Eclipse


Doug Thompson took some pictures of the eclipse today taken from the clunch pit. Two were taken with astrosolar film which protects your eyes from uv/ray’s and allows you to see sunspots . One taken with no filter and fixed to a tripod and greatly underexposed.

THE LIBERTY TREE

Village Society Presents:

The Liberty Tree, in which Hugh Lupton and Nick Hennessey sing and tell their way deep into the secret, dappled, winding ways of Sherwood…. and at the same time tell true stories of the ancient tradition of English Dissent.

Haslingfield Village Hall
Saturday 29 January 2011 at 7.30 pm
Tickets include a drink and nibbles
£8.00 adults/£4 age 12 to 16 years

Tickets now on sale at Village Shop
or 0n 871002 and 871518

Haslingfield School and the World Wars

The First World War barely merited a mention in the Haslingfield School Log Book. The first mention is in June 1918 when the Head Teacher, George Royston, announced “I have given up the charge of this school today, as I am joining the Colours on Thursday next.” George returned to school duty in February of the following year. Read more

Trumpington Meadows Primary School

The process of public consultation prior to submitting the plans for planning permission for the Trumpington Meadows primary school is now beginning. As the school will be in the Haslingfield Parish and will include community facilities for the village, it is therefore of interest even to residents without school-aged children.

The plans are not now going to be displayed in Waitroses’ foyer as it is felt that it is too close to Christmas and would be too crowded!   However, they can now be viewed online at  http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/education/schools/planning/ 

Please send your thoughts and comments on these and other elements of the design proposals to robert.lewis@cambridgeshire.gov.uk, by Wednesday 5 January 2011.

Christmas Past in Haslingfield

The build-up to Christmas in the village clearly wasn’t as great in Victorian times as it is today. Children at the local school only had Christmas Day off in 1875 and 1876, a week’s holiday only being introduced in 1877. Given that pupils had days off for Church outings, Chapel outings, Band of Hope outings, good attendance and inspections, perhaps the staff saw Christmas as just another incursion into the teaching year. There is no mention of a Christmas treat for pupils until 1923, when the staff went overboard. The Log Book reports:

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Volunteers Needed For Environment Projects Around Haslingfield

The Haslingfield Environmental Working Party is planning further projects around the parish including a survey of the flora and fauna in the local landscape. Are you a keen naturalist / birdwatcher who would be willing to help us?

We are also seeking recruits for occasional ‘hands on’ work in the Wellhouse Meadow, and for the Millenium Pond Project. To find out more, please phone Martin Heazell (870289) or Clive Blower (870741)

Village Carol Singing

In aid of the Children’s Society and Action for Children

Tuesday 21 December
Starting at Wisbey’s Yard at 6pm, going round the village and finishing with singing at the Little Rose around 8.pm

Don’t forget to bring torches or lanterns, woollies and throat pastilles!

Carol Concert

FRIENDS OF HASLINGFIELD CHURCH PRESENT:

A Family Carol Concert
with Eversden Brass Band

at
All Saints Church, Haslingfield

Christmas Fairy Lights, Christmas Music,
Carols, Mince Pies, Soft drinks and Hot Punch
4.30 pm to 5.30 pm  on Saturday 18th December

Entry £2.00, schoolchildren free

Info: 01223 871002
friends@bgott.orangehome.co.uk

On this week at the Village Hall – There’s Snow Business.

There are still tickets available for Haslingfield Little Theatre’s new show: There’s Snow Business…. which includes a very funny script; singing and dancing to both well-known and new songs; plus magic by our own Merlin and Santa Claus.

Come and enjoy the performance by your local village drama group, who have been putting on plays to entertain us for 21 years!

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PTFA Christmas Fayre

We have lots of fun activities for you this year including; face painting, tombola, snowball scavenge, mulled wine, mince pies, cakes, hot food and refreshments available, raffle and carol singing.  So please come along and enjoy a mince pie and some lovely carol singing to get you in the mood for the coming Christmas festivities….

Venue:              Haslingfield Primary School
When:              Sunday 12th December, 2010.
Time:               2 – 5 pm
Admission:       Free

All money raised will go towards PTFA fundraising.