Pub Quiz Easter Friday

Little Rose

Little Rose

Easter Friday, 30th March, sees the next Little Rose Pub Quiz, which takes place on the last Friday of every month. Teams of any number, up to a maximum of six, can take part. Cost of entry is only £10 per team with all the entry fees given out as cash prizes. First Question asked at 8pm. Just turn up on the night or book in advance. We can also make up teams from whoever turns up on the night. The quiz now takes place on the last Friday of every month. It’s great fun with a good number of all local teams taking part. There’s 6 rounds covering many topics including a topical quiz round as well as a picture round. The quiz finishes around 10pm with a break halfway through.

Village Society Social Evening

By all accounts  a good time was had by all, including the band.  Before the memories fade here is a reminder of a great evening.  Click the pic. to enlarge.

Tiffany with the Myke Clifford Trio

Next Village Society Talk

Tuesday 20th March 2018, 8.00pm, Haslingfield Village Hall

Wicken Fen, Past, Present and Future

Dr Peter Green will give an overview of the creation of the Fen and the various drainage schemes.  He will then detail how Wicken was one of the few small areas to escape drainage thanks, in part, to the efforts of scientists from Cambridge.  Once the National Trust was formed it bought part of Wicken Fen and was donated much more by these same Cambridge Scientists.  The talk will then detail how the National Trust has maintained the Fen and the reasons for, and progress, of the Wicken Fen Vision, a 100 year project to ensure the long term preservation of this extremely important ecosystem.

Wild West Villages Group Meeting

We are a group of people interested in the environment, wildlife, sustainability and getting families out in nature. We came together after the screening of ‘wetheuncivilised’ in February and are still in the process of talking about what things we’d like to do, but on the table are talks about the Transition movement and sustainable shopping, more film screenings, recycled art projects, a repair café and, on the 21st of April, a families walk to the wild spaces in Haslingfield.

Our next meeting will take place on 10 April at 7.30 in the Little Rose pub lounge bar. If you are interested in any of the things mentioned above, and live in Haslingfield, Harlton, Barrington or Harston, please come along.

Haslingfield Choir and Orchestra

The next concert will be on Saturday 24th March 2018 at 7.30pm in All Saints Church, Haslingfield.

Programme: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle

Including Anne Page on harmonium and Maurice and Thanea Hodges on piano

Tickets: £10, students £5, children free (from The Village Shop or at the door). 
Enquiries: Kate Dickens 872088

News from The Village Shop

Latest developments

  • Home-made curries are back:  Veg and Vegan most days.
  • The shop now offers Barkers Butcher’s meat;  also fresh fish every day.
  • Drink now includes BREWBOARD ALE from the local brewery in Harston.
  • Topat and Bhati have bought the post office and shop at Barrington.  

History of Haslingfield Village Hall (part V)

The new hall was built by local building firm Mills and Douglas and opened in 1993. The Haslingfield Little Theatre established themselves quickly as one of the main users of the hall and performed their plays using a temporary stage which was assembled and disassembled twice a year.

The Haslingfield Little Theatre managed to raise a significant amount of money including a significant County Council grant to allow them to extend the hall in 2001 and to have a permanent stage in the hall as we can see today. (This cost ~£63k)
Since then we have seen many impressive performances from the Haslingfield Little Theatre who seem to be going from strength to strength and the hall is used every week by over a dozen of regular user groups in addition to many other casual users.
Many improvements have been brought to the village hall which have included new chairs, updated toilets facilities including a new flooring and new automatic lights. New tiling and showers in the changing rooms.(TBC)

Jumble Sale

16th/17th Cambridge Scout Group
Saturday 10th March 2018 – 2.00pm – Haslingfield Village Hall

Please support us with CAKES, JUMBLE, WHITE ELEPHANT, TOYS or GAMES
Drop off items on the day at the Village Hall (10am-12pm)
or phone Nick on 871465 to arrange collection.

Please note: we cannot accept any electrical items

Next Film Club Meeting

Film based on a true story of women and the space race.  We shall meet on Friday 9th March at 7.30pm in Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms.  Admission is free.  Running time 121 min. Certificate: PG.  We break for tea, coffee and biscuits, half way through.  ‘Hard of hearing’ subtitles will be used.  Read more