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Sawston

Sawston is a large village in Cambridgeshire in England, situated on the River Cam about seven miles (11 km) south of Cambridge. It has a population of 7,260.

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Prehistory

Although the current village of Sawston has only existed as anything more than a hamlet for 400 to 600 years, there is evidence for a settlement in the vicinity dating back to the early Bronze Age almost 5000 years ago. The northern high-ground in Sawston would have been the only vantage point from which to view the ancient Hill figures discovered in the Wandlebury section of the Wheatsheaf Duxford

Domesday Book

In the Domesday Book, Sawston is recorded as being in the hundred of Whittlesford and the county of Cambridgeshire. It is recorded to have 38 households, placing it in the top 20% of settlements in terms of population. It has 3 listed owners: Count Robert of Mortain, Geoffrey de Mandeville and Eudo the Steward. One of the overlords in 1066 was reportedly Edward the Confessor.

Sawston Hall

Sawston Hall

Sawston Hall is a Grade I listed Tudor manor house dating from the 16th century. The hall boasts many fine features, such as the magnificent Great Hall complete with Elizabethan panelling and a large Tudor fireplace with fireback dated 1571. The hall also has its own private chapel which is also panelled and has an 18th-century decorated plaster ceiling and wonderful stained glass windows. On the first floor the Long gallery and the bedroom where Queen Mary I was rumoured to have slept are also key features with original wide oak floorboards and exposed Brick wall

The hall is surrounded by almost 60 acres (24 ha) of grounds which includes a Site of Special Scientific Interest protected by Natural England due to the presence of Cambridge Milk Parsley, a rare English native plant. The ground also include a number of naturally fed springs, woodland walks, a half moat and a number of smaller landscaped gardens.

The Sawston estate was held by the Huddleston family from 1517 until the 1980s. The Hall was thrust into the history books in 1553 when Mary Tudor (soon to be Mary I of England), fleeing imprisonment by the Duke of Northumberland, spent the night at Sawston Hall. Northumberland's soldiers followed Mary to Sawston forcing her to flee the next morning disguised as a dairymaid. As she fled, the soldiers put flame to the medieval manor destroying a large portion of the hall.

The Hall was re-built by Sir John and Edmund Huddleston between 1557 and 1584 with the help of a licence granted by Queen Mary to use stone from Cambridge Castle. During the re-building Mary died and was succeeded by Elizabeth I. This resulted in the inclusion of a number of priest holes in the building, allowing the Huddleston family to continue their practice of the Catholic faith. The priest's hole at the top of the spiral staircase at Sawston Hall is noted as one of the finest examples in the country.

During the Second World War Sawston Hall, still under the ownership of the Huddlestons, was the headquarters of the 66th Fighter Wing, part of the USAAF Eighth Air Force. An air raid shelter still remains in the grounds, and on the top floor war-time graffiti still adorns the walls. In 1982 the Huddleston family sold the hall which became a language school until the present owner purchased the property in 2010.

Sawston Hall sits adjacent to the, earlier, Norman styled St Mary's church.

Sawston Hall was the location used for the 1971 Michael Winner film "The Nightcomers". It was featured extensively including many scenes providing interior shots of the house throughout.

Sawston Cross

Until 1815 the village of Sawston had an ancient cross, possibly erected by the Knights Templar. The cross had many purposes, even as a location where public officers administered justice during the 13th century. It survived the rage of the Puritans in the civil wars, but was torn down between the summer of 1815 and autumn of 1816, along with the surrounding amphitheatre-like enclosure, the stocks and ancient sycamore tree, and sold by greedy village elders to make way for redevelopment. William Hone's Table-book includes a contributor's description when he stumbled across the villagers discussing whether or not to tear down the cross. A poem comparing Sawstonites to the Jews, which would today appear to be highly controversial and antisemitic, was subsequently penned, and published in the 1827 journal:

The Jews of old, as we've been told——
And Scriptures pure disclose——
With harden'd hearts drew lots for parts
Of our Salvator's clothes.

The modern Jews ——the Sawstonites——
As harden'd as the Israelites——
In ignorance still more gross——
Thinking they could no longer thrive
By Christian means, did means contrive——
Draw lots, and sold the cross!

