Film Club

The next Film Club meeting will be held on Friday 13th April 2018 at 7.30pm.  We shall meet in Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms.  Admission is free.  Running time 113 min. Certificate: 12+.  We break for tea, coffee and biscuits, half way through.  ‘Hard of hearing’ subtitles will be used. Read more

Next Village Society Talk

Top-secret radar trial, signal intelligence, home of a Canadian squadron in the R.A.F’s elite Pathfinder Force.

Pilot and Author, Chris Sullivan, will speak on the story of R.A.F. Gransden Lodge. After being put to valuable use by the R.A.F.’s Bomber and Transport Commands, it was subsequently the venue for the first post-war motor races to take place in the U.K.  After a long period during which it was under consideration as a base for Cold War American forces it was returned to agriculture, until the Cambridge Gliding Centre set up operations there in the early 1990s.  Haslingfield Village Society, Tuesday, 17th April, 8:00PM, Haslingfield Village Hall.

History of Haslingfield Village Hall (part VI)

And we do not plan to stop here. We have recently purchased new smart tables for the hall. We plan to fit new upvc security windows to replace the old wooden ones which are in need of replacement. We would like to smarten up the place with new curtains to give a more modern look. These curtains are still from the pre-1991 hall.
   We have replaced the front door with a pair of new ones and maintain the borders around the front door. And with funding we would like to modernise the hall and provide more storage for users. We also plan to extend the kitchen area to welcome a new generation of users.

We believe the village hall has been shown to be a real asset to the local community and would like to thank all the people who have helped to raised funds and contribute to make the hall what it is today.

Wild Haslingfield Walk and Community Poem

21 April, 2 pm – meet at the Rec (Village Hall car park)

Join fellow villagers of all ages as we walk to the Jubilee Woods and the River Cam (1/2 mile each way). We’ll collect our impressions of spring in the young wood, using words and pictures, and create a community poem to share and possibly “publish” amongst ourselves.

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Easter Weekend at the Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Lounge Bar

Little Rose Lounge Bar

There’s a free Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday at the Little Rose Pub, just turn up in time for the 2pm start to take part. On Easter Saturday evening, from 8pm, there’s a free disco. The monthly pub quiz takes place on Good Friday, entry is £10 per team, with a maximum of 6 members per team. Don’t forget the Easter Egg Draw.

Pub Quiz Easter Friday

Little Rose

Little Rose

Easter Friday, 30th March, sees the next Little Rose Pub Quiz, which takes place on the last Friday of every month. Teams of any number, up to a maximum of six, can take part. Cost of entry is only £10 per team with all the entry fees given out as cash prizes. First Question asked at 8pm. Just turn up on the night or book in advance. We can also make up teams from whoever turns up on the night. The quiz now takes place on the last Friday of every month. It’s great fun with a good number of all local teams taking part. There’s 6 rounds covering many topics including a topical quiz round as well as a picture round. The quiz finishes around 10pm with a break halfway through.

Village Society Social Evening

By all accounts  a good time was had by all, including the band.  Before the memories fade here is a reminder of a great evening.  Click the pic. to enlarge.

Tiffany with the Myke Clifford Trio

Next Village Society Talk

Tuesday 20th March 2018, 8.00pm, Haslingfield Village Hall

Wicken Fen, Past, Present and Future

Dr Peter Green will give an overview of the creation of the Fen and the various drainage schemes.  He will then detail how Wicken was one of the few small areas to escape drainage thanks, in part, to the efforts of scientists from Cambridge.  Once the National Trust was formed it bought part of Wicken Fen and was donated much more by these same Cambridge Scientists.  The talk will then detail how the National Trust has maintained the Fen and the reasons for, and progress, of the Wicken Fen Vision, a 100 year project to ensure the long term preservation of this extremely important ecosystem.

Wild West Villages Group Meeting

We are a group of people interested in the environment, wildlife, sustainability and getting families out in nature. We came together after the screening of ‘wetheuncivilised’ in February and are still in the process of talking about what things we’d like to do, but on the table are talks about the Transition movement and sustainable shopping, more film screenings, recycled art projects, a repair café and, on the 21st of April, a families walk to the wild spaces in Haslingfield.

Our next meeting will take place on 10 April at 7.30 in the Little Rose pub lounge bar. If you are interested in any of the things mentioned above, and live in Haslingfield, Harlton, Barrington or Harston, please come along.