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An Afternoon of music and song Sunday 9th June 2019

Papworth Everard’s WI”s lyrical Ladies are putting on an afternoon of music and song to raise money for the Royal Papworth Hospital and other local charities.

Papworth Everard’s village hall’s Doors open at 1:30pm for a 2pm start.

Tickets are £5 including refreshments. Children under 12 have free entry. Tickets available from -01480 830211 and 01954 267404

Pathfinder walk RAF 100 year celebration which came through Elsworth

As part of the RAF 100 celebrations, the annual Pathfinder March took place on Saturday 23rd June, continuing the RAF Wyton tradition of commemorating the Pathfinder Force (PF) that operated during WWII.

Just under 170 participants braved the heat across the 46 mile route with 17 running the event individually or as part of a relay team. The walkers set off in the early hours with the runners following a few hours later.

First to receive their medals were runners Simon Margot and George Margot, completing the course in a total time of 6 hours and 22 minutes. The first walker back was Colin Arnold in a time of 11 hours and 20 minutes. For the relay entrants, first running team back were the Traffic Light Harriers and first walking team back were the True Blue Squad.

Participants and volunteers were supported at checkpoints by the WWII Pathfinder Veteran Flt Lt (Ret’d) Colin Bell, a Mosquito pilot on the PF from 1943-1945. He was joined by RAF Wyton Station Commander, Wg Cdr Rachel Dixon, and family members of other PF veterans. Vicki Michelle from the famous 1980s sitcom Allo Allo joined the celebrations, supporting marchers and volunteers at RAF Wyton and across the course.

We were extremely fortunate and humbled to have WWII Pathfinder Veteran Flt Lt Bell at the finish line to present medals and certificates. Colin said: “The Pathfinder March is a fitting celebration of the men of the Pathfinder Force and participating or volunteering is a great way of commemorating those that served as part of it; I look forward to being here next year for another great day”.

The march was also supported by local businesses and marked by a Dakota fly past.

During WWII there was a cluster of PFF airfields in our area. The PFF were target-marking squadrons in RAF Bomber Command. They located and marked targets with flares, which a main bomber force could aim at, increasing the accuracy of their bombing.

The Pathfinder Force operated out of RAF Wyton, RAF Gravely, RAF Oakington, RAF Warboys and their satellite bases from 1942 to 1945. Flying Halifaxes, Lancasters, Mosquitos, Stirlings and Wellingtons, the Force had twenty squadrons and flights in the three years of its existence including the Light Night Strike Force.

Harvest Supper and Collection 7th October


Saturday 7th October 2017

Elsworth Pavilion 7.15 for 7.30pm

Tickets – £10pp (£5 concessions)

Family Ticket £20

Available in Elsworth Shop NOW!

EVERYBODY is welcome.

Profits from the evening will be given to a local charity



 All are welcome. Please feel free to bring foodstuffs and goods suitable to be given to a local Foodbank. If possible, please buy them in the village and support your local community shop!

 For more information contact:

The Revd Nigel di Castiglione – Team Rector

Tel: 01954-267241 and 07770697240


Macmillan Coffee Morning September 29th 2017

Please come along and support us at the

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on


Friday 29th September in the Elsworth Pavilion


9am until 12 noon.


There will be a Raffle and lots of Stalls, as well as a plentiful supply of delicious home-made cakes and the opportunity to catch up with friends over a cup of tea or coffee & some cake!


If you are able to spare a jar of home-made jam or preserves/chutney for our Bring & Buy Produce Stall, then please either bring it with you on the day, OR, if you prefer, please drop it off at the Elsworth Shop before the event, there will be a box in the Shop to collect jars in. Many thanks in advance.


We look forward to seeing you on Friday 29th September!

Triathlon event coming through Elsworth Sunday 19th March

We are Cambridge Triathlon Club. Based in Cambridge we have 200+ adult members and 150+ junior members from 8yrs old up 80!

We provide an environment for youngsters and adults to swim, cycle and run in a safe environment with help from coaches and peers (all volunteers) to help people get fit and have a fit and healthy life style.

The club has produced Olympians and world champions over the years and gives local people access to an environment which will help people to achieve their fitness goals.

The club is run on a membership basis with all of the coached sessions being subsidised by the club. We hold 2/3 cycle sessions a week, 2 run sessions, fitness sessions and 6 swimming sessions.


That’s where we come in.

