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Haslingfield in 1944

Mike Wickham was evacuated to Haslingfield in 1944, and this is some of his recollections of that time…

Aged 10, I was evacuated to Haslingfield during the Summer of 1944 from our home in Hornchurch, Essex, because of the menace of V-1’s and V-2’s. With my Mother and Sister (6) we stayed at 1 Scotts Yard, Haslingfield, which was a 2-up and 2-down cottage with an outside closet (earth or bucket – I cannot remember which) and no mains electricity, gas or water. I remember taking a pail to the village pump daily to get it filled with water. The lady we stayed with was Aunt Annie (King), who was noted for her Apple Pie making – so I was assured by my Dad. Click on Read More to continue reading Mike’s recollections…

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Village Shop Order Facility

Village Shop & Post Office

Village Shop & Post Office

It is possible to order whatever fruit and vegetables from the Village Shop that you want as well as any bakery items. The shop has daily deliveries from Newnham Bakery so it’s possible to order any bakery item, including French Sticks and Tiger Bread. Fresh vegetables are also delivered daily, and again any type of fruit and veg can be ordered and delivered on request. A Dry Cleaning service is also available which delivers 3 days a week to the shop, with generally a 2 day turnaround. Click Read More for more information…

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Bank Holiday Monday Shop Opening Hours

Village Shop & Post Office

Village Shop & Post Office

The Village Shop will be open this Bank Holiday Monday 4th May from 8am until 11am and the post office will be closed. You can buy newspapers and magazines, a wide range of groceries and confectionery, fresh milk, hot drinks, cold drinks, wines and spirits, greeting cards and stationery, plus ‘bits and pieces’ such as batteries, drawing pins, etc. As well as fresh bread, fresh fruit and vegetables.

Tennis Club of the Year Winner

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Haslingfield – Tennis Club of the Year!

Haslingfield Lawn Tennis Club has been named as Club of the Year by Cambridgeshire Lawn Tennis Association.  This is a tremendous accolade for a small village club. For more details of the award and club, click on Read More…

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Little Rose Wins Community Pub of the Year

Landlords Neil and Sue with their Award

Landlords Neil and Sue with their Award

The Little Rose Pub has won the Rural Community Pub of the Year Award from the Cambridge and District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra).

It’s in recognition of what Camra thinks is the way that the pub is rapidly becoming a focus of the village community since Neil and Sue Poole took charge of it in July last year. Camra cited things like the Parents and Todlers group that meets once a week there, Bingo, the Quiz, and wide variety of sports teams as well as special events like Wakes, Live Music and Charity Fundraising Nights as reasons for why the Little Rose has won the award.

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Charity Race Night at the Pub

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

A Race night in aid of McMillan Cancer Charity is being held at the Little Rose Pub this Saturday 11th April. The first race is at 8pm and you can place bets of 50p on any horse. As it’s video racing, then there’s no need to worry about the horse’s form, jockey, trainer or anything else as it’s mostly pot luck.

All money raised will go to McMillan Cancer Charity.

Pub Easter Egg Hunt

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

Bring the whole family along for a traditional FREE Easter Egg Hunt at the Little Rose Pub on Easter Sunday from 2.30pm.

The Little Rose is the village’s family friendly pub that welcomes families with children of any age. The pub sells a wide range of Children’s meals for just £3-00 alongside a special selection of children’s drinks. As the village’s last pub is now a proper, true Freehouse, it serves a range of at least 3 real ales, plus the usual lagers, wines and spirits as well as Teas, Coffees and soft drinks. Read more

Village Shop Easter Opening Hours

Village Shop & Post Office

Village Shop & Post Office

The Village Shop will be open at the following times over Easter:-

Good Friday: 8am until 11am

Easter Saturday: 8am until 2pm (usual hours)

Easter Sunday: Closed

Easter Monday: 8am until 11am

The Post Office will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. It will be open as usual on Easter Saturday (9am until 12.30pm). Post Office Collection Time for Easter Saturday is the usual 11am time. Special Delivery, Signed For and International cut off times are the usual Saturday one of 10.45am.

CANCELLED: Pub Quiz this Friday 27th March

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

The pub quiz scheduled for this Friday 27th March has been cancelled due to illness.

The last Friday of every month usually means Quiz Night at the Little Rose Pub with Cash Prizes. Teams of any number up to a maximum of six can take part, entry is £10 per team including nibbles. First Question asked at 8pm. Just turn up on the night or book in advance. All of the entry fees are given out in prizes.

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Tennis Club Coaching for 2015

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Tennis Club

HASLINGFIELD LAWN TENNIS CLUB COACHING 2015,
with Coach Paul Bonnington

Easter Coaching Week – Monday 30th March to Friday 3rd April
Sessions are: 10 am – 12  noon (6-8 years) and 1 – 3 pm (9-12 years)
Costs: Members: £9 per person per day or £45 per person per week
Non-members: £10 per person per day or £50 per week
For full details of all the coaching available over the up coming season, just click on ‘Read More’…

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Bingo at the Pub this Wednesday

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

This Wednesday 11th March, Bingo returns to the Little Rose Pub with cash prizes. First number will be drawn at 8pm. Just turn up to take part. The last bingo session last month had prizes of £5 for a line and £15 for a full house for the first five games, then £10 for a line and £20 for a full house for the second five games. The final game, the Flyer, had a top prize of £80. All the entry fees are given out as prizes. Each book gives you 10 games, you can buy six books for £6 or £1 per book, with 6 Flyers for £3 or 3 Flyers for £1.50 plus an optional raffle ticket at £1 per strip. The Bingo takes place at the pub on the Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month. For more details on the Bingo and the pub, please click ‘Read More’…

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Pub Quiz Night this Friday

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

This Friday 27th February sees that next Quiz Night at the Little Rose Pub with Cash Prizes. Teams of any number up to a maximum of six can take part, entry is £10 per team including nibbles. First Question asked at 8pm. Just turn up on the night or book in advance. All of the entry fees are given out in prizes. The last quiz saw the winning team go home with £40 and cash prizes for other places.
Also, any village club, society or group are welcome to use the newly decorated Lounge bar for meetings or get togethers for free. Simply turn up when the pub is open and make yourself at home.
The pub sells a wide range of drinks including real ales, real cider, teas, coffees, lager, spirits and soft drinks alongside food and welcomes families with children of any age. Read more

Free Live Music on Valentines Night

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

There’s a Free Cocktail for the Ladies and free live music is being held this Saturday 14th February to celebrate Valentines Day at the Little Rose Pub. The Live music is from the duo The Weekenders who’ll be playing music that everyone likes. It all starts at 8pm.

Also, any village club, society or group are welcome to use the newly decorated Lounge bar for meetings or get togethers for free. Simply turn up when the pub is open and make yourself at home. It also welcomes families with children of any age. For more information on the pub and what it sells, Read more