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Acknowledgments We would like to thank Cambridge City Council for helping to fund the publication of this booklet. We would also like to thank the local businesses who have advertised in the guide. Our thanks to Rob Oliver for his beautiful images of Cherry Hinton. We hope you find this publication useful and informative. We intend to produce the guide every 2 years and therefore if you have any suggestions for items to be included in future issues, please email us Our thanks to our printers BPC Group, 4 Burlington Park, High Street, Foxon, Cambs CB22 6SP 01223 870266

Disclaimer This guide to Cherry Hinton has been compiled by local residents and produced in good faith, based on information submitted by local groups and organisations. We have tried to be as accurate as possible and to the best of our knowledge, all listings and advertisments were correct at the time of going to print. If we have missed your group or organisation please accept our apologies and contact us for inclusion in any future publications.

Cherry Hinton Village Website All information in this guide can be found in the new Cherry Hinton Village Website, you can also sign up for informative monthly updates with local news, events, school notices and special offers and discounts from restuarants and local businesses in the area. Visit or email

Got something to say about your community? Want to get involved or volunteer? Why not come to a Cherry Hinton Residents Association General Meeting?

Groups and Societies in Cherry Hinton Dance Ballroom Dance Bewick Bridge Community School, Wednesday 7.30 - 9.30pm, Contact - Alan Doyle 07967598435 Tea Dances Village Centre, 1st & 3rd Thursday’s (except Aug) 1.30-4.00pm refreshments, Various Live Entertainers, Tel 01223 576412 Line Dancing Bewick Bridge Community School, Thursday 7.30 - 9.45pm, All welcome, beginners and not so beginners dancing for fun, friendship and fitness. Contact - Margaret Phillips 01223 249247

Exercise Classes Aerobics Village Centre Fridays 9.30 - 10.30am Women Only Tel 01223 576412 50+ Exercise to Music Village Centre Tuesdays 9.45 - 10.45am Tel 01223 576412 Fizzy Fitness Fun bootcamps for children and adults contact Sarah 07795 297998 Keep Fit Bewick Bridge Community School, Monday 8.00-9.00pm Contact Beatrice Farrington 01223 244956 Pilates Village Centre, Thursday 6.00 - 7.00pm and 7.15-8.15pm Tel 01223 576412 Thighs Bums and Tums Village Centre, Tues 6.15-7.15pm and 7.30-8.30pm Yoga Church of England Primary School, Tues & Wed 7.45-9.30pm Contact Chris Clarke-Fordham Tel 07702328843 Zumba Gold Village Centre Thurs 10.00am-11.00am Zumba Spinney School Tuesday 6.15-7.15pm Tel 01223 568836 Zumbatonic For 8-12yr olds Village Centre, Friday 4.00 - 4.45pm

Exercise GP Referral Chair Based Exercise Village Centre Friday 12.15 - 1.00pm Contact - Cambridge City Council 01223 458647 Balance & Strength Village Centre, Wednesday 1.00 - 2.00pm Tel 01223 576412

Football Cherry Hinton Lions FC For football of all ages Contact - Secretary Ann Auker Tel 01223 412308 Indoor 5 a side Pitch available for hire. Village Centre, Tel 01223 576412 Outdoor Pitches available for hire. Recreation ground, High Street. Contact Peter Reece 01223 213352 or Abbey Leisure Complex on 01223 213352 email Cherry Hinton Lions FC For men over 16yrs. Saturdays Tel 01223 245389 / 07811328756

Hobbies East Anglia Guitarists St Andrews Church Centre, 4th Wednesday of every month 8.00pm. Welcome enthusiastic amateurs Knit & Knatter 19 High Street Cherry Hinton, Wednesday 7.00-9.00pm.

