Trumpington Village Sign unveiled June 2010, designed by Sheila Betts.
Trumpington Local History Group
Trumpington timeline:
2001 - present
Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2017. Updated 4 May 2017.
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Edited by Andrew Roberts

The latest stage in Trumpington's history: 2001 to the present, urban
growth including transport links, housing developments, new primary and
secondary schools, community facilities and green spaces. One of a series
of pages with
Trumpington's timeline.
2003
Publication of Trumpington Local History Group's Trumpington
Past & Present
.
Local History Group web page:
Group publications
Front cover of Trumpington Past & Present.
2007
The end of farming on the Clay Farm and the
Showground sites, when the land is sold for
housing development (further crops are
grown in 2009 when the housing plans are
delayed).
Local History Group web page:
Farms and
farming in Trumpington
Harvesting the Showground fields, Clay Farm, Trumpington, looking west towards Shelford Road. Photo: Andrew Roberts, August 2007.
Harvesting the Showground fields, Clay Farm.
Photo: Andrew Roberts, August 2007.
Front cover of Trumpington Past & Present.
Trumpington
Community College on
the day of its official
opening, 23 September
2016. Source:
Trumpington
Community College.
October 2008
Celebration of the centenary of the opening of the Village
Hall, October 2008.
Local History Group web page: Village Hall Centenary
Exhibition and Reception
Poster designed by Stephen Brown.
Group at the opening reception of the Trumpington Village Hall Centenary exhibition. Photo: Cambridge Evening News, 20 October 2008.
Opening of the Trumpington Village Hall
Centenary exhibition. Photo: Cambridge Evening
News, 20 October 2008.
Poster designed by Stephen
Brown, October 2008.
October 2008
Trumpington Residents' Association (TRA) becomes a
company limited by guarantee (and a registered charity
in October 2010).
Sources of information:
Trumpington Residents'
Association (TRA web site)
November 2009
Opening of the redeveloped Trumpington
Pavilion by the Mayor of Cambridge,
Councillor Russ McPherson.
Sources of information:
Trumpington Pavilion
opening weekend (TRA web site)
Cutting the ribbon at the opening of Trumpington Pavilion. Photo: Stephen Brown, 14 November 2009.
Cutting the ribbon at the opening of
Trumpington Pavilion. Photo: Stephen Brown.
2010
Sale of Trumpington Rectory into private hands.
June 2010
Revision of the Parliamentary Boundary, Trumpington transferred from South Cambridgeshire
to Cambridge City, Julian Huppert (Liberal Democrat) elected MP.
Sources of information:
List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Cambridgeshire (Wikipedia);
Julian Huppert web site
June 2010
Unveiling of the new village sign by
the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor
Sheila Stuart.
Local History Group web pages:
Unveiling of the sign and an
introduction to the village signs
Councillor Sheila Stuart, the Mayor of Cambridge, and local children from Fawcett School, at the unveiling of the new village sign, 15 June 2010. Photo: Stephen Brown.
Councillor Sheila Stuart, the Mayor
of Cambridge, and local children
from Fawcett School, at the
unveiling of the new village sign.
Photo: Stephen Brown, 15 June
2010.
October 2010
Opening of Addenbrooke's Road, linking
Hauxton Road, Shelford Road and
Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Cambridge
Biomedical Campus. The road also provides
access to the Glebe Farm and Clay Farm
houding development areas.
Sources of information: TRA diary about the
construction of Addenbrooke's Road
Local History Group web page: Opening of
Addenbrooke's Road
Participants at the opening of Addenbrooke’s Road. Photo: Cambridgeshire County Council, 27 October 2010.
The opening of Addenbrooke's Road.
Photos: Cambridgeshire County Council
and Andrew Roberts, 27 October 2010.
November 2010
Opening of Fawcett Children's Centre at
Fawcett School, 13 November 2010, in the
presence of Julian Huppert MP, City
Councillor Sheila Stuart and County
Councillor Linda Oliver. The Centre is part of
the Sure Start network of services for young
children and their parents.
Sources of information:
Fawcett Children's
Centre
Local History Group web page: History of
Fawcett School
Trumpington Pavilion: the entrance and frontage. Photo: Stephen Brown, 29 July 2009.
