Minutes of meeting held on Monday January 10th 2011 Read more
Walkers and horse-riders can make the most of the Cambridgeshire countryside thanks to a new ‘Route of the Month’ feature launched on the County Council’s website. Read more
The first of this year’s monthly jazz concerts will take place in Haslingfield Village Hall this Friday,
14 January. For more info. please click here: http://haslingfieldvillage.co.uk/wp/?page_id=2287
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
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
Here is a handy link: http://www.scambs.gov.uk/BinCollection/default.htm?location=47 So the Black Bins will be collected on Monday 3rd January. Happy New Year from the web team.
At the Little Rose
6.30 pm, Free Event
Live music with Johnny O’Sullivan
Minutes of meeting held on Monday December 13th 2010 Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by Wednesday 5 January 2011.
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:
see the Gallery for more images
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)
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!