Honour, Humour and Resilience

image002Commemoration of WWI in Cambridgeshire
An evening of songs, readings, and stories from the time.  This event is being presented jointly by the Haslingfield Little Theatre and The Village Society in Haslingfield Village Hall on Tuesday, 11 November at 7:30pm.  A collection will be held for The British Legion.

Everyone, as always, is very welcome.

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bee‘BOTHER WITH BEES’, an important matter and the subject of a talk by Dr Bill Block, a local beekeeper, whose is an Emeritus Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey. Insect pollination contributes hugely to British agriculture and honey bees play an important role in it. Beekeeping has changed dramatically over recent decades with pests and diseases increasing in importance together with changes in agriculture.  After an introduction to modern beekeeping, Bill will discuss how these challenges are being met.  Tuesday, 21st October 2014,  Haslingfield Village Hall, 8:00 PM.  Everyone is mst welcome. Members and school age free. Small charge for visitors.

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chapel hillThe History and Traditions of Chapel Hill, Haslingfield: The Pilgrimage to Our Lady of White Hill   Speaker: Jonathan Spain   His talk will look both at the historical evidence for the existence of the chapel or shrine and the role which local historians played in preserving that tradition over 350 years down to the present day, looking at the historical and religious motivations. It is a study in the way in which ‘local’ history and tradition is created and maintained.  Haslingfield Village Hall, Tuesday 16th September 2014, 8.00pm.  All are welcome.

Preserving the Industrial Heritage of Cambridge

pumping engineVisit to the Cambridge Museum of Technology

Organised by the Haslingfield Village Society
Wednesday 10th September 2014 at 10.00 am.

We will be taken on a guided tour around the museum, based in Cambridge’s old sewage pumping station on Cheddars Lane.  This site was one of the earliest examples of recycling – the city’s rubbish being burned here to produce steam to power the steam engines to pump the sewage.  The Museum exists to preserve industrial exhibit material relevant to the Cambridge area, and on the tour we will learn about the development of power from steam, through internal combustion, to electricity.      GO TO ‘READ MORE’ Read more


IMG_1555Haslingfield Village Society did not open the Bakehouse and show archives as advertised on July 5th because of the weather (it was raining). We do plan to be open, on Well House Meadow, between 10 am  and 12 noon on Saturday August 2nd.

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eaden lilleyA WONDERFUL PLACE TO SHOP!: Many will remember Eaden Lilley Department Store in Cambridge and other places.   Mr.Eaden Lilley, himself, is the Tues. May 20 speaker at the Haslingfield Village Society, Village Hall. 8 pm. “From the birth to death of a family department store, 1676 to 2009.  Your opportunity to learn about the history of W. Eaden Lilley & Co. Ltd from its inception to its demise.  Read more

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suffragetteSuffragettes:  “Votes for Women”

Speaker: Mary Dicken  The talk considers the women who led the Suffragettes, how the movement began, the methods it used to publicise the cause, some of which were controversial, the propaganda both for and against giving women the vote and the final outcome.  Date: Tuesday 15th April 2014.  Time: 8.00 pm in the Village Hall.   Everyone is very welcome.  Small charge for non-members.

Next Village Society Talk: Stripping Down Science – The Naked Scientist

The Naked Scientist is a broadcasting phenomenon, dreamed up in a Cambridge curry house, that now reaches millions of people around the globe with news and breakthroughs from the world of science, medicine and technology.

 On Tuesday, 18 March at 8.00 p.m. in Haslingfield Village Hall, Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientist, will be taking us on a whistle-stop tour of what they do, how they do it and why. Everybody welcome. Read more

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Breaking Rules: Causes of Young People’s Crime.  This talk will summarize findings about young people’s lives, and crimes, and crucially, demonstrate the nature of the coming together of individuals and their environments that is at the root of crime.  The speaker is Beth Hardie, research Manager of PADS+ ( Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study, based at Cam. Univ. )  and co-author of ‘Breaking the Rules’.   This study was hailed as ‘among the most significant works in criminology in decades’.   Beth Hardie lives in Haslingfield.   Tues., 18th February 2014 in the Haslingfield Village Hall at  8:00 PM.  ALL WELCOME. School age and Members free.  Small charge for visitors.

January Village Society Talk

cement worksBarrington Cement Works: very near, very important, very interesting.
Its geography, history, archaeology, and stories of 44 years of employment there are the subjects of the next Haslingfield Village Society talk.   John Drayton, who received an MBE for services to the Quarry Industry and Geology, will be presenting this comprehensive talk.  Something for everyone,  Tues., 21 January 2014,  Haslingfield Village Hall, 8PM.   All are welcome; members and school age FREE.   Small charge for visitors.

New Year’s Day Walk

2014! Time to step lively (or leisurely) into the New Year.  Join the traditional New Year’s Day walk lead by the Haslingfield Village Society. All ages, all sexes, all dogs on leads. Lots of fun with great conversation on the way.  And it’s free. Read more

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owl“Saving Nature in the 21st Century: a Local and Global Challenge”

RSPB logoby Aidan Lonergan, Haslingfield resident and the RSPB’s leader of Futurescapes, their landscape scale conservation work.  Haslingfield Village Society, Tues. 26th November, 8:00pm, in the Village Hall.   This is an important issue for our future.  Youngsters 16 and under and Village Society members Free.  Small charge for visitors.  Tea and biscuits in the interval.