Toft is a small village based in the South West of Cambridgeshire, approximately 6 miles from the City of Cambridge. The parish is intersected by the Greenwich Meridian. In the 2001 Census, Toft had 219 households and a population of 583. The name "Toft" is derived from an old Viking word meaning "curtilage" or "homestead". Toft was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 (as Tofth), then having a population of about 193.
Toft has two churches, St Andrews' Parish Church and the Methodist Church, which under a covenant between the two, means they are collectively called "the Church in Toft", sharing both social and religious events for the community.
Given it's size, the village has a surprisingly active social scene with regular coffee mornings, Brownies, Social Club and similar activities. The village hall, known as the People's Hall, has recently been extended and upgraded - this offers excellent facilities and houses the very active Social Club.
The village has a combined Village Store and Post Office. There is a small playground equipped with activity equipment.
The Big Toft Breakfast was a great success - thanks to everyone who came along and supported it. We'll post the results soon.
Toft People's Hall 50th Anniversary Party - photos here.
|03 July||Toft Choir Summer Concert||Church in Toft
Toft Choir Summer Concert
|04 July||Parish Council Meeting||Toft Parish Council
|16 July||Bridge of Spies (Cert 12)||Toft Film Club
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
|23 July||Toft Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday||Toft Social Club
TSC are celebrating Shakespeare birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death with an evening of fine food and entertainment.
The Toft Calendar is published once a month - click here for the latest edition
The 2015 Toft Calendar was produced by the Toft People's Art Group - a group that meets every other Thursday to enjoy art and drawing.
You can download a copy by clicking here (5.8Mb)
The 2013 Toft Calendar was produced as a fund raiser for the improvements to the village hall, and was composed from photographs taken of the scarecrows in Toft over the Diamond Jubilee Weekend.
You can download a copy by clicking here (1.8Mb)