I am on my last edit of War Ditch research and will have handed that in to Oxford Archaeology for the Wildlife Trust by next week :) I can't wait to share the news about it and get the book published, I'll keep you posted!
I have done a couple of wedding makeovers this weekend and in between that we got to go to the amazing annual Cambridge Folk Festival. We had a stall there to promote The Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall. As the festival is held within the Hall grounds and so many people come form all over the world to the Folk Festival it was a great chance to share with them information about the site they use :) It was really good fun and I'll get some more of the pics uploaded on to our Cherry Hinton CCAN site for you to have a look at shortly...
I've had a very busy couple of weeks and haven't had the chance to get on here to do my blog ! Summer holidays have started and Charlotte went along to the Holiday Club run by the Churches in Cherry Hinton last week, in the mornings. She had a great time and we got to go to a lovely fun fair, parents show on evening :) Poor granny is still very ill and the family are having to do shifts looking after her, it has been really really hard, especially seeing her when she isn't thinking clearly, it can be very distressing, I hope she gets more better days and things sort out a more :(
Well, one week of summer holidays done only 5 more to go! Will have to go for more picnics and walks, which will be easier now that little puppy has had her injections and can go out as of Friday and I've almost finished writing up War Ditches research :)
So, what else has been happening....
On Saturday 24th July we had the Cherry Hinton Community Groups Fair which was hosted by The Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall and showcased all different kinds of groups and clubs in the local area. It was a great chance to meet each other and find out what things are going on in and around Cherry Hinton.
We had a packed afternoon of displays and demos by some of the groups and then The Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall had its new logo unveiled by the Mayor. We had got local school children to enter a competition to design the logo and had choosen a winner at our last meeting. There was a lovely bit in the paper about it last week and the Mayor spent some time with me finding out all about CCAN and looking at the Cherry Hinton CCAN :)
I went to the Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall committee meeting last night. It is so encouraging to see how far we've come since starting the group last year. What a difference people can make when we get together! Cherry Hinton Hall is such a lovely place and one of the only green spaces which seperates Cherry Hinton village from becoming a complete suberb of Cambridge (along with the green expence of Marshall's Airport). The Friends of CHH will be having a stand at this years famous Cambridge Folk Festival which is held in the grounds of the Hall, so if you're there please pop along and see us and find out more. We are also running a great, fun packed open day - Cherry Hinton Community Groups Fair
Saturday 24th July 2010
Cherry Hinton Village Centre 12noon-4pm
Raffle, tea, cakes, lots of stalls to look at, displays various groups, activities for families...all sorts!
The Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall are hosting the fair and would like to invite all local groups, clubs and organisations to come and have a stall to promote, recruit and generally raise awareness - free of charge! A great oppertunity for all the community to get together and have a fun afternoon!
For further details call Sandra Day: 01223 247639 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along to the general meeting of the Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall tonight , Wednesday 19th May, 7pm at the Baptist Church Centre, Fisher's Lane, Cherry Hinton.
It's a great chance to see who we are and what we do. Come along a see the new plans for the Hall grounds and have your input. We will also be judging the logo competition which the local schools have taken part in and a representative of the newly proposed City Farm will be along to tell us about the plans for that! For more info visit:
Just had a great walk about meeting, between the Cambridge Council, Cambridge Folk Festival and the Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall, at the lovely park of Cherry Hinton Hall Cambridge.
There's lots of great new plans for the site and everyone is working together, really bringing back the meaning of community :) You can find out more about the plans for Cherry Hinton Hall and news about the site by visiting the Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall website:
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist