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MEMBERSHIP OF THE WHITTLESFORD SOCIETY OPEN TO ALL

MEMBERSHIP OF THE WHITTLESFORD SOCIETY OPEN TO ALL

As a member of the Whittlesford Society you will receive our journal, ‘Whither Whittlesford’, which is published at least twice a year and focused on the local history and natural history of Whittlesford. We organise regular activities including excursions to places of local interest, guided […]

World War 1 Project – The Whittlesford 100

World War 1 Project – The Whittlesford 100

World War 1 Project – The Whittlesford 100 We are currently undertaking a project to research the 100 village men who left to fight in the First World War. We want to find out who they were, what happened to them and their families before, during and after the […]

Poppy Pilgrimage 11.11.18

Poppy Pilgrimage 11.11.18

All invited to join our  POPPY PILGRIMAGE Sunday 11 November Following the 11am ceremony at WHITTLESFORD WAR MEMORIAL To mark the centenary of the Armistice and end of WW1 –  and reflecting our major research project since 2014– a circular walk past TEN marked locations that between them […]

GUIDED TOUR IWM Duxford ‘west side’  THURSDAY 13th  SEPTEMBER 4.15 for 4.30pm start

GUIDED TOUR IWM Duxford ‘west side’ THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 4.15 for 4.30pm start

Join our free guided tour to rediscover the west end of the Duxford site – past, present and future. Learn about the famous Land Warfare Hall & areas of interest inside & outside that area – and IWM plans to re-purpose and re-landscape there and […]

Guided visit to St John’s Church, Duxford 3.30pm, Sunday 12th August 2018

Guided visit to St John’s Church, Duxford 3.30pm, Sunday 12th August 2018

Please arrive at the church by 3.30pm on Sunday 12th August 2018 Adrian Powter, a Churches Conservation Trust volunteer, will be our guide as we step through the magnificent Norman carved doorway.  The many treasures that await include stunningly detailed wall paintings, ancient graffiti and […]

Tuesday 17 July 2018 – The Old Whittlesford School

Tuesday 17 July 2018 – The Old Whittlesford School

NOSTALGIA TRIP (and more!) The Old Whittlesford School Start 5.30pm Tuesday 17 July courtesy of Val & Dave Pettifer of The Old School Studio Everyone Welcome!                * Former pupils and staff & the ‘both schools‘ generation . . .                               a ’school reunion’ & childhood memories! * Those recalling […]

Hedgehog Awareness Week 2018

Hedgehog Awareness Week 2018

Alarmingly hedgehogs are declining rapidly in the UK, from 35 million in the 1950s to an estimated 1 million today! Hedgehog Awareness Week hopes to highlight the need for us all to become ‘Hedgehog Champions’.  The good news is that Whittlesford has an evident hedgehog […]

Coming up… 

Coming up… 

Early May bank holiday: Monday 7 May and Spring bank holiday: Monday 28 May – Hopefully the weather will be kind to us! May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on May 1. It is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, […]

MONEY OFF – Cambridge

MONEY OFF – Cambridge

Check before you go, but here are a selection of “money-off” offers on the Groupon page that are available in Cambridge.   https://www.groupon.co.uk/vouchers/cambridge   1+

100+ Activities to keep “them” amused

100+ Activities to keep “them” amused

Some ideas for the holidays to keep those pesky partners and children entertained! School Holiday Ideas and Activities   There’s no need to break the bank though, our guide is jam-packed with free and cheap activities to keep the little ones entertained, plus deals and […]

Driving in France . .

Driving in France . .

If, like thousands of others, you plan to visit Europe in your car this year, be aware that there have been changes you may not know about. For example, Paris (and other cities) require a Clean Air sticker for your car.  If it is pre-1997 […]

4 Best Software to Check PC Health and Diagnose Computer Issues

4 Best Software to Check PC Health and Diagnose Computer Issues

When your Windows computer starts to act up or run much slower than it used to, you know something is wrong. Sure, you can guess the reasons based on your guts and you might be right. But if you want to get an accurate and […]

Exciting Easter Menus added to Recipes

Exciting Easter Menus added to Recipes

Hi, With Easter fast approaching, try the exciting Easter Menus, including a stunning Vegan option that has our mouths watering – try something different and feel the better for it.  Leave room for the chocolate eggs, though 🙂 0

Bank Holidays 2017 and 2018

Bank Holidays 2017 and 2018

Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales 2018 30 March Friday Good Friday 2 April Monday    Easter Monday 7 May Monday Early May bank holiday  28 May Monday Spring bank holiday 27 August Monday Summer bank holiday 25 December   Tuesday Christmas Day 26 December […]

461 A.D. – On this day St. Patrick dies

461 A.D. – On this day St. Patrick dies

On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Much of what is known about Patrick’s legendary life comes from the Confessio, a book he wrote during his last years. Born in Great Britain, probably […]

Healthy Eating – Get ready for Summer!

Healthy Eating – Get ready for Summer!

The new healthy eating diet See Recipe Ideas We are consuming more calories than ever before. Take control with this easy formula.    Got to grips with five a day? Welcome to the new healthy eating mantra: 400 600 600. Last week Public Health England […]

SCDC Bin Collections

SCDC Bin Collections

We have posted Bin Collections in the Events Calendar as there are a few “rescheduled” dates coming up due to Bank Holidays.  We hope you find this useful. WHAT GOES IN WHICH BIN? I didn’t know crisp packets DONT go in the blue bin!  0

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

recipe – noun UK ​ /ˈres.ɪ.pi/ US ​ /ˈres.ə.pi/ . . . .  a set of instructions telling you how to prepare and cook food, including a list of what ingredients are needed . . .  Look no further than our new RECIPE section.  It will grow with time, but we have […]

EASTER HOLIDAYS

EASTER HOLIDAYS

THE Easter holiday dates change each year, so it is important to keep track – especially as careful diary planning can often secure you extra time away from the office. While the dates for Christmas and Valentine’s Day are fixed and easy to remember, Easter and the associated Bank holidays […]

Guest Book Launched

Guest Book Launched

Our Guest Book has been launched and you can leave a comment.  The Guest Book is moderated so it may be a couple of hours before your entry is released by the Admin Team.  For safeties sake, we record your i.p address and other information […]

Karate Classes

Karate Classes

Children’s beginner classes start at the Memorial Hall at 5:30 to 6:30 on Wednesdays from January 18 2017. Please register your child through the All Anglia Karate Association website (www.aaka.co.uk) if you would like to take advantage of our special offer of a free trial. […]

Shop Opens for Business

Shop Opens for Business

The Whittlesford Society is pleased to announce that our Shop will shortly be opening its (virtual) doors selling a range of our goods and publications. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – and you can shop from the comfort of […]

Tommy – There But Not There

Tommy – There But Not There

There But Not There Buy it for £29.99 from the link above – Limited Edition This 10”/25cm high Perspex Tommy figure of a World War One soldier will be delivered to you in beautiful commemorative packaging. You can take it to any Timpsons and, using […]

About Whittlesford

About Whittlesford

Whittlesford is a South Cambridgeshire village, it is situated on the Granta branch of the River Cam, and is just seven miles south of the City of Cambridge. Whittlesford Parkway Railway Station serves the village and offers excellent rail links to London Liverpool Street. The […]