Arthur Ransome, journalist and beloved English writer, and Hugh Lupton, one of Britain’s leading storytellers, are the ingredient of The Haslingfield Village Society’s Social Evening on 4th February 2017.
It is autumn 1919. Moscow is surrounded by counter-revolutionaries. Arthur Ransome is known to be a Bolshevik sympathiser. He’s fallen in love with Trotsky’s secretary. They both know they’ll be lynched or shot if Moscow falls. Somehow they must escape. Read more
“Haslingfield in the News, 1901 -1920”
is available from the Deli, The Village Shop and The Little Rose
for only £6
In 2017 what was wet, warm, conversational, cold, friendly and filling? Answer: the Annual Haslingfield New Year’s Day walk led by Mike and Sally Coles. The forecast on for the day was for heavy rain starting at 11:30; this coincided exactly with about 58 walkers plus dogs and pushchair setting forth. Not to be beaten by the weather almost all finished. A few of us (blush) took the shortcut back. At the end, people lined the length of The Village Hall to enjoy each others company and the soup and sandwiches made by the committee of the Haslingfield Village Society who organise this event. We thank our usual shepherds of the rear, Clive and Sara Blower. Due to the wonderful donations, £212 was raised for ACT, Addenbrooks Charitable Trust. Happy New Year indeed!
The Importance of Adventure: James van der Hoorn will speak on the Marathon des Sables, a self-sufficient ultra marathon through the Sahara desert, which is commonly referred to as the toughest footrace on earth, including training, preparation and the week of the race. James stresses the importance of the journey and not just the end goal. The talk includes how to prepare for an adventure, and some of the challenges and setbacks he has experienced. Everyone is always very welcome. Fee £2.50 for visitors. Free for members and under 16’s.
All talks begin at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall
When the floodlighting of All Saints’ Church was installed in 2003 a sponsorship scheme was set up to ensure that funds would always be available for maintenance and the cost of electricity. The scheme offers a rather nice way of marking special occasions and remembering loved ones, with a ‘certificate’ carrying appropriate wording posted on a notice board in the church porch. By the end of 2016 the scheme will have raised more than £4600 from over 300 donations, but the number of sponsors has reduced over the years and we now need to introduce the idea to more people.
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For an account of the floodlighting story Read more
As 2016 draws to a close and we approach our 4th Xmas of trading in Haslingfield, everyone is frantically busy, but we would love to take a moment to thank all you wonderful customers for your support over this past year. The shop continues to go from strength to strength, with new customers still discovering us. It’s been an excellent year for Country Kitchen, and Haslingfield feels like quite a bustling little shopping village with its three pretty and well-stocked shops. We’re happy and proud to be part of ‘the scene’. For Christmas opening hours Read more
A free event guided by the Haslingfield Village Society. This event is always popular; join friends and neighbours of all ages for a great start to 2017. Dogs on leads are welcome. Sunday, 1st January. 11:30 start. Meets and ends at Haslingfield Village Hall. Walk time: approximately 1½ hour. Stay on at the end for homemade soup and sandwiches, and chat with new and old friends. A further walk for the more energetic will continue after refreshments.
From Pop, Bharti, Shanika, Laura and Pam.