Health and Wellbeing Slimming World, British Legion Hall, Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton Wednesday 7.00-8.30pm Contact Pat on 07747 107201 Weight Watchers Village Centre Wednesday 10.00am & 6.00pm Tel 01223 576412 Cambridge Weight Plan Village Centre By appointment Contact - Sarah 07899 987777

Martial Arts Tang Soo Do Village Centre For 7-70 yrs Monday & Friday 6.15 - 8pm Contact - Nigel Crocket Tel 07900407586 Thai Kick Boxing Village Centre Saturday 11am - 1.00pm Contact Gez ColvilleTel 077962068108 Zanshin Karate For all ages Village Centre Saturday 10.00 - 11.00am Contact - Steve 07950018743 Karate For all ages Cherry Hinton CE Primary School Contact Richard Crockford 01638 743504 Cambridge Kung Fu Bewick Bridge Community School Tuesday & Thursday 4.30-6.30pm Contact Steve 01223 244956 Karate Bewick Bridge Community School Tuesday 6.45-8.45pm Contact Andrew Lyon 07796536617 Tai Chi Bewick Bridge Community School Monday 6.15 - 7.45pm Contact Harmony Heiw 01223 845069

Mother and Toddler Sure Start Children’s Centre Bewick Bridge Community School Tel 01223 712082 Baby Clinic Bewick Bridge Community School Thursday 1.00-3.00pmTel 01223 712082 Mother and Toddler Children’s Centre, Bewick Bridge Community School, Friday 10.30 - 12.00pm Tel 01223 712082 Messy Play Cherry Hinton Baptist Church Family Centre, Tuesdays 9.15 - 11.15am Activities in half term as advertised. Contact - Nic Boynes 01223 561139 or email The Cherry Playgroup Bewick Bridge Community School, Tel 07725951619

Sports and Leisue Badminton Cambridge City Badminton Club - Village Centre, Mondays 8.00 - 10.00pm Tel 0223 576412 Badminton Courts Village centre available for hire 7 days a week Tel 01223 576412 Short Mat Bowls Village Centre, Wednesdays 8.00 - 10.00pm Just turn up and play. The village centre also offers a wide range of sporting and fitness activities including table tennis, basketball, 5 a side football, netball, volleyball and short tennis. Check the website for details

Youth groups and facilities Rainbow Guides, St Andrews Church Centre, For girls aged 6 - 8 years. Mondays 4.30pm Contact Brownie Guides Colville School For girls aged 8-10 years Thursday 6.00 - 7.15pm Contact Rosemary Hall 01223 213969 Brownie Guides Bewick Bridge community school For girls aged 8-10 years Contact Rosemary Hall 01223 213969 Guides Monday and Thursday 6.50 - 8.30pm For girls aged 10 1/2 - 15 years contact Beaver Scouts, 27th Cambridge For boys and girls aged 6-8 yrs, British Legion Hall, Tuesday 6.00 - 7.15pm Contact Jill Hallis Tel 01223 211757 email

Youth groups and facilities (cont) Cub Scouts, 27th Cambridge For boys and girls aged 8-10 yrs, Colville School Wednesday contact - Sue Fanning, Scouts 27th Cambridge Colville School, Tuesday Contact Lawrie David, Cherry Hinton Baptist Centre Youth Group, Sports and Games, Family Centre Fridays Yrs 4-6 6.15 - 7.15pm Yrs 7-9 7.30-8.45pm Contact Nic Boynes 01223 561139 Urban Play Adventure Cherry Hinton Hall Contact ChYpS 01223 457873

Other Groups in Cherry Hinton Church End Cherry Hinton WI St Andrews Church Centre, Meet 1st Monday in the month (except bank holidays then 2nd Monday) All welcome Contact Margaret Phillips 01223 249247 Townwomens Guild Colville School, Meet 2nd Thursday in the month except for school holidays. Visitors/New members welcome. Contact Gillian Taylor 01223 414171 or Elizabeth Luck 01223 243422. Friday Friends for senior citizens A mix of friendship,craft and games. Friday 1.30 - 3.30pm Cherry Hinton Baptist Church Family Centre, Contact Nic Boynes 01223 561139. Tuesday Club meets at St Andrew’s Church Centre at 2.15pm every Tuesday and is open to anyone over 50. Contact Jean Oates 012232 704207 or Marjorie Simmons 01223 211750 Cherry Hinton Residents Association Safeguarding and promoting the interest of residents in the local area Cherry Hinton Festival Society Small group of volunteers organising the village festival and other events throughout the year Cherry Hinton Local History Society Friendly and approachable group interested in all aspects of local history and its affiliated disciplines Monthly meetings held on the last Monday of the month at St Andrews Church Centre. Contact - Jenny Taylor 01223 241559 Cherry Hinton Bellringers Band of bellringers who ring the bells at St Andrew’s Church, Cherry Cherry Hinton Allotment & Garden Society Arran Close/Pen Close allotment site area : 0.7 hectares Contact : 07960 499380 Cherry Hinton Branch British Legion meetings held bi-monthly and new and existing members welcome. 07778515685

