Scarecrows ‘on tour’

A number of scarecrows were apparently moved from the village to a roundabout on the A603 / M11 junction, and one was found in Hardwick. They have since been returned to the village – no doubt to the great relief of their owners who will have put a lot of work into them.

Are all the scarecrows now accounted for?
Who moved them and why?
Were they trying to hitch a lift up the A14?

Scarecrow Festival

Last weekend’s Scarecrow Festival was a great success!  Click here to find out more: http://www.haslingfieldscarecrowfestival.org/.

If you have any comments you’d like to make about the Festival,  please click on Scarecrow Festival heading (above) and add your comment at the end of the article by clicking on “leave a comment”  (your e-mail address will not appear on the website)

And, if you didn’t get the chance to see the scarecrows, or would like to see them again,  here are some photos:

Power Cuts in the Village – Update

The road into Haslingfield from Harston is closed by the police for safety reasons. The electricity cables crossing the road by the Pavillion have been seen to be arcing. Looks like the electricity supply problems are not yet over….

More scandalous school events, 1875-1900

Adults were not the only ones to misbehave in Haslingfield School during this period. Unsurprisingly, children were also prominent in this field. In February 1879 Jane Lawrence was pickpocketed of a handkerchief containing six pennies. The Head ordered an “individual search” of every pupil in the school, and a Mary Chandler was seen to deposit something white and jangly in the cloakroom before entering the search room to be frisked by the Sewing Mistress and Pupil Teacher. The Head decided not to cane her, as he was considering criminal prosecution.

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Tennis Club

Haslingfield Lawn Tennis Club has two courts in the recreation ground next to the playground and village hall.

Non-members can use the courts by booking them and paying a small fee at the village shop.

For further details and a membership form see the 2010 newsletter (pdf)

HPC Audit complete

HASLINGFIELD  PARISH  COUNCIL

The annual audit of the Parish Accounts and Records is now complete, and has been closed by the auditors Moore Stephens of Peterborough. This notice will be displayed for fourteen days from today, any enquiries to the Parish Clerk.

Janet Hendy, Parish Clerk, 01223 870270

12th August 2010

Did the Romans live in Haslingfield Village?

There is archaeology everywhere, even here in the village. The Roman way of life came to this region in the later 1st century AD and collapsed by the early part of the 5th century. There is evidence, mainly pottery, that they built a farm near River farm and perhaps a villa up Cantelupe road, but not in the present village. Therefore some years ago we were surprised to find Roman pottery in a water pipe trench dug for a new house in the High street. Read more

Scandalous school events, 1875-1900

In the latest of this occasional series on life in Haslingfield School between 1875 and 1900, I thought I would regale you with some of the scandalous events which merited more than the customary single line in the log book.

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