Next Village Society Talk

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.

Bake-house Opening

IMG_1555It’s the last chance for this year.  Come and see how the ancestors lived and browse the village archives of old documents and pictures.  The 19th century Bake-house on Well House Meadow will be open between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon on Saturday 7th September.  Bring a flask, join the gathering and brush up on your village history.

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 woodland trustdownloadThe Haslingfield Village Society’s season begins with a talk on the work of the Woodland Trust in Haslingfield Village Hall on Tuesday, 17 September at 8:00pm.  If you go down in the woods today……. you are sure to enjoy it, most likely thanks to the Woodland Trust.  Cambridgeshire is the least wooded county in England and the Trust is fighting to save the ancient woodland we have.  With more and more species under threat, its work is  of great importance.

This is a whole village society, everyone is very welcome.  A small charge for visitors, members free.

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Far Away Places.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013.  Haslingfield Village Centre. 8:00.

GangesMichael Coles will take us on a journey through India from the Himalayas, down the Ganges and on to the far south in Kerala.   His illustrated talk will cover natural wonders, picturesque people, fauna, flora, cities and countryside.   Read more

Bake House Opening

IMG_1555 Come and see the inside of Haslingfield’s historic bake house and browse a section of  the village’s extensive archive of old document and photographs.  Saturday morning, 4th of May, from 10.00 am to midday on Well House Meadow.

Yummy, Lovely Chocolate

chocolateArtistry in Cocoa

Haslingfield Village Society, Tuesday, 16 April in the  Village Centre at 8:00 pm

Cheryl Brightly, a finalist in the Academy of Chocolatiers International Competition, will talk about the history of chocolate, how it is grown, made, and processed. A demonstration with cocoa pods will be given, and a sample from an Aztec recipe made.  Some samples will be brought along! Read more

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tigerWhere the wild things are!  Rebecca Willers from Shepreth Wildlife Park will talk about the work there, her experiences with The Tiger Anti-poaching Project in Sumatra and the Hedgehog Hospital Project.  Tues., 19 February, 8:00pm at The Village Centre.  Members and  school age childrena free; small charge for non-members. All Welcome.

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The story of Matthew’s of Trinity Street 1832-1962
told by Judy Wilson

Haslingfield Village Hall, 8.00 pm, Tuesday 15th January, 2013

Many will remember Matthew & Son, the high-class grocery shop that was a feature of Trinity Street for 130 years until the early 1960s, trading in premises now occupied by Heffers Bookshop.   The talk will tell the story of this well regarded Cambridge grocer and wine merchant and of the family that ran it for three generations.

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Sigh! Winter can be gloomy enough without having to look out your window at a dull, uninteresting garden. Help is at hand!  “PLANTS FOR WINTER INTEREST” is the presentation by Peter Jackson  of Scotsdale Garden Centre, on Tuesday 27 November in the Village Centre at 8PM.

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