Other Groups in Cherry Hinton (cont) Friends of Cherry Hinton Brook Looking after the brook and its wildlife Friends of St Andrews Cherry Hinton The objective of the Friends is to maintain, repair, restore, preserve, improve, beautify and reconstruct St Andrew's Church,centre and churchyard for the benefit of the present and future community of Cherry Hinton Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall Local group concerned with the usage, environment, welfare and future of the park. Transition Cherry Hinton Celebrating the strength of a Community

Schools in Cherry Hinton Bewick Bridge Community Primary School Fulbourn Old Drift Cambridge CB1 9ND Tel 01223 508772 Cherry Hinton CE Primary School High Street Cherry Hinton Cambridge CB1 9HH Tel 01223 568834 site/cherryhintoninfants/ Colville School Colville Road Cherry Hinton Cambridge CB1 9EJ Tel 01223 576246 Spinney Primary School Hayster Drive Cherry Hinton Cambridge CB1 9PB Tel 01223 568836

Places of Worship Brethens’ Meeting Place Railway Street Cherry Hinton Cambridge Contact - 01223 696888/881931 Church of Latter Day Saints 670 Cherry Hinton Road Cambridge CB1 8DS Contact - 01223 240710 Cherry Hinton Baptist Church Corner of Fishers Lane/ High Street Cherry Hinton Cambridge ontact - Nic Boynes 01223 561139 St Andrews Church (C.of E.) High Street,, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 9LR Contact Rev Barry Linley, 01223 247740 St Phillip Howard Catholic, 33 Walpole Road, Cambridge CB1 3TH Contact Monsignor Eugene Harkness 01223 211235

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Local Information Cambridge City Ranger : To report any issues of concern i.e graffiti, street repairs, fly posting etc tel : John McAspurn 01223 458282, Cambridge Evening News Community Information : To advertise local events and news - Mr Stuart Newbold Doctors Surgeries : 34 Fishers Lane, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge. CB1 9HR. Tel 0844 8151440 Fax 0844 8151441 Dr Smith & Partners 204 High Street, Cherry Hinton. 01223 414444 Dentist Surgery : Cherry Hinton Dental Centre, 39b High Street, Cherry Hinton, CB1 9HX Tel 01223 414844. Cherry Hinton Library : Open Mon 3pm-6pm Tues Closed Wed 9.00am 5.00pm Thurs 9.00am - 1.00pm Fri 9.00am - 5pm Sat 10.00am - 2.00pm Tel 0345 045 5225 Ecops : sign up to receive regular updates from your local neighbourhood policing team Local Councillors : Councillors surgery - 1st Wednesday of each month at the Village Centre from 19.30 - 20.30. Contact details for Cherry Hinton Councillors can be found at NHS Direct : 0845 4647 for health concerns or queries, 24 hrs a day 365 days a year. To Contact Police : In an emergency always call 999 For all non-emergencies 0345 456 4564 or 101. For property registering visit Room Hire British Legion Hall - Contact John Fordham on 01223 9770 Cherry Hinton Village Centre 01223 576412 Schools - Colville School 01223 576246 Spinney School 01223 568836 Chuches - St Andrew’s Church 01223 247740