Recent history

Sawston has seen substantial development since the end of the Second World War and, more recently, a number of large housing estates have been constructed, most notably to the north-west and south of the village. This development has led to the area of Sawston spreading into the small nearby village of Pampisford.

Sawston has been earmarked for development to meet Cambridgeshire's ever-growing housing needs, including in the 2013 Local Plan from South Cambridgeshire District Council currently under review by the Planning Inspectorate. Work on a new Community Hub, which will be a flexible meeting place and re-home the Library (in temporary buildings following the 2012 fire at the Walnut Gallery, SVC), was due to commence during 2016 but as of April 2018 has still not started. It will be located adjacent to the Marven Centre on New Road.

As well as housing developments on either side of the Babraham Road, approval has been given for the building of a 3,000 capacity football stadium to house Cambridge City F.C.

The underground structure of Sawston is the same as that of the region – permeable chalk and impermeable clay. The low-lying nature of the village is indicative of a former flood plain which still tends towards the moist, although comparatively recent dredging of the local ditches and rivers has alleviated the general flooding problem. The chalky nature of the local geology provides for a clean, if hard, water supply as it is drawn from artesian wells in the area. The chalk and clay in the area contains a large quantity of flint that often finds its way into older local construction.

There is a hill, Huckeridge Hill, to the north west of the village. At 32 m it is a good viewpoint for Little Trees Hill (itself the highest point of Magog Down in the Gog Magog Hills) across the valley of the Granta.

For the last couple of hundred years, the two principal industries in Sawston's environs have been Paper & Printing and Leather. The original paper mill in Sawston is on the current Spicers site, named after the family who owned the mill in the last century. This complex is located at the north-west corner of the parish.

There are two sites in Sawston which support or have formerly supported Tanning facilities. The site south of the village centre and backing onto the grounds of the Sawston manor house – Sawston Hall – is the Hutchins and Harding site. The other site is on the southern border of the village, crossing over into neighbouring Pampisford, the Eastern Counties Leather site which has now been mostly converted into a general industrial estate. These industries were introduced into Sawston to take advantage of the clean water supply. Examination reveals that both sites are located on bore holes or streams.

A further large industrial estate exists in the north of the village adjacent to Babraham Road.

Local government

Arms of Sawston Parish Council
CrestOn a Wreath of the Colours a Kingfisher wings elevated and addorsed grasping in the dexter claw a Roll of Parchment proper.
BlazonGules fretty Argent a Bend wavy Azure fimbriated Or.

Sawston Parish Council has a nominal 19 seats, so at the May 2016 elections 15 Councillors were elected unopposed, for a period of two years. The Council moved to a new office building on Link Road in 2011. This incorporates an office for the village History Society. Sawston Parish Council is active in many aspects of village life, including village facilities (recreation grounds, community buildings etc.) and organising events (such as annual bonfire nights).

Sawston is a two-seat Ward within the South Cambridgeshire District Council local government area. This is responsible for Planning, waste collection and the provision of local services such as street lighting. It is currently represented by Clare Delderfield and Brian Milnes, both of the Liberal Democrat Party, and both elected in the 2018 South Cambridgeshire District Council election.

Sawston is a two-seat Cambridgeshire County Council District with its last elections in May 2017 (following Boundary Commission review.). It is currently represented by Kevin Cuffley and Roger Hickford, both of the Conservative party.

Nationally, Sawston is in the South Cambridgeshire constituency for representation in the Westminster Parliament – a seat currently held by Conservative Party Member of Parliament Anthony Browne (incumbent since 2019). It hosts hustings every election in the Free Church.

Health

Sawston Medical Practice http://www.sawstonmedicalpractice.co.uk/ occupies a site on the London Road, which was completed in 2008. This practice merged with the Linton Practice (known collectively as the Granta Medical Practices) effective from April 2016.

Education

Sawston Village College

Sawston Village College was the first ever village college to be built, by Henry Morris in 1930. As of 2005 it has 1,085 pupils in 5-year groups and approximately 50 teaching staff. The Principal, as of 2018, is Jonathan Russell. In addition to this the village also has The Bellbird Primary School (previously the John Falkner Infant and the John Paxton Junior Schools), Icknield Primary School, and a number of nursery and preschool groups.

