By all accounts everyone had a good time and the whole village enjoyed the fireworks! Our thanks to all who came and helped us to raise around £1600, of which £320 will be donated to the Haslingfield Village Fund in appreciation of the support we receive from the whole community. Read more
New members always welcome for a fun evening of dancing, a bit like a barn dance. We usually meet on Tuesdays between 8pm and 10pm every month (except July and August) at either Haslingfield or Harston Village Hall. It costs just £1 per evening.
It doesn’t matter if you have never done it before, our expert callers stand on the stage and tell us all what to do. New members are always welcome, and you do not need to live in the villages. You do not need to bring a partner. We just come to have fun – we do not take “getting it right” very seriously.
All the dance dates are in the calendar. For more information, click here or phone Clive on (01223) 870741.
For thirty-nine years, Margaret Houghton, who sadly died this June, was the inspiration and power house behind Haslingfield Choir and Orchestra, directing two concerts a year in All Saints Church. Now, the choir and orchestra are celebrating her achievement with a concert in All Saints Church on Saturday, October 16th at 7.30 pm.
“Energy Saving is a modern priority, not just a responsibility for governments,
but also for us in our homes.”
On Tuesday 19 October at 8.00 p.m. in the Village Hall, Dr. Martin Roach will talk about this vital issue. He will review energy consumption in the average home, with ideas on how to reduce our usage. The talk has been organised by the Village Society – everyone is welcome to attend.
Playwright, producer and actor Nick Warburton will be guest speaker at the Haslingfield Village Society on Tuesday, 16 November. Nick will relate how he began writing plays for the radio, many of which you may have heard on BBC broadcasts. It promises to be a very interesting evening about what goes into the entertainment we enjoy. Everyone is very welcome to the Village Society talks.
Venue: Haslingfield Village Centre Date: 16 November Time: 8.00 p.m
Interested in Local History? Where might you find out more? Read more
Non-members can use the courts by booking them and paying a small fee at the village shop.
For further details and a membership form see the 2010 newsletter (pdf)
On Friday evenings, once a month, Haslingfield Jazz provides live Dixieland & Traditional Jazz in Haslingfield Village Hall. The international players from well-known bands provide an exciting mix of music in a relaxed and informal setting.
No need to book • Arrive by 8.00 p.m.• £9 per person (at the door) • Bring your own refreshments
2010 Concert dates: 27 Aug, 24 Sept, 22 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec.
John Softleys’s Just the Job Jazz
In the beautiful surroundings of well house meadow enjoy a visit to village history. The bakehouse will be open to visitors along with a display of a selection of the archives held and maintained for you by HVS. Opening days 8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 7th August, The Village Festival, 9th October. Time 10am to 12 noon.
Mississippi Paddle Boat Cruise, Hoveton Hall Gardens and a cream tea are part of the delights of a trip to the Norfolk Broads being organised by the Haslingfield Village Society on Saturday 26th June. We will travel by coach to Horning in Norfolk to join a cruise (with commentary and bar) on the river Bure and out to Ranworth Broad and back. This will be followed by a guided tour of Hoveton Hall Gardens and cream tea in the Old Milking Parlour Tearooms…
Members and non-members are welcome to attend. During Coffee the elected committee will be glad to listen to your ideas about the society. After the short business meeting, a long standing member of our society, Michael Snelling, will speak on “his second career”, The restoration of furniture.
On 27th, 28th, 29th May, Haslingfield Little Theatre will be performing The Happiest Days of your Life at 7.45 p.m. in the Village Hall. This period farce takes place in a boys’ boarding school just after WWII, when a girls’ school is accidentally billeted with the boys – with hilarious and chaotic consequences. The original play was later turned into a very successful film starring Margaret Rutherford, Alistair Sim and Joyce Grenfell.
Tickets are available from the Village Shop at £7 per person
(£5 concessions are available Thursday and Friday only)
Our last production, The Babes in the Wood has just won Best Pantomime of 2009 by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) East District 04S. Thanks to everyone who came to see the production – we hope you enjoyed it. www.haslingfieldlittletheatre.co.uk