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darwinTuesday 15th November 2016, 8.00pm in Haslingfield Village Hall

“John Henslow and the Education of Charles Darwin”
by  Professor John Parker  
Director of the Cambridge U. Botanic Garden for 14 years and a Professor in the Plant Sciences Department.

While at Cambridge Darwin fell under the influence of John Henslow, Professor of Botany, and attended all his lectures, practical classes, excursions and soirees.  Henslow recommended Darwin for the Beagle voyage.  The talk explores the research and teaching programme of John Henslow to establish what Darwin gained from him  and which equipped him for his later achievements.

 

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The wall along our High Street and Broadimage001 Lane has its own story to tell. On Tuesday, 18 October at 8:00 PM in Haslingfield Village Hall, Michael Coles, resident archaeologist and historian, relates its tale in Bricks to Build With .  Who made those early bricks?  Where did they come from?  When were they made for this and other buildings in South Cambridgeshire? Bricks are not just bricks you’ll be surprised to learn!
Everyone is always welcome to our meetings.  Enjoy a chat at refreshment time.  Members and school aged children free, small charge for non-members.

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What could people like these possibly have in common?  Come to The Haslingfield Village Society’s talk by Ann Wise who will tell the stories of the characters with connections to Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum.  Ann is the museum manager.   Tuesday, 20th September 2016, 8:00PM at Haslingfield Village Hall.  (N.B: This is not as listed in the printed program of events.) Read more

Bake House Opening

10.00 – 12.00 on Saturday 9th July on the Well House Meadow

Come and see something of how Haslingfolk lived a hundred years agoIMG_1555 and browse the Village Archive of old photos and documents.

 

Village Society – Bakehouse Opening

IMG_1555Saturday 14 May

The historic bake house on Well House Meadow will be open for viewing between 10.00 am and 12 noon, including an opportunity to browse a selection of photographs and documents from the Stringer Archive.
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image001Concorde – a 20th century icon

Captain John Hutchinson, who joined the Concorde fleet in 1977, will talk about the aircraft and what it was like to fly her.

Tuesday 19th April 2016 at 8.00pm in Haslingfield Village Hall.  Everyone welcome.

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David Parr HouseThis Cambridge home has a story to tell.  Tamsin Wimhurst, curator and local historian, will relate The Story of The David Parr House at The Haslingfield Village Society,  Tuesday 15th March 2016, 8.00pm in Haslingfield Village Hall.
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A Great Evening

pocket orchestraOn February 6th, the Haslingfield Village Society hosted another successful social evening with a meal and the superb FB Pocket Orchestra.  A big thank you is due to all who made this possible, including the audience of supporters.

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wheat pic‘The Story of Wheat’ by Jim Orson
Haslingfield Village Hall, Tuesday 16th Feb. at 8.00pm

Wheat is the dominant arable crop , both locally and nationally; our soils and climate are suited to its production.  It is an important part of our diet, with around 80% of the flour used for our bread coming from UK-grown wheat.  Globally it constitutes 20% of dietary energy. The origins of wheat will be described along with the development of current and possible future growing practices.
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The Great Annual Haslingfield New Year’s Day Walk

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Put yourselves in the picture
A wonderful way to start a new year with neighbours, family and friends. A free event for all ages of people and dogs (must be on leads). The guided walk lasts about an hour and a half. Afterwards, you are invited to return to the hall for homemade soup and sandwiches for a small charge to cover costs.  Meet at Haslingfield Village Hall: 11:00 AM.  January 1st 2016.

A further guided walk will take place after noon for the more energetic.

“Haslingfield in the News”

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News items featuring the village in ‘The Cambridge Independent Press’, 1901-1920

Book compiled by John Beresford

£6 from Village Shop, Country Kitchen, Little Rose
and John, 01223 514849

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Kings CrossKing’s Cross – An insight into an extraordinary piece of London

Tuesday, 17th November 2015, 8.00pm, Haslingfield Village Hall

David Tod, Events Manager for the estate, is at the heart of the strategy for this vibrant area and is part of the team working to transform it as a place to live, work, study, eat and drink.  His talk will look at the rich history of the site dating back to Roman times, right up to the present day. He will share the master plans and vision for the 67 acre development and how it is going about attracting the likes of Google and Louis Vuitton to relocate their UK headquarters there. Read more