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Hare and Hounds – Pop Up Pub

It is that time of the month again! For all people who are interested in the Hare and Hounds Community Pub proposal , the steering committee is organising another “POP UP PUB” event. They would love you to join them on:

Saturday August 19th – Harlton Village Hall . Doors open at 6.00 pm until 11.00 pm

You will be able to purchase real ale and bottled beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Food at the pop-up pub this Saturday are delicious Posh Hot Dogs. Hear the latest progress on the bid to reopen the Hare and Hounds pub. Let’s all join in and make this a fabulous evening! More details 

Haslingfield Allotment and Gardeners Association

The Haslingfield Allotment and Gardeners Association (HAGA) is looking for anyone who would like to donate a petrol mower to keep their site on Harston Road tidy. Either free, nominal sum (up to £25) or donation to a charity. Any condition considered but must be serviceable and will be happy to collect. Contact Ron van der Hoorn (07988-287020 or ron@vdhoorn.co.uk)

Haslingfield Art and Craft Workshop

For ages 6 – 11 years. Come to an art and crafty day on Thursday 31st August at Haslingfield Village Hall.
   * Morning session       9:30am ~ 12:30pm 
   * Afternoon session    1:30pm ~ 4:30pm
Cost for each session £25 or all day from 9:30 to 16:30 for £60.

We will make and create a wide range of crafts and include some painting. Please look at the website for past activities: http://prue20.wixsite.com/artworkshop. Email for more information and booking: prue@vdhoorn.co.uk or tel: 01223 872362 before August 17th.

Hare and Hounds Pub

As reported a few weeks ago by the helpthehareandhounds committee, we have raised sufficient funds to buy the pub.  We expect exchange of contracts to take place either in July or August, completion in August or September and we hope to open the pub sometime in September or October.  We have interviewed a number of potential tenants and we now have preferred candidates. We cannot sign a tenancy agreement until the property transaction is complete. 

The Steering Group is very optimistic and positive on all fronts. Matters are taking a little longer than we had originally hoped, but we see this as a short pause in the long history and prosperous future of our Harlton village pub.

A14 Mobile Visitor Centre

The A14 mobile visitor centre coming to Harston on Wednesday 12 July, between 6 and 8pm. This is an opportunity to see what progress has been made. There will be staff on hand to answer your questions about traffic management, scheme progress and explain timescales etc. for the work. It will be in the car park at the recreation ground, the Limes, Harston CB22 7QT

 

History of Haslingfield Village Hall (Part I)

These are a series of articles which give more insight into the history of the Haslingfield Village Hall aka Pavilion and the recreating ground around it.

Before we start with the village hall we need to have a look at the recreation ground on which the hall was built. This ground was given as a legacy by Mr. Henry Badcock, who died on October 10th, 1921. He was a local Victorian figure, a reserved, kind man who farmed land at the bottom of Barrington Hill. He left some of his money in the hands of trustees with verbal instructions that the money was to be used for the specific purpose to buy a small piece of land which was to be used as a recreation ground for all the villagers to use.

The field that was purchased was running along river lane and was separated from another field by a long hedge running along its edge. This field was owned by the Chivers family, who gave it to the village on the condition that the two fields were made into one and used as a recreation ground in perpetuity. This is more or less the size and location of the current recreation ground.