Social events in the village take place in the village's three churches, community hall or two pubs, or on the Sawston Village College site, which incorporates a youth centre (including theatre/cinema), an Assembly Hall which is also fitted out as a show venue and a new Arts Centre. The Village College site also has a new, large sports centre which was built in 2004 with two large halls, a swimming pool, and a gym.

On 6 September 2012, just a couple of days into the new term, the school was devastated by a blaze that gutted the wing of the school containing the Walnut Gallery (a community meeting room) and the Public Library. There were no casualties caused by what was believed to be an accident caused by the use of a blowtorch on window frames that were being repainted as part of ongoing refurbishment of the Walnut Gallery. The wing has been rebuilt to include the Walnut Gallery and a new school reception in the rooms which formerly hosted the local library. The library has since been housed in a temporary structure on the far side of the school grounds pending the building of the Community Hub (see above).

Churches

The village has four churches, Sawston Free Church, the parish church for the village of Sawston, Saint Mary's Church (There are some pictures and a description at the Cambridgeshire Churches website), Christ Church South Cambs also Church of England, and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, now under joint Parish leadership with Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge.

Youth and charity

Due to its size the village hosts a large number of youth groups and clubs, as well as some organised by the village college. Notable organisations in the village include:

Sawston is the base for the charity Opportunities Without Limits (OWL), which in 2010 merged with the Papworth Trust. OWL have their headquarters on the Village College site, where they maintain the school gardens and hedges. They incorporate a number of other training projects for adults with learning difficulties including a bike refurbishment and resell shop, and a café attached to Sawston Free Church in the high street.

Culture

The village has a thriving history society, a book group, and a twinning association (Sawston is twinned with Selsingen, Germany). Since 2005, the village has had an annual music festival, based around a weekend near Midsummer's Day. There are also regular musical events in St Mary's Church, often of Renaissance music sung by a consort of singers, The Company of Musicians.

The community magazine Sawston Scene was started by a group of volunteers in 1970, with the first issue printed in April of that year. It has been published almost every two months ever since, missing one issue for 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in June-July 2020. The magazine includes reports from county, district and parish councils as well as local groups and societies, a diary of local events, and a directory of local information.

Sport

The village has a variety of sports clubs. Sawston Rovers Football Club, who play their home fixtures at Mill Lane, compete in Kershaw Senior B with their reserve team in Mead Plant and Grab Division 4A. Sawston United Football Club, the village's other football club, sit currently one league lower.

The Cricket club, which is partnered with neighbouring village Babraham, has enjoyed lots of recent success. The 1st XI were promoted to the top tier of club cricket in 2019, The East Anglian Premier League. The 2nd XI compete in the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire League, with 3rd & 4th XI in the Cambridgeshire Juniors Leagues respectively. In 2020, the 1st XI finished runners up in their first season of EAPL cricket, losing a deciding playoff game with Swaredeston CC.

Sawston Rugby Union Football Club meanwhile is based on the village college site which currently competes in the Greene King Leagues

A cycle path linking Sawston with Babraham, and Babraham with Abington was completed in October 2010, at a cost of £350,000. The route will eventually cross the A11 using the existing footbridge and join the National Cycle Network route 11.

The village has been twinned with the German town of Selsingen since Klaus Bruno Pape's visit to Sawston in 1984, as a result of a link being established between the two in Walther Piroth of Frankfurt University's PhD thesis.

