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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.

Wild Haslingfield Walk and Community Poem

21 April, 2 pm – meet at the Rec (Village Hall car park)

Join fellow villagers of all ages as we walk to the Jubilee Woods and the River Cam (1/2 mile each way). We’ll collect our impressions of spring in the young wood, using words and pictures, and create a community poem to share and possibly “publish” amongst ourselves.

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Village Society Social Evening

By all accounts  a good time was had by all, including the band.  Before the memories fade here is a reminder of a great evening.  Click the pic. to enlarge.

Tiffany with the Myke Clifford Trio

Next Village Society Talk

Tuesday 20th March 2018, 8.00pm, Haslingfield Village Hall

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.

Wild West Villages Group Meeting

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.

Haslingfield Choir and Orchestra

The next concert will be on Saturday 24th March 2018 at 7.30pm in All Saints Church, Haslingfield.

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

News from The Village Shop

Latest developments

  • 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.  

Jumble Sale

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