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Histon Hornets U10 (Blue) v Cherry Hinton Lions

    This week, the Histon Hornets U10 (blue) team welcomed the Cherry Hinton Lions (U10) to the Histon & Impington recreation ground. On a perfect early Autumn morning, both teams were ready and raring to go – like excited flat-capped Whippets ready for the chase. […]

Histon Hornets U10 (Blue) v Cherry Hinton Lions 2016-10-26T12:11:35+00:00

Newmarket Town Blue vs Histon Hornets Blue

Mini Soccer Cup The boy’s last game saw them travel to Newmarket Town football club to play a cup match on the newly laid 3G pitch. Once the boys got over the distraction of what footwear they were permitted to wear they all got their game faces on and began the warm up. After introducing Sav (MK Dons Ladies goalkeeper) as the new member of the coaching team the boys were itching to get going. […]

Newmarket Town Blue vs Histon Hornets Blue 2016-10-21T10:16:58+00:00

Cottenham U10 – Histon Hornets U10 (Blue)

Following on from a great game against Haslingfield recently, the Histon Hornets U10 boys were ready raring to go again for Saturday’s local derby against Cottenham U10. Right from the whistle Histon had one thing in mind, pass move and attack. The Histon boys had the better of the early first half exchanges. Following great team movement with the Histon defence winning the ball and passing through the midfield, Alistair picked up the ball, opened up the Cottenham defence to score a terrific goal! […]

Cottenham U10 – Histon Hornets U10 (Blue) 2016-10-21T09:43:42+00:00

Haslingfield v Histon Hornets U10 (Blue)

Following on from a very healthy win at home last week against Spartak,  Histon Hornets U10 may well have felt justifiably confident for the first away fixture of the season. However, today’s opponents Haslingfield U10 had other ideas. From the opening few minutes of the game, it became clear that Histon were in for a hard game. Haslingfield were first to the ball, pressurised the Histon players into mistakes and picked up every loose ball. […]

Haslingfield v Histon Hornets U10 (Blue) 2016-10-21T09:43:42+00:00

About the Histon Hornets

We're immensely proud to be the 2016 sponsors of a local youth football team - the Histon Hornets U10 (Blue). Getting children involved in team sports from an early age is such a good thing to do and lays the foundation for so many life skills. You can follow their progress via their match reports in this section. You'll see that we don't publish the results. This is deliberate and part of the FA RESPECT protocol aimed at promoting good sportsmanship and helping to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game, regardless of the score. [layerslider id="1"]

About the Histon Hornets 2017-12-08T15:19:51+00:00

What’s in a name?

Allow me to set the scene Back when we started out as independent punt operators, there were just two of us, each with our own boat, working together as a partnership. As time went by, we added more punts and, as a consequence, needed more people to work with us to help take the tours and find people to go on them. In those days, we jokingly referred to ourselves as 'Team Awesome' (yeah, I know - it might seem a bit cringe-worthy looking back on it but it seemed like a good idea at the time!). In those days, punting was still, largely, a summer activity, most operators ceased trading altogether during the winter, or ran a very limited service. It was during one of those winter breaks that I decided to build us a website to help promote our business and perhaps bring in some advance bookings. Whilst trying to find a suitable domain name (website address), I discovered that most of the ones with punting in Cambridge (or words to that effect) had already been taken. Looking back, had I been a little bit more imaginative, I might have been able to find something (e.g. our current website address www.puntcambridge.co.uk may have been available). However, I decided to take a different approach and got inspiration from our tout boards, which all had Cambridge River Tour written on them. Perfect, I thought. It's very 'Ronseal' it describes what we do and has the added advantage of making sense to people who have never actually heard of (at least in the context of Cambridge and boats) punting. I registered both the .co.uk and the .com domains and set about building a website (now on [...]

What’s in a name? 2016-10-21T09:43:42+00:00

An E-luminating Festival!

We all know that Cambridge is a great place to visit in the summer when the sun is (hopefully) shining, the days are long and the weather is balmy. But there are plenty of reasons to visit the city all year round. Every year for the last 4 years, the e-lumiate festival Cambridge has been showcasing some of Cambridge's most famous buildings in a new light (pun intended) and this year was no exception. With a number of installations around the city: Great St. Mary's Church; the University Library; Gonville & Caius college were just a few of the iconic locations lit up as part of the 2016 festival, held between 12th & 17th February. They say a picture tells a thousand words so here's video and some pictures we shot on the last night of the festival. You can see a few more on our instagram feed and also on the gallery page. Senate House, Cambridge during e-luminate 2016   Make sure you keep a window in your diary for next year.

An E-luminating Festival! 2017-12-08T15:33:51+00:00

Oliver Cromwell – the man who died twice?

On this day in 1661 Oliver Cromwell was executed. Whilst that in itself might not seem that remarkable, given his role in the English Civil War and the fact that Charles II was now on the throne, what made it more unusual was that he had died two years earlier. 12 years after the execution of Charles I, Cromwell was exhumed and subjected to a ritual (drawn and quartered - all the delightful things they used to like to do to people in those days), posthumous execution as a form of punishment (not sure how you're meant to punish someone who's already dead but we'll leave that one to the historians!). Following Cromwell's execution, his severed head was put on a spike outside Westminster Hall, as a warning to any other traitors. It remained there until 1685 when it became dislodged during a storm, after which it was passed amongst private collectors and museums until 1960, when it was finally laid to rest under the chapel of Sydney Sussex college. Cromwell had strong links to Cambridgeshire, hailing from Huntingdon originally, he studied at Sydney Sussex and is said to have garrisoned his troops for a while at King's College in Cambridge, resulting in the demolition of all but Clare College bridge (now the oldest bridge in Cambridge) in order to make it easier to defend the city. Clare bridge, Cambridge's oldest surviving bridge

Oliver Cromwell – the man who died twice? 2017-01-30T11:59:52+00:00

Welcome to our new website!

Hello there! Welcome to Cambridge River Tours. Thanks for joining us. We’re really proud to launch our new, mobile responsive website. It’s been a busy year so far which has meant we’ve had to delay today’s launch, and there’s still lots of new content to be created. But, in the meantime, you should now find it much easier to book to go punting with us, either on a private tour or with one of our eTickets, especially if you’re using a mobile device. […]

Welcome to our new website! 2016-10-21T09:43:43+00:00