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  2. Sawston Cross, in: The Every-day Book and Table Book; or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Days, in Past and Present Times; Forming a Complete History of the Year, Months, and Seasons, and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac, Including Accounts of the Weather, Rules for Health and Conduct, Remarkable and Important Anecdotes, Facts, and Notices, in Chronology, Antiquities, Topography, Biography, Natural History, Art, Science, and General Literature; Derived from the Most Authentic Sources, and Valuable Original Communication, with Poetical Elucidations, for Daily Use and Diversion., ed. William Hone, (London: 1827) p 81-82. Retrieved on 3 July 2008.
  3. https://www.scambs.gov.uk/localplan
  4. http://www.sawston.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Full-minutes-March-2016.pdf
  5. https://www.scambs.gov.uk/sawston%20football%20stadium
  6. "SAWSTON PARISH COUNCIL (CAMBS)". Robert Young. Retrieved31 October 2019.
  7. "Election results for Sawston, 5 May 2016". 5 May 2016.
  8. Sawston Parish Council – About Us Archived 12 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  9. "LGBCE | Cambridgeshire County Council | LGBCE Site".
  10. https://linton.gpsurgery.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/372/2015/07/July-2015-Newsletter-re-merger.pdf
  11. Sawston Free Church
  12. St Mary's Church
  13. This church's page at the Cambridgeshire Churches website
  14. Christ Church South Cambs
  15. A Church Near You: CCSC
  16. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
  17. Sawston Cricket Club Website
  18. 1st Sawston Scout Group Website
  19. Sawston Youth Drama Website
  20. Sawston United Youth FC Website
  21. Sawston Girls Football
  22. Sawston Youth Group Website
  23. Sawston Cinema Website
  24. OWL website
  25. Sawston Free Church website
  26. Papworth Trust website
  27. Sawston Village History Society website
  28. Sawston Music Festival website
  29. Sawston Scene website
  30. http://www.sawstonrugby.org/
  31. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 May 2013. Retrieved12 November 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  32. "Sawston to Abington cycleway". Cambridgeshire County Council. Archived from the original on 16 September 2009. Retrieved25 October 2011.
  33. Sawston History FAQs
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Sawston
Sawston Language Watch Edit Sawston is a large village in Cambridgeshire in England situated on the River Cam about seven miles 11 km south of Cambridge It has a population of 7 260 1 SawstonSawstonLocation within CambridgeshirePopulation7 260 1 OS grid referenceTL487496DistrictSouth CambridgeshireShire countyCambridgeshireRegionEastCountryEnglandSovereign stateUnited KingdomPost townCambridgePostcode districtCB22Dialling code01223PoliceCambridgeshireFireCambridgeshireAmbulanceEast of EnglandUK ParliamentSouth CambridgeshireList of places UK England Cambridgeshire52 07 29 N 0 10 23 E 52 12471 N 0 17315 E 52 12471 0 17315 Coordinates 52 07 29 N 0 10 23 E 52 12471 N 0 17315 E 52 12471 0 17315 Contents 1 History 1 1 Prehistory 1 2 Domesday Book 1 3 Sawston Hall 1 4 Sawston Cross 1 5 Recent history 2 Geology 3 Industry 4 Sawston today 4 1 Local government 4 2 Health 4 3 Education 4 4 Churches 4 5 Youth and charity 4 6 Culture 4 7 Sport 5 Transport 6 International links 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory EditPrehistory Edit Although the current village of Sawston has only existed as anything more than a hamlet for 400 to 600 years there is evidence for a settlement in the vicinity dating back to the early Bronze Age almost 5000 years ago The northern high ground in Sawston would have been the only vantage point from which to view the ancient Hill figures discovered in the Wandlebury section of the Wheatsheaf Duxford Domesday Book Edit In the Domesday Book Sawston is recorded as being in the hundred of Whittlesford and the county of Cambridgeshire It is recorded to have 38 households placing it in the top 20 of settlements in terms of population It has 3 listed owners Count Robert of Mortain Geoffrey de Mandeville and Eudo the Steward One of the overlords in 1066 was reportedly Edward the Confessor Sawston Hall Edit Sawston Hall Sawston Hall is a Grade I listed Tudor manor house dating from the 16th century The hall boasts many fine features such as the magnificent Great Hall complete with Elizabethan panelling and a large Tudor fireplace with fireback dated 1571 The hall also has its own private chapel which is also panelled and has an 18th century decorated plaster ceiling and wonderful stained glass windows On the first floor the Long gallery and the bedroom where Queen Mary I was rumoured to have slept are also key features with original wide oak floorboards and exposed Brick wall The hall is surrounded by almost 60 acres 24 ha of grounds which includes a Site of Special Scientific Interest protected by Natural England due to the presence of Cambridge Milk Parsley a rare English native plant The ground also include a number of naturally