EVENT NEWS: Medieval Merriment, Mills and Maps this September with CambridgePPF
Enjoy a flavour of medieval Cambridge at the re-enactment of the historic Stourbridge Fair held at The Leper Chapel, Cambridge’s oldest complete building with local charity Cambridge Past, Present and Future (CambridgePPF). Explore the impressive buildings of the wonderful working windmill at Bourn and watermill at Hinxton and enjoy fabulous home made teas in Hinxton Village Hall. Learn something new to teach your own pupils with a one day orienteering course particularly aimed at teachers. As ever, there are walking opportunities helping you to keep fit and enjoy the company of others at Wandlebury Country Park and Coton Countryside Reserve.
Stourbridge Fair at the Leper Chapel.
Saturday 5 September: 12.00noon to 4.30pm
Cambridge’s oldest complete building, the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road, will host a
re-enactment of the famous medieval Stourbridge Fair.
Attendees will be able to browse stalls selling much of the fair produce that was typical at the time of the historic event. Visitors will be entertained with dancers, musicians, singers and storytellers. Medieval characters, alchemists, and pedlars will also be there. It will be a great opportunity to see and explore the inside of this wonderful historic building.
Free event, donations appreciated to support the upkeep of The Chapel.
Directions: The Chapel is located at Barnwell Junction on Newmarket Road, Cambridge.
CB5 8JJ, opposite the Cambridge United Football Ground.
Please park in nearby streets ( there is no parking on site) or come by bike or bus. There are no toilet facilities at The Chapel.
Hinxton Watermill Open Day
Sunday 6 September: 2.30pm to 5.30pm, with teas in Hinxton Village Hall
Drop in and explore this impressive 17th century working watermill, built on a site dating back to the Doomsday Book. Hinxton Mill, owned by CambridgePPF and run by volunteer guides, is located in charming surroundings in the village of Hinxton on the River Cam. Much of the machinery inside remains in good working order. Young visitors can take part in our Where’s Ratty competition. As a special treat today, Hinxton Village Hall committee will be providing teas in Hinxton Village Hall, in the High Street from 2.30 to 5.00pm. Proceeds from the teas will be split between the Mill and the village hall.
NB: CambridgePPF members can visit for free. For non members entry costs £3 for adults, £1 for children. No need to book.
Autumn Walk and Hedgerows at Coton Countryside Reserve
Sunday 13 September: 10.00am
Join the CambridgePPF team for a 2.0-2.5 hour Autumnal countryside walk
round the reserve.
Free event but donations are always welcome towards the upkeep of the Reserve.
Booking essential: email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207.
Directions: Meet at The Reserve’s Martin Car Park, Grantchester Road, Coton. The Reserve is just to the west of Cambridge — please visit on foot, cycle or bus if possible, or use the visitor car park. Bus: citi 4 (Coton Turn) or bus to Madingley Park & ride and walk to the Reserve. CB23 7PZ. OS grid reference TL414 577GB.
Bourn Post Mill Open Day
Sunday 13 September: 2pm to 4pm
Come and see inside one of the oldest mills in the country, set in beautiful scenery near Bourn village. Volunteer guides will tell you the history of the mill and you may witness the incredible sight of the mill being turned on its post or even help the volunteer guides
to do this.
Free to CambridgePPF members, non members £3 per adult, £1 per child.
Teaching Orienteering Part 1 at Wandlebury
Tuesday 15 September: 9.30am to 4.00pm
A one day course for teachers run by a British Orienteering Tutor. All you need to introduce Orienteering on your school site. Includes a British Orienteering CD of resources. Why not follow up by bringing your class to Wandlebury or Coton to put their new skills into practice.
Booking essential. £80.00 per person including CD and maps.
For more information and booking email: email@example.com
Healthy Walking at Wandlebury
Every Thursday throughout the year. Keep fit and greet the changing of the seasons by joining walkers each Thursday morning for a healthy, sociable walk around the park. Meet at the Stable Rooms at 10am for a longer walk or 10.30am for a shorter stroll.
Everyone welcome, suitable for all abilities.
NB: Free of charge and no need to book, but please arrive 10 minutes early to register if it’s your first time. Donations towards the upkeep of the park are always welcome.
Nordic Walking at Wandlebury
Every Wednesday during term time
Take part in Nordic walking with an experienced guide. 1.00pm for restricted mobility,
2.00pm at healthy life speed and 3.00pm at fitness speed.
Instruction Fee £5.00 per session. Poles can be supplied if required.
For more information: call Oliver on 07947835522 or firstname.lastname@example.org