TRA logo.
Trumpington Pavilion entrance and frontage.
Photo: Stephen Brown, 29 July 2009.
2002
Opening of a Branch Surgery in Beverley Way on land to the rear of the Village Hall, part of
the Trumpington Street Medical Practice.
Sources of information:
Local History Group web page:
History of the Village Hall, the 2000s
May 2008
Opening of Trumpington Community Orchard at the eastern
end of Trumpington Allotments, off Foster Road. Over a
number of years, the site had been cleared of debris, bird and
bat boxes had been erected in the cherry thicket and a
hedgerow had been laid. The area was then planted with 19
Cambridgeshire Heritage apple trees and two plum trees. It
was officially opened by the Mayor of Cambridge on 4 May
2008.
Sources of information:
Trumpington Community Orchard
Web site.
Opening of the Trumpington Community Orchard, with Ceri Galloway, Councillor Jenny Bailey (Mayor of Cambridge) and Jennifer Liddle. Photo: Andrew Roberts, May 2008
Opening of the Trumpington Community Orchard. Photo: Andrew Roberts, May 2008.
Opening of the Trumpington Community
Orchard, with Ceri Galloway, Councillor
Jenny Bailey (Mayor of Cambridge), Jennifer
Liddle. Photo: Andrew Roberts, May 2008.
January 2006
Publication of a development framework for the southern fringe of Cambridge focused on
Trumpington. After two years of consultation, this provided planning guidance to the councils
and developers putting forward plans for new housing and infrastructure around Trumpington.
It formed the starting point for the planning applications for Trumpington Meadows, Glebe
Farm and Clay Farm. The report has detailed information about the area.
Sources of information: Cambridge City Council (2006).
Cambridge Southern Fringe Area
Development Framework.
September 2004
Reflecting its concern that impending housing developments
should be of benefit to all of Trumpington, the Trumpington
Residents' Association published a report on the future of the area,
with proposals for a community centre, schools, a medical
practice and biodiversity. The report had a positive influence of
planners and developers.
Sources of information: Trumpington Residents' Association
(2004).
Future Development of a Historically Important Parish.
Front cover of the TRA development report.
Front cover of the TRA Development Report.
October 2010
The Trumpington Conservation Area was extended on 5 October 2010 (first designated on 25
February 1969 and extended on 2 July 1998).
Sources of information:
Cambridge City Council and Trumpington pages.
2001
Construction of the Trumpington Park & Ride site on
part of the former PBI/Monsanto land to the west of
Hauxton Road. The site was selected after a lengthy
search. It opened in November 2001.
Sources of information:
Traffic Management web
site. Trumpington Local History Group (2000).
20th
Century Trumpington
, page 64.
Trumpington Park & Ride site, with a P&R bus and an Addenbrooke’s shuttle. Photo: Andrew Roberts, August 2007.
Trumpington Park & Ride site, with a
P&R bus and Addenbrooke's shuttle.
Photo: Andrew Roberts, August 2007.
Clare Wilkinson  (Manager of the Centre), Julian Huppert MP, Councillor Sheila Stuart (Mayor of Cambridge, 2010-11) and Councillor Linda Oliver (Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council) at the opening of the Fawcett Children’s Centre, 13 November 2010. Source: Clare Wilkinson.
Clare Wilkinson (Manager of the Centre), Julian
Huppert MP, Councillor Sheila Stuart (Mayor of
Cambridge, 2010-11) and Councillor Linda
Oliver (Chair of Cambridgeshire County
Council) at the opening of Fawcett Children's
Centre, 13 November 2010. Source: Clare
Wilkinson.
Celebration cake at the opening of the Fawcett Children’s Centre, November 2010. Source: Clare Wilkinson.
Celebration cake at the opening of Fawcett
Children's Centre, November 2010. Source:
Clare Wilkinson.
2001
2001 census, population of Trumpington Ward 6554 (note that the ward is a larger area than the
parish, reaching north into Cambridge, so the figure is not comparable to censuses pre-1931).
Sources of information:
National Statistics web site.
