October 28, 2014
The Friends of Stourbridge Common will have their annual meeting on Friday, 14 November at 7 pm at St Andrew’s Hall, Chesterton.
There will be a brief AGM, followed by refreshments and a talk by David Stubbings, Chairman, Chesterton Local History Group on ‘Crossing the Cam: A Look at Some of the Ferries and Bridges Used by the Public’. Please join us and if you only want to come to the talk make sure you’re seated by 7.30pm!
The ‘timetable’ for the evening is:
7 pm AGM and elections,
7.15pm A representative from the Chesterton Festival Committee will update us on the Festival,
7.30 David Stubbings speaks on ‘Crossing the Cam’ followed by the opportunity to ask questions and then chat with the committee, the speaker and other ‘Friends’.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there, the evenings are always informative and offer a great chance to talk to other people passionate about Stourbridge Common and life on, around and alongside it.
August 22, 2013
The Friends of Stourbridge Common will hold their Annual General Meeting on Friday 13 September at St. Andrew’s Hall Chesterton at 7 pm.
We will have refreshments and a short AGM, followed by talks by Cllr Martin Curtis, Leader of the County Council, on cycling and the Common and by Dr. Louise Bacon of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre on the Centre’s work and how it relates to the Common.
We do hope to see you there for what will be an interesting and enjoyable evening.
September 16, 2011
No charge and all welcome … a chance to hear a superb speaker, catch up on what’s been happening on Stourbridge Common and meet other people who enjoy this very special green space as well and care about its future.
All the details here
but in brief we’re starting at 7.30 and ending at 8.30 AND the Mayor of Cambridge will be joining us as well so you’ll be in great company.
September 14, 2010
Thanks to all who came along to the Talk and AGM on Friday evening … and particularly to Keith Jordan from Abbey Action for his inspiring talk on ‘Hops, Hazel and History’ … some wonderful snippits of information
Keith Jordan from Abbey Action
glorious to find out the history of Hoary Cress … apparently the plant came over to England during and after the first world war; soldiers were carried back from the battlefields on mattresses stuffed with straw and in amongst the straw was Hoary Cress. These mattresses were ploughed back in by the farmers when their patient was safely delivered – and hence the arrival on the common of Hoary Cress.
New members also joined FoSC (£2 per annum) and we discussed the issue of anti social behaviour on the common and also the possibility of having memorial benches on the common.
Saturday morning dawned slightly soggy but that didn’t stop a brave band of ‘litter pickers’ from heading out to pick up all sorts of rubbish from the farthest corners of the common – again huge fun and very worth while. Good also to raise awareness of the Friends of Stourbridge Common – and welcome to all our new members.
Member of the FoSC committee with just some of the litter we picked
Also some interesting sights on the common … a slightly bemused looking cow and some wonderful mushrooms.
September 7, 2010
Our guest speaker will be Keith Jordan of Abbey Action will be giving a talk entitled ‘History, Hops, and Hazel’. As our AGM is the day before the Stourbridge Fair (held on Saturday at the Leper Chapel from noon – 4 pm), Keith will be looking at how the history of the Fair and the Chapel is linked to the plants of the that still grow on Stourbridge Common and the plants that were traded at the Stourbridge Fair (hops in particular).
The AGM is Friday 10th September at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall on St Andrew’s Road, Cambridge – refreshments will be provided – do come along and join us… and don’t forget the Common Clean Up on Saturday 11th at 10am – bags, gloves and pick up sticks provided.