CHRA Weekly E-Newsletter
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The Friends have confirmed that the quiz will take place on Friday Evening  The Friends of Cherry Hinton St. Andrew's September Quiz is back after two years on Friday September 16th at 7.30pm with Simon and Vanessa Webster again preparing the questions.  We look forward to welcoming both past teams and newcomers at St. Andrews Church, ticket costs remain at £5 per person and Under 16’s £3.  To reserve your table of up to 6 ring C. 245949 or C. 210724,  pay on the door or come along and make up a table.  Don’t forget to bring your own food and drink. 

Cherry Hinton's Senior Citizens meet at St Andrew's Church Centre on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm.

Enjoying a varied programme, talks on many subjects - some with slides, music and demonstrations and some good outings and parties.

All are welcome, not just Cherry Hinton residents, to join them for a time of happy fellowship.  Don't be alone, come along too and find new friends.

If you would like further information, please contact Rosey Feuell on 01223 213305 or email

Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits Nature Reserve

Looking for a walk in Cherry HInton? We have two chalk quarries which once provided hard chalk to build Cambridge University colleges and lime for cement. Today they support a variety of habitats that harbour some rare plants and insects.

Quarrying finished in Lime Kiln Close approximately 200 years ago.  Nature has reclaimed the site and woodland has developed; large ash trees now tower over field maples below. The cherry trees in Lime Kiln Close are descendants of trees that gave Cherry Hinton its name.

East Pit is the largest of the quarries and was worked up until the early 1980s. Standing within the pit, you are surrounded by steep cliffs of chalk that glow in the late afternoon sun. Reprofiling the base of the pit in 2009 broke up much of the solid chalk surface, which enabled wildflowers and grasses to spread and colonise the exposed chalk. Wildflowers such as milkwort, harebell and kidney vetch are thriving. The rare moon carrot only grows here and at two other locations in the country (Beachy Head, East Sussex and Knocking Hoe, Bedfordshire). Annual monitoring in East Pit shows that the number of moon carrot plants here is increasing.  More information here   

Walk with a Warden at Wandlebury  Wed 21 Sept, 10am - 12pm

Gentle guided walk with a Warden to explore the wildlife and history of Wandlebury Country Park. This is also a great opportunity to see and learn about the work that the charity does to protect and improve the park for nature, heritage and people (including the Highland cattle).

Please wear footwear and clothing for being outdoors. Meet at the large noticeboard near the car park.

Free event, suggested donation £3.  No need to book

Walk to the Beechwoods
A short, out and back, walk along Worts Causeway, to The Beechwoods. the route follows a path flanked by hedges on both sides, filled with birds leading to the magnificent Beech trees on the hill above.

Before the walk, you might like to listen to this episode of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Ramblings’ with Clare Balding and Robert Macfarlane as they take this walk.

Thanks to Queen Edith’s Community Forum for providing this walk 
Taken from Walks of Cambridge

The people of Cambridgeshire gathered at the Guildhall in Cambridge on Sunday to witness the official proclamation of the new Sovereign, His Majesty King Charles III.

The proclamation was read out by the High Sheriff Jennifer Crompton with the Lord-Lieutenant Julie Spence at 1pm. The Right Reverend Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely, then read the Proclamation prayer.

The Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff, the Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council, Councillor Stephen Ferguson, and the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Mark Ashton, laid flowers after the proclamation ceremony. The flags were also returned to half mast, to remember the selfless service of Queen Elizabeth II.  You can view the event here

Front of House Volunteer 

Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world? Do you have some free time you’d like to put to good use and would like to help visitors get the most from their visit to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology? If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions, then we’d love to hear from you!

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is part of the University of Cambridge and we love involving volunteers in the work we do and want to give opportunities to as wide a range of people as possible. Our front of house volunteers bring a wealth of experience to the operation of the Museum and get involved for many different reasons- a love of archaeology and anthropology; to gain employability skills; for Duke of Edinburgh or CAS or for social contact. Volunteers work in the Museum galleries assisting with enhancing the visitor experience.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are provided - as well as an MAA T-shirt, MAA book and lots of support and training.

The museum’s front of house volunteers provide a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors and support other members of staff in supervising the galleries. In addition to dealing with enquiries from visitors, they support colleagues with additional needs and perform various other roles.  More information here 

For those that would like to sign the book of condolence but unable to visit a venue you may like to sign the online verion here

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