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
Petersfield schools holiday club (Puffins) is running a holiday scheme, for children above 3 on: Monday 25th July to Wednesday 28th July, Monday 1st August to Wednesday 3rd August and Monday 8th August to Wednesday 10th August.Puffins is run by highly qualified and experienced staff. Facilities are based within Petersfield School (Orwell) and include access to school playing field, fully equipped kitchen, numerous toys and equipment. Read more
For those of you that have not tried it there is a fun “geocaching” route called the Haslingfield Hunt. If don’t know what geocaching is follow this link for an explanation. It has been there since 2007, but we successfully completed it a couple of weeks ago. We heard about it from friends and thought it would be an idea to advertise it on the site so more local people know about it. You need a hand held GPS, a note pad and paper and to be able to walk about a mile or so on good paths. All the stages are quite close to each other so if your calculation takes you a hundred miles away you must have got the numbers wrong! It starts by the village sign and more details can be found here.
A Strawberry Fayre for the whole village will be held on
Friday 8th July beginning at 5.30pm in
Haslingfield Methodist Church grounds –
(just off the Village Green).
There will be a BBQ,
Strawberries & Cream,
Games, Stalls and a Raffle
Proceeds for Motor Neurone Disease & Standing Start (Sawston)
Revd Dr Mike Wilson will be retiring from his ministry at Haslingfield Methodist Church and as Superintendent Minister in the Cambridge Methodist Circuit at the end of July 2011. See Mike’s latest Minister’s Letter under the Faith section of the toolbar. Mike and Margaret will be moving from Haslingfield to live in Sawston.
There will be a:
Farewell and Thank You service at
Haslingfield Parish Church on
Sunday 10th July at 6.30pm.
This will be followed by refreshments at Haslingfield Methodist Church. If you like to sing – this is the service for you. Everyone welcome.
Below is a list of Head Teachers at the local school between 1875 and 1975.The list is interesting in a number of ways:
*There was a woman head for barely five years of the 100 covered;
*There was clearly a difficulty at the end of the First World War in filling the post. Between Messrs. Royston and Laxton there were ten heads.This must have been something to do with the lack of male recruits into the teaching profession during wartime; *Miss Ling, who is the subject of a dramatic reading at the Village society in February 2012, served under fourteen different heads in her school career, which stretched from 1917 to 1963. Read more
Last month, Haslingfield Little Theatre performed Two Coarse Plays: Southanger Park (a period romance) and Trapped (a thriller). Coarse acting is a send-up of bad amateur dramatics, when the cast “try their best” to put on a successful show – it’s just that everything keeps going wrong. Read more