Updated map of Trumpington showing Addenbrooke's Road (Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service, reproduced with permission of Ordnance Survey), December 2010.
Updated map of Trumpington showing
Addenbrooke's Road (Ordnance Survey
Get-a-map), December 2010.
Street sign near Shelford Road, the day of the opening of Addenbrooke’s Road. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 27 October 2010.
October 2010
The Parish Church Bakehouse was opened on
3 October 2010. The building once formed
part of the old vicarage outbuildings and was
refurbished to include a church office and a
meeting space.
Sources of information:
Trumpington Parish
Church Web site.
Timeline pages
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31 January 2005
Designation of Byron's Pool as a Local Nature
Reserve.
Sources of information: Information panel at
Byron's Pool (December 2010).
Cambridge
City Local Nature Reserves Web page
[accessed 15 January 2011].
Looking downstream along the riverside footpath at Byron’s Pool. Photo: Andrew Roberts, March 2008.
Looking downstream along the riverside
footpath at Byron's Pool. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, March 2008.
August 2011
Official opening of the fish pass at Byron's
Pool, 25 August 2011. When the weir was
reconstructed in 1949, it cut off the upper part
of the River Cam: the fish pass enables fish
(including minnows, chub and brown trout) to
bypass the weir. It was formed along the route
of an existing drainage channel. Project led by
Ellis Selway, Community Reserves Officer,
Cambridge City Council.
Sources of information: Ellis Selway and
information panel at the weir.
Ellis Selway (second from left) talking to participants at the opening of the Byron’s Pool fish pass, including Councillor Ian Nimmo-Smith, Mayor of Cambridge, 25 August 2011. Photo: Ellis Selway.
Byron’s Pool and the outflow of the fish pass, during the opening of the fish pass, 25 August 2011. Photo: Ellis Selway.
Above: Ellis Selway (second from left) talking
to participants at the opening of the Byron's
Pool fish pass, including Councillor Ian
Nimmo-Smith, Mayor of Cambridge. Below:
Byron's Pool and the outflow of the fish pass.
Opening of the fish pass, 25 August 2011.
Photos: Ellis Selway.
August 2011
The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway opened
on Sunday 7 August 2011 and services started
in the Trumpington area on Monday 8 August
2011. The route through Trumpington follows
the line of the former Bedford-Cambridge
railway from Trumpington Park & Ride site to
Cambridge station with a branch to
Adenbrooke's Hospital.
Sources of information: Cambridgeshire
Guided Busway,
Busway web site.
Local History Group web page:
How the
Cambridgeshire Guided Busway came to
Trumpington, Peter Dawson.
Services on the Busway through Trumpington, a bus in the cutting under Hauxton Road bridge, October 2011. Photos: Andrew Roberts.
Services on the Busway through Trumpington, bus at the Trumpington stop, October 2011. Photos: Andrew Roberts.
Services on the Busway through Trumpington,
October 2011. Photos: Andrew Roberts.
Turf-cutting ceremony at the start of construction of Trumpington Meadows Primary School: teachers Judith Osler (left) and Jo Chrich (right), County Councillor John Powley and children. Photo: Jenny Blackhurst, 10 September 2012.
September 2012
Work started on the construction of
Trumpington Meadows Primary School with a
turf-cutting ceremony at the site to the west of
the John Lewis building, 10 September 2012.
The County Council was represented by
Councillor John Powley (Chair) and the
school by teachers (Judith Osler and Jo
Chrich) and pupils from Fawcett School.
Source of information: Jenny Blackhurst and
The Trumpington Federation schools.
August 2012
An electronic play space was opened on King George V
Playing Field by Councillor Sheila Stuart, Mayor of
Cambridge, on 1 August 2012.
The opening was attended by local residents and children as
well as Council staff and representatives of Kompan, the
supplier.
Local History Group web page:
Opening of Electronic play
space, August 2012.
Opening of electronic play space on King
George V Playing Field, 1 August 2012. Photo:
Wendy Roberts.
Opening of electronic play space on King George V Playing Field by Councillor Sheila Stuart, Mayor of Cambridge, 1 August 2012. Photo: Wendy Roberts.
