Haslingfield Village Society Talk, Tuesday 16 April, 8.00 pm, Haslingfield Village Hall

Plastic, Packaging and Sustainability – the real truth
How can you really be sustainable in what you buy and eat? What is really going on in the world of plastics and packaging, and what you should be doing about all the plastic you are using? Everyone is very welcome to hear about this important issue.

Our speaker, Paul Earnshaw, leads the team that is responsible for implementing the packaging strategy for the Tesco Packaged Food Divisions, Non-Food Divisions and coordination with the rest of the Tesco Group. Read more

Hugh Lupton ‘Psalms from the Horse’s Mouth’

Haslingfield Village Society still have tickets available for the Storytelling presentation from Hugh Lupton Psalms from the Horse’s Mouth at Haslingfield Village Hall on Saturday, 10 February.
Doors open at 6.30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start. There will be interval food provided.

Tickets are £15 each. Contact: Maria Stringer: stringerhasfield@aol.com
or Mike Hendy: m.hendy189@btinternet.com
Please state if you would like a vegetarian option.

Second Annual Village Quiz Night

Open to Everyone – don’t miss out on the fun:

  • Saturday, March 2nd  2024 at Haslingfield Village Hall, 8.00 pm (Doors open at 7.30 pm). NB This has changed from the original time of 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.
  • Teams of 5 people. (Maximum of 14 teams)
  • Entry fee is £2 per person.  
  • Licensed Bar (cash only) Nibbles provided
  • Contact: Louisa Curnow louisacurnow@hotmail.com John Beresford jf.beresford@ntlworld.com

Sponsored by the Haslingfield Village Society

The History of Bread: Why it is important today: 20 February, Haslingfield Village Hall

A talk by Pete Spence: resident of Haslingfield, a husband and father. His day job is a project manager in the aerospace industry, but his real passion is bread making. Pete will speak about where bread was originated and in what forms across the world throughout history. He will discuss how industrialisation changed bread for the worse.  His talk will touch on bread making techniques, the gut microbiome, and how we can stand up against giant conglomerates in the food industry. Haslingfield Village Society. Tuesday, 20th February, 8.00pm, Haslingfield Village Hall  

All welcome.  Members and youngsters 16 and under are free.  £2.50 visitors, which includes refreshments

Tomorrow – New Year’s Day Walk!

The Village Society’s New Year’s Day Walk will start at Haslingfield Village Hall at 11.00 am tomorrow – 1 January 2024. It will be again led by Clive Blower.

Everyone is welcome – sandwiches and soup will be provided at the end.

Haslingfield Village Society: A NIGHT NOT TO MISS!

The renowned storyteller, Hugh Lupton, will be presenting Psalms from the Horse’s Mouth at Haslingfield Village Hall on Saturday, 10 February 2024.

  • Doors open at 6.30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start
  • There will be interval food provided.
  • Tickets are £15 each: Contact Maria Stringer at stringerhasfield@aol.com or Mike Hendy at m.hendy189@btinternet.com. Please state if you would like a vegetarian option.


  • Saturday, March 2nd  2024 at Haslingfield Village Hall, starting at 7.30 pm Doors open at 7.00 pm.
  • Again teams of five are invited. See if you can beat to beat last year’s champions!
  • Entry fee is £2 per person.  To enter your team (£10), please email louisacurnow@hotmail.com Don’t forget to give the name of your team.
  • Bar available (and this year we won’t run out of beer!)

Looking forward to seeing you! John Beresford, Chair, Haslingfield Village Society

Haslingfield Village Society Talk, Tuesday 14th November, 8.00 pm, Haslingfield Village Hall

A Horrible History of Bells and Bellringing 
The talk will cover the history of bells from ancient times through to the modern day and the peculiar set of circumstances that led to the English art of change ringing.

Tom Ridgman will discuss the tensions between secular ringing, ringing for entertainment and/or money, and ringing as part of the mission of the church, particularly the activities of the Belfry Reform movement in the 1860’s that lead to the organisational structure of bell ringing today. Read more

Open in August – Haslingfield Bakehouse in Wellhouse Meadow

The buildings with some of the Village Archives will be open for viewing on the Saturdays of 5th and 26th August between 10 am and Noon.  Come along and learn more about the history of the village or even your road.  This is a free event held by the Haslingfield Village Society.  We are looking forward to meeting new people and old friends.

18 April – Haslingfield Village Society Talk: King James, Palace at Royston

The next Haslingfield Village Society Talk will be:
King James I Palace at Royston by Nicky Paton, Royston Museum manager
Tuesday 18th April, 8:00pm, Haslingfield Village Hall 

Nicky will take you on a virtual tour around Royston to discover King James Ist’s extensive palace and favourite countryside retreat there.  With artistic recreations of the royal estate, you will learn about the significant events that happened in Royston during his reign, and that of his son King Charles I – from the Gunpowder Plot to the English Civil War!

Everyone is very welcome
Entrance: Members, students, children free.  Friends/visitors £2.50.   includes tea/coffee/biscuits Read more

Haslingfield Village Society Talk – Tuesday 17th January 2023, 8.00pm, Haslingfield Village Hall

So you think you know Switzerland   Speaker:  Edmund Brookes
Think of Switzerland and you immediately think of the Matterhorn, the Eiger, St Moritz and Cuckoo Clocks.  There is much more to Switzerland; there are plenty of lakes and mountains but many are off the normal tourist routes, with splendid vistas and stunning sites where trains and Post Buses do not venture.  With a little careful planning all are readily accessible.  The picture is a teaser, but just 20 miles from St Moritz and 1000 feet above the valley floor!  All will be revealed!

Village Society talks are open to all and we look forward to welcoming you.
Entrance: members, students, children free; visitors £2.50 – includes coffee/biscuits


The Village Society’s New Year’s Walk will start at the Village Hall at 11.0 a.m. on January 1st!
It will be again led by Clive Blower.

Everyone is welcome – sandwiches and soup will be provided at the end.

Haslingfield Village Society Talk: Tuesday 22nd November, 8.00pm in Haslingfield Village Hall

Where did you get that hat? A talk about memories of a traveller and collector about things bought in strange places and the memories they evoke… Most of us collect odd items as we travel on holiday or for work.  This talk will use items collected in many strange or familiar places to evoke memories of the journeys, and remind us of the pressures and problems of life in other countries.

This is the latest travel talk by Haslingfield resident, Michael Coles. Michael’s talks are always very popular.  Please do come along.  We look forward to welcoming you all to a friendly and interesting evening.
Entrance: members, students, children free, visitors £2.50 – includes coffee/biscuits.