Wednesday 19th February 2014, 4.30pm to 8:30pm
As darkness falls, Museums and collections across Cambridge are opening their doors into the night for an exciting evening of FREE drop-in and bookable family events. Taking place in twelve venues across the city, set out and discover the extraordinary world of Cambridge museums and collections after dark. Whether it’s experiencing the sights and sounds of ice at The Polar Museum, journeying by torchlight through the Botanic Garden Glasshouses or creating amazing photographs in the evocative setting of the Museum of Technology, there will be plenty to explore! Get ready for the adventure by visiting www.cam.ac.uk/museums/twilight Continue reading Twilight at the Museums
Thank you to the kind person who recently donated copies of Church and Village from 1971 to 1982 to the Village Archives. Although the contribution is exhaustive (and has been catalogued) there are still a number of gaps in our records. So if you have back copies for the period 1971-82 that you want to get rid of, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01223 514849. Continue reading Church and Village Archive
The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Monday 28th May at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. The business will be followed with a talk by Chief Inspector Darren Alderson.
Please come and air your views and support your Parish Council.
The Village’s Allotment Group, HAGA. on Sunday 13 May from 1pm-3pm has organised the next working party to fill in ruts on perimeter track with rubble and clear remaining rubbish in ditch. All help greatly appreciated. More details are here.
With the local elections almost upon us, it might be fitting to have a look at politics in the village 130 or so years ago.
All of the reported activity seems to have been around the Conservative Party. If the Liberals were active, there is no trace of it in the newspaper cuttings from that time. A Conservative Association was planned in the barn of Willow Farm in November 1885. Continue reading Political activity in Victorian Haslingfield
A number of former pupils and other people connected with the local school have enjoyed local celebrity, but a number of people who have passed through the school gates have enjoyed national, indeed, international fame. Continue reading The famous at Haslingfield School
Haslingfield Colts Under 12’s FC match against Steeple Bumpstead scheduled for Saturday 14th January was postponed due to a frozen pitch. Continue reading Colts Match Postponed
Presumably inspired by the “Night at the Museum” films, this free event in 9 participating Cambridge Museums on the 23rd February from 4.30pm to 7.30pm might be of interest to Haslingfield families. For details see Cambridge Museums at Twilight (PDF)
The Haslingfield Environmental Working Party is planning further projects around the parish including a survey of the flora and fauna in the local landscape. Are you a keen naturalist / birdwatcher who would be willing to help us?
We are also seeking recruits for occasional ‘hands on’ work in the Wellhouse Meadow, and for the Millenium Pond Project. To find out more, please phone Martin Heazell (870289) or Clive Blower (870741)