Turf-cutting ceremony for Trumpington
Meadows Primary School. Photo: Jenny
Blackhurst, 10 September 2012.
April 2011
There was a local celebration of the Royal
Wedding of Prince William and Catherine
Middleton on Friday 29 April 2011. This was
held at Trumpington Pavilion, with activities
in the hall and playing field. The Mayor of
Cambridge, Councillor Sheila Stuart, took part
in the events, while being interviewed for her
views on the designation of the new Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge which had only been
announced that morning.
Local History Group web page:
Royal
Wedding celebration, 29 April 2011.
Watching the Royal Wedding broadcast,
Trumpington Pavilion. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 29 April 2011.
Watching the Royal Wedding broadcast, Trumpington Pavilion. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 29 April 2011.
August-December 2012
Occupation of the first homes in the major
development areas of Trumpington Meadows,
Glebe Farm and Clay Farm.
Contracts were
exchanged for the first houses to be completed
on the Trumpington Meadows development in
August 2012, followed by homes on Glebe
Farm and Clay Farm.
Source of information:
Trumpington Residents'
Association, Vicky Hathrell, Cambridge City
Council.
Above right: Spring Drive, Trumpington
Meadows, September 2012.
Right: Homes on Martin Road, Glebe Farm, 18
November 2012.
Below left: The launch of the Seven Acres
development, Clay Farm, 15 September 2012.
Below right: Completed homes on the Abode
development, Clay Farm, 15 December 2012.
The first completed properties on Trumpington Meadows, Spring Drive off Hauxton Road. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 September 2012.
June 2012
A number of local events were held over the
long weekend of 2-5 June 2012, to celebrate
the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
These included Denis Wilson Court, 2 June,
Big Lunch, Trumpington Pavilion, 3 June,
Street Party, Wingate Way and Wingate Close,
5 June.
Local History Group web page:
Local
Celebrations of Queen's Diamond Jubilee,
June 2012.
Diamond Jubilee street party, Wingate Way
and Wingate Close, 5 June 2012. Photo:
Martin and Sylvia Jones.
Diamond Jubilee street party held in Wingate Way and Wingate Close, 5 June 2012. Photo: Martin and Sylvia Jones.
Opening of the Bakehouse, 3 October 2010.
Jess Rattenbury and Mary Pitman cutting
the ribbon, with Jonas and Rosie Moore and
Rev. Andy Chrich. Photo: Stephen Brown.
Opening of the Bakehouse, Trumpington Church, 3 October 2010. Jess Rattenbury and Mary Pitman cutting the ribbon, with Jonas and Rosie Moore and Rev. Andy Chrich. Photo: Stephen Brown.
September 2013
Trumpington Meadows Primary School
opened on 5 September 2013, with the first
pupils transferring from Fawcett School.
Source of information:
Trumpington Meadows
Primary School.
Trumpington Meadows Primary School,
public open day before the opening of the
school and the first day of term. Photo:
Andrew Roberts, 4 September 2013.
Trumpington Meadows Primary School, public open day before the opening of the school and the first day of term. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 4 September 2013.
7 July 2014
Day 3 of the 2014 Tour de France, 7
July 2014: the race started in
Cambridge, and came along
Trumpington Road, Trumpington High
Street and Shelford Road, before
continuing to London. Local roads
were closed from 7 am and the race
came past at 12:30 pm.
Local History Group web page:
The
Tour de France in Trumpington, July
2014.
The peloton passing the Tollhouse on Trumpington High Street. Photo: Bridget Johnson, 7 July 2014.
The peloton passing the Tollhouse on
Trumpington High Street. Photo:
Bridget Johnson, 7 July 2014.
Front cover of Trumpingtons Fallen Heroes
October 2014
Trumpington’s Fallen Heroes of World
War I
, written by Ken Fletcher,
published by the Trumpington Local
History Group in October 2014. The
booklet is in memory of the soldiers
from Trumpington who lost their
lives in the Great War, published 100
years after the start of the War.
Local History Group web page:
Trumpington’s Fallen Heroes, October
2014.
Front cover of
Trumpington’s Fallen
Heroes
.