fed springs woodland walks a half moat and a number of smaller landscaped gardens The Sawston estate was held by the Huddleston family from 1517 until the 1980s The Hall was thrust into the history books in 1553 when Mary Tudor soon to be Mary I of England fleeing imprisonment by the Duke of Northumberland spent the night at Sawston Hall Northumberland s soldiers followed Mary to Sawston forcing her to flee the next morning disguised as a dairymaid As she fled the soldiers put flame to the medieval manor destroying a large portion of the hall The Hall was re built by Sir John and Edmund Huddleston between 1557 and 1584 with the help of a licence granted by Queen Mary to use stone from Cambridge Castle During the re building Mary died and was succeeded by Elizabeth I This resulted in the inclusion of a number of priest holes in the building allowing the Huddleston family to continue their practice of the Catholic faith The priest s hole at the top of the spiral staircase at Sawston Hall is noted as one of the finest examples in the country During the Second World War Sawston Hall still under the ownership of the Huddlestons was the headquarters of the 66th Fighter Wing part of the USAAF Eighth Air Force An air raid shelter still remains in the grounds and on the top floor war time graffiti still adorns the walls In 1982 the Huddleston family sold the hall which became a language school until the present owner purchased the property in 2010 Sawston Hall sits adjacent to the earlier Norman styled St Mary s church Sawston Hall was the location used for the 1971 Michael Winner film The Nightcomers It was featured extensively including many scenes providing interior shots of the house throughout Sawston Cross Edit Until 1815 the village of Sawston had an ancient cross possibly erected by the Knights Templar The cross had many purposes even as a location where public officers administered justice during the 13th century It survived the rage of the Puritans in the civil wars but was torn down between the summer of 1815 and autumn of 1816 along with the surrounding amphitheatre like enclosure the stocks and ancient sycamore tree and sold by greedy village elders to make way for redevelopment William Hone s Table book includes a contributor s description when he stumbled across the villagers discussing whether or not to tear down the cross 2 A poem comparing Sawstonites to the Jews which would today appear to be highly controversial and antisemitic was subsequently penned and published in the 1827 journal The Jews of old as we ve been told And Scriptures pure disclose With harden d hearts drew lots for parts Of our Salvator s clothes The modern Jews the Sawstonites As harden d as the Israelites In ignorance still more gross Thinking they could no longer thrive By Christian means did means contrive Draw lots and sold the cross Recent history Edit Sawston has seen substantial development since the end of the Second World War and more recently a number of large housing estates have been constructed most notably to the north west and south of the village This development has led to the area of Sawston spreading into the small nearby village of Pampisford Sawston has been earmarked for development to meet Cambridgeshire s ever growing housing needs including in the 2013 Local Plan from South Cambridgeshire District Council currently under review by the Planning Inspectorate 3 Work on a new Community Hub which will be a flexible meeting place and re home the Library in temporary buildings following the 2012 fire at the Walnut Gallery SVC was due to commence during 2016 but as of April 2018 has still not started It will be located adjacent to the Marven Centre on New Road 4 As well as housing developments on either side of the Babraham Road approval has been given for the building of a 3 000 capacity football stadium to house Cambridge City F C 5 Geology EditThe underground structure of Sawston is the same as that of the region permeable chalk and impermeable clay The low lying nature of the village is indicative of a former flood plain which still tends towards the moist although comparatively recent dredging of the local ditches and rivers has alleviated the general flooding problem The chalky nature of the local geology provides for a clean if hard water supply as it is drawn from artesian wells in the area The chalk and clay in the area contains a large quantity of flint that often finds its way into older local construction There is a hill Huckeridge Hill to the north west of the village At 32 m it is a good viewpoint for Little Trees Hill itself the highest point of Magog Down in the Gog Magog Hills across the valley of the Granta Industry EditFor the last couple of hundred years the two principal industries in Sawston s environs have been Paper amp Printing and Leather The original paper mill in Sawston is on the current Spicers site named after the family who owned the mill in the last century This complex is located at the north west corner of the parish There are two sites in Sawston which support or have formerly supported Tanning facilities The site south of the village centre and