In order to provide these services to the club, we the events committee hold events throughout the year to fundraise.

We run a kids triathlon, an adults triathlon and an aquathlon (swim/run), and last year we started this event…

Unfortunately we hold our adults triathlon at Mepal outdoor centre, which over Christmas was burnt down by arsonists….! So this has had to be cancelled.


So the event itself is a 25mile/40km off road cycling course which starts and finishes in Papworth (the village hall).

The Varrier Jones foundation kindly let us use their carparks at the back of the shops, we have a good local litter pick for them in exchange.

The event loop links Papworth to Hilton to Offord to gravely to yelling, which is where the yelling (they will be) WI put on a ‘feed station’ for us, providing bacon butties cakes and coffee. Last year they were raising for sport relief.

This is halfway on the course, or if you are doing the short course only 3 miles to go!. which heads back toward Papworth.

We then head through to Eltisley towards Caxton, then navigating cambourne, finally heading through Elsworth (enjoying the scenery) back up the big hill to Papworth hall.

At the hall we have Papworth running club, who are putting on coffee and cakes for before and after the event. They are using it as a local coffee morning to raise money for those who are running the London Marathon in 4 weeks time.

The event cost is £20 per adult and £5 for under 16s with an accompanying adult. people enter online or on the day at the sign in desk.

Currently we have around 75 people entered with people coming from as far as Birmingham and Kent!

Here is the British cycling link who provide us with full event insurance and full risk assessment.


There are route maps etc on the page for you to look at.


Elsworth Jubilee Club Outing To Blenheim Palace 1st June 2017






Return journey home commences 4.30 pm

Palace, Park & Gardens and Coach Fare OAP £22-90

Adult £25-30           Child (up to 16) £12-90

For further information and booking form please contact:

BETTY  01954 267470    OR RITA  01954 267342a

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme Public exhibitions

Preparatory work to build our construction compounds has already started and we expect to begin main construction work later this year. The new A14 will open to traffic in 2020, with some work, such as removal of the Huntingdon viaduct, continuing beyond that.

You can read the latest newsletter on the Highways England website.

To find out more about the scheme and how it affects you, come along to one of our public information exhibitions.

Public information exhibitions

  • Offord Village Hall Tuesday 27 September, 2pm – 8pm
  • Hilton Village Hall Thursday 29 September, 2pm – 8pm
  • Bar Hill Village Hall Saturday 1 October, 10am – 4pm
  • Madingley Village Hall   Tuesday 4 October, 2pm – 8pm
  • Alconbury Memorial Hall Wednesday 5 October, 2pm – 8pm
  • Brampton Memorial Centre  Saturday 8 October, 10am – 4pm
  • Milton All Saints Church Hall  Tuesday 11 October, 2pm – 8pm
  • Oakington Pavillion Saturday 15 October, 10am – 4pm
  • Swavesey Memorial Hall Wednesday 19 October, 2pm – 8pm
  • St Ives United Reform Free Church Thursday 20 October, 2pm – 8pm
  • Judith’s Field Hall, Godmanchester Monday 24 October, 2pm – 8pm (please note this change of venue, which was previously advertised as Godmanchester Town Hall)

Events at The Poacher (July)

Upcoming Events at The Poacher in July

£14.95 for Two Courses

Join us for an afternoon in the garden

Join Elsworth AMC for a wonderful night of poetry and music

Come dressed as your favourite musician, actor or entertainer.

To book tables or for any further information on any of these events please telephone 01954 267722 or Email:

Teddy Bear Parachute Jump Sunday July 3rd

Boxworth, Conington, Elsworth & Knapwell
Teddy Bears’ Parachute Jump and Family Picnic
Sunday 3rd July
11.15am – 1.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Elsworth

Please come and join in the fun at our Teddy Bears’ Parachute Jump from the Church Tower.  Please bring your own picnic and picnic blankets or chairs. Parachutes will be provided!
11.15am – Register your teddy for the Jump (Registration fee £1.00)
11.30am – Outdoor Family Service
12 noon – Teddies prepare for launch from the Tower
12.15pm – Teddy Bear Parachuting commences!
1.30pm – Home
There will be refreshments available during the event.
Face Painting and Games for the Teddy Owners! All Teddies that take part will receive a Certificate.
We hope that this will be a lovely family event, and will bring people together from all four Villages.  Please note that the Churchyard has many uneven surfaces and children are your responsibility and must be supervised at all times.

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