January 2015
Completion of 1000 homes in the new
developments of Trumpington
Meadows, Glebe Farm and Clay Farm,
with a 1000th Homes celebration at
Trumpington Meadows Primary
School, 25 January 2015.
Source of information: Trumpington
Neighbourhood Team.
1000 Homes event, 25 January 2015.
Chinese Dragon Dance performance during the 1000th Homes event, Trumpington Meadows school hall, 25 January 2015.
Flyer promoting the 1000th Homes
event, Vicky Hathrell, Cambridge City
Council.
Chinese Dragon Dance performance
during the event, Trumpington
Meadows school hall. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 25 January 2015.
February 2015
Completion of work by Cambridge City
Council to renovate the surroundings of
Trumpington War Memorial, 16
February 2015.
Source of information: David Ifould,
Cambridge City Council.
Local History Group web page:
Trumpington War Memorial.
The War Memorial and High Street after renovation of the surroundings, 17 February 2015.
The War Memorial after the renovation
of the surroundings. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 17 February 2015.
The launch of the Skanska Seven Acres development, Clay Farm, 15 September 2012.
Completed homes on the Abode development, Clay Farm, 15 December 2012.
Homes on Martin Road on the frontage with Addenbrookes Road, Glebe Farm, 18 November 2012.
Homes on Northrop Road facing Lime Avenue, Aura development, 22 October 2014.
Autumn 2014
Occupation of the first homes in the northern
part of the Clay Farm development, the Aura
development off Long Road.
Source of information:
Trumpington Residents'
Association, Vicky Hathrell, Cambridge City
Council.
Homes on Northrop Road facing Lime Avenue,
Aura development. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22
October 2014.
September 2016
Trumpington Community College
opened in its new buildings on Lime
Avenue at the beginning of the autumn
term. It was officially opened by HRH
the Duke of Gloucester on 23
September 2016.
Source of information:
Trumpington
Community College, Trumpington
Community College opening.
HRH the Duke of Gloucester at the opening of Trumpington Community College, 23 September 2016. Source: Trumpington Community College.
HRH the Duke of Gloucester at the
opening of Trumpington Community
College, 23 September 2016. Source:
Trumpington Community College.
Trumpington Community College on the day of its official opening, 23 September 2016. Source: Trumpington Community College.
September 2015
A major extension to Fawcett Primary
School opened to the east of the original
building
.
Source of information:
Fawcett Primary
School
.
The extension to Fawcett Primary School. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 1 November 2015.
The original entrance to Fawcett Primary School and commemorative tree. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 1 November 2015.
Above: the extension to Fawcett
Primary School.

Below: the original entrance to Fawcett
Primary School and commemorative
tree. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 1
November 2015.
June 2016
Trumpington Meadows County Park
and Nature Reserve officially opened
on 11 June 2016, with a Discovery
Day. The park is managed by the
Wildlife Trust.

Source of information:
Wildlife Trust:
Trumpington Meadows
; TRA page:
Trumpington Meadows Country Park
.
Trumpington Meadows Country Park Discovery Day: guided walk on the pier at the pond. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 11 June 2016.
Above: Trumpington
Meadows Country Park
Discovery Day: guided
walk on the pier at the
pond. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, 11 June 2016.
Below:
poster for the
Trumpington Meadows
Country Park Discovery
Day, 11 June 2016.
Wildlife Trust, June 2016.
April 2017
On 1 April 2017, the land within South
Cambridgeshire District Council between
the City Council boundary and Hauxton
Mill was transferred from Haslingfield
parish into the new civil parish of South
Trumpington (the area between the City
boundary and the M11) and Hauxton
parish (the area between the M11 and
Hauxton Mill). South Trumpington
parish includes part of the Trumpington
Meadows housing development,
Trumpington Meadows Primary School
and Trumpington Meadows Country
Park.
Source of information:
District Council
Community Governance Review
.
Progress with homes on the southern part of Osprey Drive, Trumpington Meadows, seen from the entrance to the primary school on Osprey Drive. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 26 February 2017.
Progress with homes on the southern part of Osprey
Drive, Trumpington Meadows, seen from the
entrance to the primary school on Osprey Drive.
Photo: Andrew Roberts, 26 February 2017.