backing onto the grounds of the Sawston manor house Sawston Hall is the Hutchins and Harding site The other site is on the southern border of the village crossing over into neighbouring Pampisford the Eastern Counties Leather site which has now been mostly converted into a general industrial estate These industries were introduced into Sawston to take advantage of the clean water supply Examination reveals that both sites are located on bore holes or streams A further large industrial estate exists in the north of the village adjacent to Babraham Road Sawston today EditLocal government Edit Arms of Sawston Parish Council CrestOn a Wreath of the Colours a Kingfisher wings elevated and addorsed grasping in the dexter claw a Roll of Parchment proper 6 BlazonGules fretty Argent a Bend wavy Azure fimbriated Or Sawston Parish Council has a nominal 19 seats so at the May 2016 elections 15 Councillors were elected unopposed for a period of two years 7 The Council moved to a new office building on Link Road in 2011 This incorporates an office for the village History Society Sawston Parish Council is active in many aspects of village life including village facilities recreation grounds community buildings etc and organising events such as annual bonfire nights 8 Sawston is a two seat Ward within the South Cambridgeshire District Council local government area This is responsible for Planning waste collection and the provision of local services such as street lighting It is currently represented by Clare Delderfield and Brian Milnes both of the Liberal Democrat Party and both elected in the 2018 South Cambridgeshire District Council election Sawston is a two seat Cambridgeshire County Council District with its last elections in May 2017 following Boundary Commission review 9 It is currently represented by Kevin Cuffley and Roger Hickford both of the Conservative party Nationally Sawston is in the South Cambridgeshire constituency for representation in the Westminster Parliament a seat currently held by Conservative Party Member of Parliament Anthony Browne incumbent since 2019 It hosts hustings every election in the Free Church Health Edit Sawston Medical Practice http www sawstonmedicalpractice co uk occupies a site on the London Road which was completed in 2008 This practice merged with the Linton Practice known collectively as the Granta Medical Practices effective from April 2016 10 Education Edit Sawston Village College Sawston Village College was the first ever village college to be built by Henry Morris in 1930 As of 2005 it has 1 085 pupils in 5 year groups and approximately 50 teaching staff The Principal as of 2018 is Jonathan Russell In addition to this the village also has The Bellbird Primary School previously the John Falkner Infant and the John Paxton Junior Schools Icknield Primary School and a number of nursery and preschool groups Social events in the village take place in the village s three churches community hall or two pubs or on the Sawston Village College site which incorporates a youth centre including theatre cinema an Assembly Hall which is also fitted out as a show venue and a new Arts Centre The Village College site also has a new large sports centre which was built in 2004 with two large halls a swimming pool and a gym On 6 September 2012 just a couple of days into the new term the school was devastated by a blaze that gutted the wing of the school containing the Walnut Gallery a community meeting room and the Public Library There were no casualties caused by what was believed to be an accident caused by the use of a blowtorch on window frames that were being repainted as part of ongoing refurbishment of the Walnut Gallery The wing has been rebuilt to include the Walnut Gallery and a new school reception in the rooms which formerly hosted the local library The library has since been housed in a temporary structure on the far side of the school grounds pending the building of the Community Hub see above Churches Edit The village has four churches Sawston Free Church 11 the parish church for the village of Sawston Saint Mary s Church 12 There are some pictures and a description at the Cambridgeshire Churches website 13 Christ Church South Cambs 14 also Church of England 15 and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 16 now under joint Parish leadership with Our Lady and the English Martyrs Cambridge Youth and charity Edit Due to its size the village hosts a large number of youth groups and clubs as well as some organised by the village college Notable organisations in the village include Sawston amp Babraham Cricket Club 17 who play at Spicers Sports Ground Sawston Rovers Football Club Boys Brigade Company Girls Brigade Company Air Training Corps Squadron 2461 Sawston Squadron Army Cadet Force 1st Sawston Scout Group 18 including Beaver Cub and Scout divisions of The Scout Association Girl Guides and Brownies Sawston Youth Drama 19 Sawston United Youth Football Club 20 Sawston Girls Football Club 21 Sawston Youth Group a large independent youth group 22 Sawston Cinema 23 Sawston is the base for the charity Opportunities Without Limits OWL which in 