Duxford Advent Trust
2018 grant news
In 2018 we have been pleased to offer a grant to the Whittlesford and Duxford Scout Group towards the purchase of GPS tracking devices. This will enable the scout group to teach orienteering skills without the risk of lost children!
The remit of the Duxford Advent Trust is to support community projects or group ventures that enhance quality of life in the Village. If you have a good idea that might fit this bill, please contact us with details.
We have two red and white
commercial grade pop-up gazebos
(each 3m x 4.5m) available for loan.
We ask for a returnable deposit,
otherwise hire is free to any any
organised Duxford club or society, although a donation
towards their maintenance will always be very welcome. They are also available for private events, although a small charge (towards maintenence/replacement) is made for this.
Repair of Duxford's parish clock
In just under a year the appeal to
repair the tower clock (at St Peter's)
to working order has raised over
£17,000. This includes a recent
Sharing Heritage grant from the
Heritage Lottery Fund that now
enables both the full restoration of the clock (including the long-silenced hour strike) and help to share this work, and the heritage of St Peter's and its clock, with the Duxford community. The restored clock will be dedicated on the centenary of the Armistice on Sunday 11 November 2018. In the meantime keep an eye on the clock's web and facebook pages for news of heritage sharing activities this summer!
2018 Advent Market
This year's Advent Market is all set for Saturday 8 December. Interest in craft stall pitches has been outstanding this year (almost twice as many applications as in 2017). We are looking forward to welcoming this year's stalls, which include two artisan gin distillers, ceramics, Christmas wreaths, log reindeer, all things chocolate and lots more. There'll be hot pork rolls and mulled wine to keep out the cold and Santa visiting to take orders for Christmas Eve stockings.
Put the date in your dairy, dig out your warmest clothes and come along!