new look’ shop soon. 

RINGING REMEMBERS

Residents of Haslingfield will be familiar with the Church bells ringing out before services, at weddings, on days of national celebration and on Thursday evenings, when we practice.

On Monday, April 9th at 3pm, a team will ring a full peal to commemorate those from Haslingfield who died in the First World War.  April 9th is the anniversary of the death of Private Edward Newling who was born in the village and who was killed in action when serving in the Suffolk Regiment.  Private Newling has descendants who live in the village today. Read more

Film Club

The next Film Club meeting will be held on Friday 13th April 2018 at 7.30pm.  We shall meet in Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms.  Admission is free.  Running time 113 min. Certificate: 12+.  We break for tea, coffee and biscuits, half way through.  ‘Hard of hearing’ subtitles will be used. Read more

Next Village Society Talk

Top-secret radar trial, signal intelligence, home of a Canadian squadron in the R.A.F’s elite Pathfinder Force.

Pilot and Author, Chris Sullivan, will speak on the story of R.A.F. Gransden Lodge. After being put to valuable use by the R.A.F.’s Bomber and Transport Commands, it was subsequently the venue for the first post-war motor races to take place in the U.K.  After a long period during which it was under consideration as a base for Cold War American forces it was returned to agriculture, until the Cambridge Gliding Centre set up operations there in the early 1990s.  Haslingfield Village Society, Tuesday, 17th April, 8:00PM, Haslingfield Village Hall.