Saturday 1oth September in the Old Vicarage garden. Stalls, games, teas, crockery smashing, children’s roundabout, sit-on railway, magician and brass band – all the fun of a traditional fete, and an exhibition of quilting in the church nearby. Contact Christine Tod 01223 870247.
Neighbourhood Watch Update: 5th September 2011
- Between the hours of 8.10am and 1.26pm, a burglary occurred at a property in Main Street, Hatley St. George. Unknown offender(s) forced entry, conducted an untidy search throughout and left removing keys to a vehicle and the property. Read more
Haslingfield School has been involved in the training of teacher students since at least 1931, but there was a period after the Second World War when these students came from a teacher training establishment based in Wimpole Hall. Read more
Haslingfield Colts Under 12’s football team is the village’s own junior football team run by parents for children in the village and surrounding area. We play in the FA’s Cambridgeshire 9v9 Youth League, which is sponsored by BM Kemton Ltd and cup competitions against local teams. The FA Website shows the fixtures that we have coming up but these are also in the calendar for this web site.
The County Council has recently sent through a 1:10000 map of the parish, showing all the registered footpaths in the Parish. So if you are thinking of going for a walk, its well worth downloading the map to see what’s available. More information about the map and how to get it are available under the Haslingfield menu.
Given the current stress on sporting activity as an antidote to childhood obesity, it’s perhaps surprising that there is hardly any mention of organised games at Haslingfield School before 1920. The Head in 1923, Mr. Herbert Saunders, decided such activities were important, but for moral rather than physical reasons:
“Through games I hope to effect an honourable attitude in & out of class”. Read more
Patrols across the county were increased last night in response to disorders in London and other cities. The county remained relatively quiet with one isolated incident of disorder in Cambridge which resulted in five arrests. Read more
If you want to take a look at fascinating stuff from the Stringer Archive of Haslingfield history, and see at first hand how the ancestors baked their bread, heated the wash tub and visited the privy, then toddle along to the bake house on Well House Meadow from 10 am on Saturday 6th August .
Next Steak Night: Friday 5th August. Phone to order.
In 2001 Cam Sight opened a support/friendship group for visually impaired people held in the Methodist church. With the help of local volunteers the group has grown and become a regular, friendly meeting place on the first Tuesday of each month between 2 and 4pm. This group supports over 30 people from 11 surrounding villages and would welcome anyone with any sight problems, along with their family, friends and carers, too. Read more
In rural areas the average home costs 14 times local incomes in the South East and 11 times local incomes in the East of England. The National Housing Federation is holding its Rural Housing Week (11-17 July 2011) to raise awareness of the value of affordable housing in keeping local communities and villages alive. Read more
Would you like to be involved in our November pantomime – Beauty & the Beast?
If so, why not come along to Haslingfield Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 25 July when we will be reading through the script, and/or Thursday 28 July, when we will be holding the auditions – same time and place. Read more