2010 merged with the Papworth Trust 24 OWL have their headquarters on the Village College site where they maintain the school gardens and hedges They incorporate a number of other training projects for adults with learning difficulties including a bike refurbishment and resell shop and a cafe attached to Sawston Free Church 25 in the high street 26 Culture Edit The village has a thriving history society 27 a book group and a twinning association Sawston is twinned with Selsingen Germany Since 2005 the village has had an annual music festival based around a weekend near Midsummer s Day 28 There are also regular musical events in St Mary s Church often of Renaissance music sung by a consort of singers The Company of Musicians The community magazine Sawston Scene was started by a group of volunteers in 1970 with the first issue printed in April of that year It has been published almost every two months ever since missing one issue for 2020 in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic and celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in June July 2020 The magazine includes reports from county district and parish councils as well as local groups and societies a diary of local events and a directory of local information 29 Sport Edit The village has a variety of sports clubs Sawston Rovers Football Club who play their home fixtures at Mill Lane compete in Kershaw Senior B with their reserve team in Mead Plant and Grab Division 4A Sawston United Football Club the village s other football club sit currently one league lower The Cricket club which is partnered with neighbouring village Babraham has enjoyed lots of recent success The 1st XI were promoted to the top tier of club cricket in 2019 The East Anglian Premier League The 2nd XI compete in the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire League with 3rd amp 4th XI in the Cambridgeshire Juniors Leagues respectively In 2020 the 1st XI finished runners up in their first season of EAPL cricket losing a deciding playoff game with Swaredeston CC Sawston Rugby Union Football Club meanwhile is based on the village college site 30 which currently competes in the Greene King Leagues 31 Transport EditA cycle path linking Sawston with Babraham and Babraham with Abington was completed in October 2010 at a cost of 350 000 32 The route will eventually cross the A11 using the existing footbridge and join the National Cycle Network route 11 International links EditThe village has been twinned with the German town of Selsingen since Klaus Bruno Pape s visit to Sawston in 1984 as a result of a link being established between the two in Walther Piroth of Frankfurt University s PhD thesis 33 See also EditList of places in Cambridgeshire Largest village in EnglandReferences Edit a b Sawston Population Report Sawston Cross in The Every day Book and Table Book or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements Sports Pastimes Ceremonies Manners Customs and Events Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty Five Days in Past and Present Times Forming a Complete History of the Year Months and Seasons and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac Including Accounts of the Weather Rules for Health and Conduct Remarkable and Important Anecdotes Facts and Notices in Chronology Antiquities Topography Biography Natural History Art Science and General Literature Derived from the Most Authentic Sources and Valuable Original Communication with Poetical Elucidations for Daily Use and Diversion ed William Hone London 1827 p 81 82 Retrieved on 3 July 2008 https www scambs gov uk localplan http www sawston org uk wp content uploads 2016 04 Full minutes March 2016 pdf https www scambs gov uk sawston 20football 20stadium SAWSTON PARISH COUNCIL CAMBS Robert Young Retrieved 31 October 2019 Election results for Sawston 5 May 2016 5 May 2016 Sawston Parish Council About Us Archived 12 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine LGBCE Cambridgeshire County Council LGBCE Site https linton gpsurgery net wp content uploads sites 372 2015 07 July 2015 Newsletter re merger pdf Sawston Free Church St Mary s Church This church s page at the Cambridgeshire Churches website Christ Church South Cambs A Church Near You CCSC Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Sawston Cricket Club Website 1st Sawston Scout Group Website Sawston Youth Drama Website Sawston United Youth FC Website Sawston Girls Football Sawston Youth Group Website Sawston Cinema Website OWL website Sawston Free Church website Papworth Trust website Sawston Village History Society website Sawston Music Festival website Sawston Scene website http www sawstonrugby org Archived copy Archived from the original on 21 May 2013 Retrieved 12 November 2012 CS1 maint archived copy as title link Sawston to Abington cycleway Cambridgeshire County Council Archived from the original on 16 September 2009 Retrieved 25 October 2011 Sawston History FAQsExternal links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Sawston Official website of Sawston Parish Council 2001 Census Sawston Scene 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