You’re invited to our Book Launch

Reserve your FREE ticket here

celebrating the publication of
Balsham, a village story 1617-2017

Join us on Thursday November 16th, 2017
at The Black Bull, Balsham 

Morning launch • 10.30am - 12noon
Copies of the book available.

Evening launch • 6pm-9pm
Featuring an exhibition, a talk on the making of a book, giveaways and discounts. 

Balsham, a village story 1617-2017 will retail for £15.


Free copy of the book for Balsham residents

The Balsham Map Project agreed at the start of the project to give one copy to each Balsham household for free. To get your copy in advance please come to the launch and look out for the leaflet in the Balsham Review November issue which you will need to complete and bring with you plus proof of address. We will also distribute copies of the book after the launch to households unable to attend.

We welcome your donations.

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Imagine the excitement of dusting down sheets of a vellum map, draw in 1617 by one of the most highly respected surveyors of Elizabethan England. Then finding out that the quiet Cambridgeshire village of Balsham was a thriving village with significant wealth, traded by the Crown and fought over by rich families. Come and join us on a journey through 400 years of history of a village. Read about historic maps, uncover the stories behind streets and houses from the owners themselves and the landscape still reveals our ancestors footsteps.