Sunday 21st May at 11.30
The group will gather at the Jubilee Gardens in the centre of Horningsea to set off on the march – behind a “flag and a flute”. Can we match the 200 men, women and children who took part 150 years ago? The walk to Quy Fen is about a mile or so – depending on which footpath you follow. The footpaths will be muddy and uneven so wear sensible shoes. Bring a picnic to eat when we arrive at the “cut”. Dogs need to be kept under control and at Quy Fen they must be on leads as there will be cattle grazing on part of the fen – we all know how cattle can get spooked by lively dogs and have been known to trample dogs or people – so take care! On the march parents must be responsible for their own children – we will have stewards directing the marchers across the road – outside Old Tiles – but we still have a short walk on the road itself before going through the hedge onto the footpath. At Quy Fen we must all obey the rules of this Special Scientific area – so read the signs. I am always amused by the one that says “nudism may offend and is forbidden!” and note that, how ever hot it is, swimming in “the cut” is dangerous because of the depth of mud and the vegetation. At the Fen there may be a botanist or ecologist who can talk to us about some of the rare species to be found – orchids and dragonflies in particular. Let’s hope for fine weather and that a good day will be had by all! If anyone wants to come but can’t walk that far arrangements will be made to provide transport by car. Please let Lindsay know if you need transport.
Saturday 20th May at 18.30 at St Peter’s Church
Bernard O’Connor, the expert on the Coprolite Industry in Cambridgeshire will be giving an illustrated talk to get us all in the mood for the march, answer our questions and tell us why the Coprolite Industry had such a major impact on the villages of Horningsea, Fen Ditton and Quy. He will be able to tell us what coprolite is (possibly not fossilised dinosaur dung as we all believe!) and what it was used for.
We have arranged this talk for the early evening so that families can come – after all children know more about dinosaurs than adults! In addition to the talk there will be some music – maybe the Song of the Coprolite worker (by Dave Jenkins – one of his Coprolite Songs!), Irish tunes as some of the workers came here from across the Irish sea and music from the Fens. There will be no charge for the evening but donations will be collected.
Title: The Closing Date for village show entries is on Wednesday 6th July 2017
Location: Entries accepted at Meadow View, High Street, Horningsea.
Description: This is our closing date for accepting entries to the Village show. Be Sure to get yours in in time!
Start Time: 21:00
For more entry forms see Horningsea Village Show
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Title: Horningsea Village Show
Location: Village Pavilllion, Millenium Green
Description: Our traditional and much envied village horticultural show returns in it’s 61st year.
Please join with us in exhibiting your produce, artwork and kitchen creations in this popular village event.
Classes for everyone from the very youngest to the prolific!
Start Time: 08:45
End Time: 16:00
For more details head on over to the Horningsea Village Show page.
The end of April saw some very sad news with the death of Margaret Dorrington. A Horningsea stalwart and the village’s eldest resident. Just two months short of her 101st birthday. She will be missed.
In brighter news the village did see two new Horningsea residents being born!
It’s the Horningsea Parish Council annual meeting tomorrow (Weds 3rd of May), there will be reports from all the various groups in the village. There’s a draft document of the Parish Council’s response to the Waterbeach Barracks Outline Planning Application from Urban and Civic attached.
Finally there’s a leaflet from Denny Abbey Farmland Museum. They have now included Horningsea in their Local Residents Season Ticket scheme. So if you are going to visit multiple times in year, get one!
Wednesday 3rd May at 19.30, village hall
The Annual Assembly of the Parish, aka Annual Parish Meeting, will be held on Wednesday 3rd May at 19.30 in the village hall and followed by light refreshments. All residents are very welcome to come and hear reports from the PC and the various village groups.
Prior to the APM there will be an Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting at 19:00 in order to ratify the Council’s response to the Outline Planning Application for the development on former Waterbeach Barracks. Residents are also welcome to attend this meeting.
St Peter’s Church, Horningsea
Sunday 7 May at 9am: Holy Communion
Sunday 14 May at 11am: Morning Worship
Thursday 18 May at 7.30pm: Licensing Service for Rev’d Alun Ford
Sunday 21 May at 9am: Holy Communion
Thursday 25 May at 7.30pm: Ascension Day Service at Fen Ditton
Sunday 28 May at 10am: Joint Three Parishes Eucharist at Teversham
(no service in Horningsea)
Sunday 4 June (Pentecost) at 9am: Holy Communion
RLW – Waterbeach New Town
RLW Estates, the second developer for Waterbeach New Town, will hold an exhibition on Saturday 22nd April between 11:00 and 15:00 at Waterbeach Salvation Army Hall. This is open to the public
At St Peter’s Church:
Sunday 2 April at 9am: Holy Communion
Sunday 9 April at 11am: Palm Sunday – Morning worship
Tuesday 11 April around 10.30am: Visit from Student Cross Pilgrims
Friday 14 April from 12 to 2pm: Good Friday – church open for quiet reflection
Sunday 16 April at 9am: Easter Sunday – Holy Communion
Sunday 23 April at 11am: Morning Worship
Sunday 30 April at 10am: Holy Communion at Fen Ditton (no service in Horningsea)