History of Cherry Hinton Cherry Hinton used to consist of two seperate settlements called Church End and Mill End. Church End developed on the higher ground to the north close to a spring line, which provided fresh water. Mill End developed in the south around the large natural spring pool known locally as Giant’s Grave or Spring Head, providing an excellent supply of fresh water. Drainage of the marshy land where the shops are today in the 1800’s and the railway arriving in 1852 with a station in-between Church End and Mill End, helped draw the two seperate village centres together along the new High Street. The area as a whole was known as Hinton, until sometime in the mid 1500’s when the abundance of cherry trees in the area gave Hinton the prefix of Cherry. The Church of St Andrew’s at Church End dates from around 1100. Since the 1200’s Peterhouse College has been closely connected to the Church and has helped provide many of the vicars there. At Church End the triangular village green lay just east of the old Rosemary Branch in front of Mafeking Cottage. There were closely related manors called Uphall manor and Mallets Manor in Church End dating from around 1100. Mill End had at least one watermill and the original blacksmith was situated somewhere close to the present post office. By the 1800’s the smithy had moved to the corner of Forest Road and Mill End Road where the building now a garage can still be seen. The village green at Mill End surrounded Giant’s Grave and stretched north down the present High Street beneath the Unicorn Pub. Mill End also had two manors, Rectory manor and Netherhall Manor. The two main occupations in the village were farming and laundry. The women of the village took in the laundry from the Colleges and the undergraduates. Cambridge Colleges extracted clunch to use for their buildings; some was also used at Ely Cathedral. There was a thriving clunch and lime burning industry in Cherry Hinton particularly at the site of The Spinney between Cherry Hinton Road, Queen Edith’s Way and Lime Kiln Hill. The industry was at its peak during the medieval period and continued up until the early 1900’s. The Spinney, East Pit and West Pit are now nature reserves. By the late 1800’s the Pamplin Brothers had introduced steam ploughing to the village and ran a steam plough works which continued until the 1930’s. In 1927 Elijah Pamplin gave land between the High Street and Leete Road to be maintained as a meadow, for use by the villagers as a recreation ground. After the Second World War the site was also designated as a war memorial. In the early nineteenth century John Okes, a surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge bought up large portions of land in Cherry Hinton much of which he used for his family home - Cherry Hinton Hall. Cherry Hinton Hall was purchased by Cambridge City Council in 1937 and is the venue for the annual Cambridge Folk Festival. Cherry Hinton grew rapidly from the late 1800’s. The Baptist Church, on the corner of the High Street was built in 1883. Reverend Bewick Bridge built the first school in the village in 1818 and the almshouses were rebuilt in Mill End next to the smithy in the 1880’s. The area between Hills Road and Cherry Hinton Road was developed in the late 1800’s creating ‘New Cherry Hinton’ and the cement companies began large scale quarrying in and around Cherry Hinton Michelle Bullivant - Photos reproduced with kind permission of The Cambridge Collection

Cherry Hinton Opticians 102 High Street Cherry Hinton Cambridge Tel: 01223 414455

W & P Blinds Ltd A family business established in Cambridge for 40 years. Domestic, Commercial and Contract Work. Venetian Blinds, Vertical Blinds, Roller Blinds, Dutch Blinds, Awnings, Conservatory Blinds, Plantation Shutters. Free Measuring, Free Quotations, Free Fitting in Cambridge and surrounding area. Telephone: 01223 243030 E mail: Comments from our satisfied customers can be seen on our website

20, Garlic Row, Cambridge, CB5 8HW Good homes always needed for cats and rabbits For further information and opening times call ……….01223 350153

Cherry Hinton Hall is home to one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals. The story began in 1964 with a line up including Paul Simon and organised by Ken Woolard who remained Festival organiser and artistic director up until his death in 1993. The list of performers who have appeared reads like a who’s who and the Festival has been a launching pad for many now well know artists. To this day the Festival embodies the same philosophy from the early days applying the simple idea of providing the best for audience and artists alike. The event runs at the end of July, for further information and tickets see

What Does our Village Sign mean? Much of our history is summarised by the village sign which is a Cherry Tree bearing a quartered shield showing Cherry Hinton activities. Top left shows a steam ploughing engine once used by local farmers; bottom left shows how the village also provided a washing service to the Cambridge college. Bottom right is the village church of St Andrew’s and top right reminds us that the Saffron Crocus was once grown here. The lines down the middle represent the High Street and in the very centre you will find the railway barriers with the railway line represented as track ways across the centre of the shield Michelle Bullivant

Cherry Hinton Village Guide  

A concise guide to the village of Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, UK for residents and visitors to the local area