Annual Reviews

Each year we now produce an 'Annual Review' for Friends and Members, which incorporates a summary of our formal Year-end Report, plus what we hope are some interesting highlights of the year in question.

Previous Annual Reviews can be downloaded here:

2020 Annual Review

2019 Annual Review

2018 Annual Review

2017 Annual Review

2016 Annual Review

2015 Annual Review

2014 Annual Review

2013 Annual Review

Members and Friends are sent these annual reviews as soon as they are produced each summer, and have an opportunity to attend our AGM each October and raise any issues.

If you would like to become a Friend, you can read more on our Join Us page, and then complete the application form.


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Tribute to founding Trustee Joan Barnes

joan_barnes_453It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that Joan Barnes died early yesterday morning, 1st November.  She was approaching her 95th birthday.  Joan had been ill for some time and had been in a coma at Arthur Rank Hospice.

Joan, and her husband Ray, were instigators in the project to buy the land, later to become Magog Down. Along with Christopher South and Colin Davison, she was a founding Member of The Magog Trust.  As Chairman of the Parish Council at the time, she was able to involve many in the community and beyond, in fund raising and with others, in obtaining grants and approaching the business world of Cambridge.   

She gave tirelessly to the events that were held both on the Down and around the county persuading others to become involved.  She and Ray have a lasting memorial on Magog Down in Barnes Copse.

Kathleen Foreman, Trustee.


The funeral will take place at St Mary's Church, Great Shelford, on Monday 15th November 2021 at 10am followed by interment in Stapleford Cemetery. No flowers please, but donations if wished for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity may be sent c/o H. J. Paintin Ltd, 43 High Street, Linton, Cambridge CB21 4HS .

November 2021

Old Newsletters

Up until 2011 we produced a twice-yearly Newsletter, and you can still download copies of some of these here:

pdf_logo_smallSpring/Summer 2011

pdf_logo_smallAutumn/Winter 2010

Spring 2010

Autumn/Winter 2009

Spring 2009

In 2011 the re-designed website was launched, and so the decision was taken to stop producing these Newsletters, and instead to use this website as the main means of communication for news and articles of interest.

This move away from a regular Newsletter meant that more of the Members' and Friends' subscriptions could be spent directly on the costs of upkeep and husbandry on the Down.

We would love every regular visitor to Magog Down to help support its upkeep by becoming a Friend. Read more on our Join Us page, and then complete the application form.