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Local Aviation History

Here are two historical accounts relating to Aviation in Haslingfield – submitted by Nigel Perry:

Mustang P-51D crash Sunday 6 August 1944
The P-51D Mustang was from the 339th Fighter Group Fowlmere. It had taken off from Fowlmere at 08.35 hrs on a mission and spun in out of a cloudbase of 700 feet, crashed through hedges bordering Cantelupe Road, roughly 100 yards beyond the footpath at Lesanna Farm at 08.50 hrs. The aircraft exploded in a field right of the road. Wreckage was strewn 400 yards with bullets exploding. 

The pilot 2/Lt Arthur Tongue was thrown out and sadly killed. He is buried in the American War Cemetery at Madingley Plot E Row 4 Grave #73. Read more

Lockdown Quiz 2.0 – 8pm Saturday 28th November 2020

Quiz masters Hannah and James Roberts are returning for another virtual quiz night on You Tube Live at 8pm. This event is aimed at adults and the theme is the 80s and 90s. Join as an individual, couple or a team (maximum of 6). Arrange your own team communications on an app such as Zoom or WhatsApp. 

There is no fixed price for joining in but we are asking for a donation of whatever you can spare. Our aim is to raise £1000 for the PTFA and Haslingfield Little Owls. First prize is half a dozen bottles of wine (Thank you Offord and Camp!) and a cash donation given to the charity of your choice. Read more

Haslingfield Parish Council Notice: Tree Felling – Next Week

Several trees will be felled next week, between Tuesday 29th September and Thursday 1st October for a variety of reasons; some are dead, some are at risk of losing limbs and some are at risk of falling onto villagers’ property.

A notice has been posted on most of the trees (the ones we could get to) and a note put through the doors of the nearby houses. The trees in question are located in: Read more

HASLINGFIELD SCHOOL PTFA TREASURE HUNT FRIDAY 11 TO SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

The PTFA is running a treasure hunt to coincide with Haslingfield Scarecrow Festival. It can be completed at any time over the three days- just download and print the documents on the links below for instructions and answer sheets. There are 2 treasure hunts:

The JUNIOR treasure hunt follows a circular route around the village (approx 1.25 miles) and is aimed at children aged approx 3 to 6 years. Instructions and answer sheets here.

The ADVANCED treasure hunt is aimed at children aged approx. 7 to 11 years, although younger and older may still wish to join in. This will also involve a walk of around 1.25 miles in total. Instructions and answer sheets here.

Although we are not charging an entry fee for the treasure hunt, the PTFA does rely upon people’s generosity to raise funds to benefit our village school. If you are able to make a contribution, it would be greatly appreciated. There is a fundraising page set up for the treasure hunt on our Golden Giving site. Please go to www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/haslingfieldtreasurehunt

Thank you, and have a great time. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Haslingfield Food Hub

Harston Food Hub have kindly said they can share the scheme they have worked hard to put in place with us, as we are evolving the Haslingfield food cupboard. The cupboard scheme can no longer keep up with the increased demand.
 
This opportunity will also allow us to also provide fresh food to those in need as well as opening fresh food up to anyone regardless of need to reduce excess food waste that is an alarming issue. This may be from supermarkets with an overstock or anyone who’s garden/ tress etc are producing more than needed.

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CamSight Vacancy

CamSight, who in normal times meet in Haslingfield Methodist Church every month, have a vacancy for a driver for their new mobile low vision aids and equipment unit. For more information please click here.

 

New/expectant parents

Are you a new/expectant parent, or parent to a baby, and living in Haslingfield or Harlton? It would be great to make friends and be able to support each other, and especially so in the current situation. We may not be able to meet in person for a little while yet, but we can still do a video cuppa (and cake!) and of course be at the end of the phone. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please email Alison for more information: newparents.haslingfield@gmail.com.