Horningsea Residents Association Fireworks display and Bonfire night

Sunday 5th November, 18:30 Village GreenHRA logo

The HRA’s annual firework display is on Sunday 5th of November.

The fireworks start at 18.30 on the Millennium Green followed by the Bonfire. Admission is £5 for adults and free for Children.

It’s a busy event so make sure you get there early to get a good view! The bonfire is usually lit in a spectacular fashion. What will it be this year?

Bonfire building

Saturday, 4th November, 10:00, Village Green

Please bring dry wooden items you would like to dispose of between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00.
Even if you do not have anything to burn we really, really need help building the bonfire. The last few years have seen fewer and fewer people come help.

Please do not bring anything outside these hours and please do not bring wet or damp garden waste. Thanks!

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8th Annual Horningsea Apple Press Day – Report

Here’s some photos from the HRA’s 8th annual Apple Press Day. A dismal weather forecast turned into bright sunshine! So in eight years of Apple Press Days we’ve only had rain once! A good record! The harvest was not overly abundant this year. However, we had sufficient apples to press enough juice for everybody!

Thanks as usual to:

  • Richard Holton for the loan of his magical scratter (and his hard work too!).</li
  • Richard and Tessa Pleasants for the use of their garden as a scrumping resource.
  • Mark at the Crown and Punchbowl for their generous supply of yummy and appropriate pork and apple sausages to keep the workers fed and happy!
  • Garrick, Horningsea’s very own BBQ master, for cooking said sausages!

If you have any photos of the day please send them along.

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Horningsea Herald October 2017

Here’s October’s Horningsea Herald.

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HRA International Evening: The Food of Thailand

Saturday, 14th October, 19:30 Village Pavilion.


Sa wat dii, Horningsea!
The HRA are excited to announce its annual return of the ever-popular INTERNATIONAL EVENING and this we are celebrating the food of THAILAND.  
This is a BRING AND SHARE event so please bring along a dish of Thai food. It can be sweet or savoury.
Thai cooking places emphasis on fresh, lightly prepared dishes with some aromatic components and sometimes a spicy edge. 
Creamy curries, spicy stir fries and other classic dishes that combine elements of hot, sour, sweet and salty flavours typify Thai cuisine.
Please bring your own drinks and glasses.
Plates and cutlery will be provided.
Entrance is free when you bring a dish. Without a dish: £7 adults, £4 children
See you then!
Ngan wa cex kan him!

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Church services for October 2017

At St Peter’s Church, Horningsea

Sunday 1 October at 9am: Holy Communion

Sunday 8 October at 11am: Harvest Festival

Sunday 15 October at 9am: Holy Communion

Sunday 22 October at 11am: Morning Worship

Sunday 29 October at 10am: Holy Communion at Teversham (no service in Horningsea)

Thursday 2 November at 7.30pm at Fen Ditton:
All Souls Day Service for those who are bereaved – come and light a candle

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Heritage Open Day Sat 9 Sept 2017 – Free event

September 9, 2017
10:00 amto6:00 pm

At St Peter’s church, Horningsea
Victorian Horningsea

This ancient church was heavily made over by “trendy” Victorian architect Thomas Jekyll, a friend of Whistler and Pugin. He lifted the roof, designed the gates and made the choir pews with individual carvings of wild flowers. Come and see his work and an exhibition of his drawings. See “before” and “after” photographs of the Church in the 1880’s.

From 10am until midday: Have a go at  bellringing.
This is your chance if you always wondered what it feels like to ring a bell!

Between 2 and 4pm there will be short talks on:
Farming in Victorian Horningsea,
A Good Victorian read,
Jekyll’s Flower carvings in Horningsea Church and
The Coprolite industry in Fen Ditton and Horningsea

Bring along your own Victoriana and please feel free to dress up!

Refreshments served all day


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Church services for Sept 2017

All at St Peter’s church, Horningsea (unless stated)

Sunday 3rd September at 9am: Holy Communion

Sunday 10th September at 11am: Morning Worship

Sunday 17th September at 10am: Fen Ditton 800 Service led by the Bishop of Ely
(Note change of date. No service in Horningsea)

Sunday 24th September at 10am: Morning Worship

Sunday 1st October at 9am: Holy Communion

All welcome!

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HRA Apple Press Day

Saturday, 30th September, 13:00-17:00, village green

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It’s the eighth annual Horningsea Apple Press on Saturday the 30th of September at 13:00.
Bring your own apples from the garden, some empty bottles (and just a bit of elbow grease!) and take your self-pressed apple juice home with you. As with previous years all apples will be placed in a communal pile for pressing.

On the morning of the Village Apple Pressing day we’ll trawl public apple trees in the village to start the “communal apple bucket”. If you fancy doing some scrumping, whether for the community pile or for yourself, then meet on the village green at 10:00. We’ll finish at 12:00 with the main event starting at 13:00.
Email hra.events@gmail.com or ring Chris on 07739 578 612 for details.

As last year The Crown and Punchbowl will be supplying BBQ’ed yummy sausage sandwiches for all apple pressers!

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Here’s the Horningsea Herald for September 2017.

As our summer draws to a close there’s still a hectic calendar of events to fit in.

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Quy Fen plant walk Tues 29 August at 6.30pm

August 29, 2017
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Join Fenland botanist Jonathan Graham and Pete Case from Freshwater Habitats Trust to learn more about why Quy Fen is such a special site for wetland plants.

Meet at Horningsea-Clayhithe road layby (just north of the village of Horningsea) postcode CB25 9JD at 6:30pm for a guided walk around the site lasting approx. 2 hrs.

All welcome

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