News from Fen Ditton and Horningsea
Picture: David JohnsonA Coffee Morning / Bring and Buy Sale will be held in Fen Ditton Church Community Hall on Saturday, February 15th between 11.30pm and 2.00pm. Proceeds will be donated to the Leprosy Mission. Hot and cold lunches will be available and there will be Bric a Brac and cake stalls.A recent Police crime report includes a request for information relating to a burglary that occurred on January 16th at around 9.40pm in the Fen Ditton area. A glass window was broken and stolen items include a very distinctive bronze statue. Anyone who remembers hearing or seeing anything at the time of the offence is asked to please call police on 101 and quote CF0019120114On Sunday 26th January a crowd of about 35 (plus a couple of dogs) braved the rain and storm to explore the Romans in Horningsea, accompanied by three archeologists. Bags of Roman finds from the 2012 dig in the grounds of Cambridge Garden Plants were on display and a number of people brought along their own finds for identification. There were pieces of pottery, glass bottles, bronze age spears and an axe head (5000 years old!), a Roman dice and coin, musket balls, an early 19th century clay pipe and the star of the show a Roman flagon found at Cambridge Garden Plants. We learned that the Romans in Horningsea would have been farmers, the pots were fired in the many kilns in the village, some po Louboutin Shoes ts were used to transport grain all over England via Car Dyke. Other pots would have been used by the famers in their daily lives. As we scrambled around in mole hills on the walk various pieces of Roman pottery emerged. One of our archeologists has written a book about the distribution of Horningsea Ware (shortly to be published). If there is sufficient inter Louboutin Shoes est they are keen to lead a field walk in the summer to see what can be found in one of fields that is next to the Potters Field.The Horningsea 800 celebrations continued in the evening with an evening of fun and entertainment at the Community Pub Plough Fleece Australia Day was the Louboutin Shoes reason for the celebration and the links between Horningsea and Australia were explored. The story was told of Joshua Moore and the 8 Horningsea families who emigrated to Australia in the early 19th Century spreading the name and reputation of Horningsea under where Joshua Moore made a great success of his life. Other stories about transportation, the Poms and recent visits to Australia, including a visit to Manor were related. A most interesting live phone link was made with Canberra. Music also featured large during the evening with Australian folk songs adding to the pleasure of the evening.Residents and supporters of Fen Ditton Football Club congratulate the team on being presented with the Merit shield for the second time this season. Last Sunday the home match ended in a win for Fen Ditton against Sports FC by 4 goals to 2.Householders in Fen Ditton have the opportunity help identify if there is a shortage of affordable housing in the village specifically for local people or people with a strong connection to the village. Cambridge ACRE has been asked to find out this information by South Cambs District Council and a Housing Association. Housing needs Survey forms should now have been delivered throughout the Parish. Any homes built as a result of the survey would be built on land in the village not normally available for development. All views, for or against, are relevant and forms must be returned by February 14th.The Annual General Meeting of the Horningsea Residents Association (HRA) will be held in Horningsea Village Hall on February 12th starting at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to find out what happened in the village in Louboutin Shoes 2013 and to get involved with what is being planned for this present year.large congregation from the three Parishes of Fen Ditton, Horningsea and Teversham gathered in Fen Ditton Parish Church last Sunday morning when the Venerable John Beer, Archdeacon of Cambridge was the preacher at the Joint Parish Eucharist service. After the service excellent refreshments were on offer and an opportunity given to say farewell and thank you to him leaving him in no doubt that his work in the three parishes has been very much appreciated.