It’s A Knockout – Willingham Family Fun Day Sunday 17th July

Two years have gone by since the last It's A Knockout, so you will yet again have the chance to don Teletubby costumes, waddle like a penguin, wade through foam pits, clamber over obstacles and generally have a lot of fun raising money for our wonderful village of Willingham. In 2014 It's A Knockout raised vital funds for the refurbishment...  Read More...

Cottenham singers The TyrannoChorus choir at The Albert Hall

Sunday 10th July is the date, writes Siobhan Lihoreau Musical Director of Cottenham based singers The TyrannoChorus. A group of BigMouth (our adult community choir) and VoxPop (teenage choir) will be among the 400 voices singing Carmina Burana at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Not only that, but TongueTwisters, the TyrannoChorus children’s choir, will also be there. They will...  Read More...

Putting on a Show with Cottenham Theatre Workshop

Do you know that Cottenham Theatre Workshop is in its 39th year? That’s quite an achievement for an amdram group in a village. There are still a couple of members who were there at the start, in 1977! But to go on presenting two shows a year – one in spring and one just before Christmas, the very much...  Read More...

Fen Edge Social Ride for June’s Bike Week

FOR Bike Week 11 - 19 June www.bikeweek.org.uk, we FenEdgers have arranged a bit of a posse to head out West for some chow and cha. Large  extended families welcome, cowboy attire optional. The possibilities are the Floods Tavern (lovely garden) or the Dolphin, both in St. Ives. Assembly points: Willingham Green, 11 a.m. Sunday 12th June OR at the Guided...  Read More...

Running for Fun

The annual Fen Edge Fun Run which took place at Cottenham Village College and through Cottenham village on 7 May was a great success. It was the weekend of Twinning – when families from Avrille in France visited – and some took part in the race. The schoolchildren set off first, 62 of them running the 1mile route round the...  Read More...

Open Day at Landbeach Tithe Barn

  Tudor times were brought to life at the Landbeach Tithe Barn Open Day in April. Thanks to Nancy Crisp, the Tudor weaver, who was most effective in introducing ways of the past, visitors were able to see how a fleece would be prepared for spinning over 400 years ago, after which they could attempt to make cloth using a simple...  Read More...

Landbeach Tithe Barn – Free Open Day

The unique Grade II listed Tudor Tithe Barn in Landbeach will be opening its doors on Saturday 9th April from 10.30am – 1.00pm. Perfect for all the family. Play Tudor style games. Plus kids can dress up as a Tudor. Refreshments available. Introductory Talks at 10.45am and 11.45am. Sturdy footwear recommended as the grass path and barn flooring are uneven in...  Read More...

Join in the Fun of the Yesteryear Road Run – 24 April

It is a date for the diary: the annual procession of vintage and classic vehicles which starts from Cottenham Village Green at 10am. Entrants come from far and wide, from Kings Lynn to Royston. Last year, as you can see from these pictures, there were military transports, classic cars and motorbikes, tractors and commercial vehicles (and a 1945 bicycle!) The...  Read More...

Singing in Cottenham and Landbeach

Jan Payne, a highly respected local musician, teacher and choir leader, is making singing fun in two different groups in the Fen Edge. Her newest one is Sing to Remember (which started in December 2015) for people with dementia and their carers. Though much detail of the past disappears through memory loss, often the words of songs learnt at a...  Read More...

Landbeach Tithe Barn – are you our missing piece?

The New Year issue of the Fen Edge News features the very old Landbeach tithe barn on the cover, a picture taken by local author Ray Gambell. We’re now looking for a few more trustees to join our small, but dedicated volunteer Tithe Barn Trust team. Amongst us we already have Heritage Management, Agricultural, Community Liaison and Financial experience. However, we...  Read More...