What is Emmaus?
Emmaus is an organisation to help homeless people gain self respect and a sense of belonging through the restoration and sale of second hand items.
How can we help?
Items useful to Emmaus are listed below.
Please bring any items you would like to donate to Hildersham Village Hall on Wednesday November 4th 2015 between 6.00 and 8.00pm.
Emmaus is happy to collect the following second-hand items:-
Â· Bric a Brac
Â· China and glassware
Â· Good quality clothes
Â· Good quality furniture
Â· Household linen and fabric
Â· Records, CDs & DVDs
Â· Soft Furnishings
Â· Garden tools, mowers, strimmers
To make it more convienent I have gathered all the Social Media Content and widgets and placed them on one webpage which can be found at www.hildersham.com/social-media.html
On Saturday 17th October I attended the Modern Day Slavery Summit at SCDC Offices at Cambourne, represent both Hildersham and Balsham residents, what follows is an entry that will be in various local newsletters and magazines. What came out of the summit, made it very clear that this is happening on our streets here in South Cambridgeshire, one area that surprised me was it was very prevalent in every day things like the new hand car washes that have sprung up everywhere.
Bishop David's WordPress Blog is now availble right here on our Ely Diocese page
Bishop David is an avid supporter of communicating with all forms of social media and has a strong FaceBook and Twitter presence.
This has to be the way forward, we must embrace these technologies so that we communicate both in new and tradition ways with the people in the Ely Diocese
The left hand corner of the tower at Holy Trinity Church, Hildersham shows a great example how 'Erratics' were used to help with all sorts of building work.
These erratics have held the tower up for over 900 years. Erratic is the name for stones often huge in size that have been dragged along at the bottom of a Glacier and may have travelled many hundreds of miles.
We know that Hildersham and the Granta valley we sit in is the southern most tip of the 'East Anglian' Ice Age. Hildersham Wood is the far edge, as well as being the county boundary between Cambridgeshire and Essex, the other side of the valley is a low range of hills stretching from the Gog Magog hills and is a string or esker ridge of glacial gravel topped hills. These contain the scree or rubbish behind the head of the glacier.
At Hildersham the main hill, 'Furze Hill' was used as a quarry with the sand and gravel extracted to help build the new towns such as Welyn Garden City.
These 'Hildersham Erratics' are very special and their use in holding up the Hildersham Tower is one of the best examples in England of their use.
At Hildersham, we fully appreciate that you may not have fully embraced the wonderful world of Social Media, so we are giving you a helping hand by providing you with the live Twitter Feeds from the Church of England , Ely Diocese and the Church Times on our Ely Diocese web-page, this allows you to view these live feeds without the need of having a Twitter Account of your own.
Fenland History on Friday is back with a fascinating series of talks, this time exploring the stories of the communities alongside the Old and New Bedford Rivers, and Mike Petty needs your help!
The brand new sessions start on Friday 16 October with Mike presenting the somewhat murky history of the construction and development of the two great Bedford Rivers between Earith and Denver.
In the following weeks, Mike will see what he can collectively discover about local villages. Please bring photographs, publications, pamphlets, cuttings, poems, books, but most of all your family's memories. Let's see just what tales we can discover of the folk who have made their lives in the places we call home.
Friday 16 October - The Murky Story of the Rivers that split Fenland in half
Friday 23 October – Earith & Bluntisham
Friday 30 October – Sutton & the Gault
Friday 6 November – Grunty Fen & Oxlode (with Christopher South)
Friday 13 November – Excursion
Friday 20 November – Coveney & Wardy Hill
Friday 27 November – Downham & Pymoor
Friday 4 December – Manea & Manea Colony
Friday 11 December – Welney & Salters Lode
If your families lived there, if you live there now, if you’ve something to share, please help.
Price: £3 on the door. Ely Methodist Chapel, 10:30am - noon. More details from Mike Petty on 01353 648106.
Fenland History on Friday is not a Club or Society, just meetings where there is a shared enthusiasm for Fenland. All welcome.
With the construction of the new website, time has been limited to keep you informed and up to date with the building work at the Church.
We have now had time to add a webpage which higlights this work and has galleries of photos for various stages of the project.
As you saw earlier we sent a blog about the Flint work, but that is just one part of a plethora of other work carried out.
We hope you find this new page informative.
Remember if you have photos we would love to have them and showcase them on the website.
Hildersham Village Website
The PCC of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Holy Trinity, Hildersham - Charity No: 1153435
The Hildersham Village Hall Charitable Trust - Charity No. 1118087
(c) Hildersham Team 2016