December 2015

What happened to November?

These snippets are taken from the Parish Magazine of the Camps Deanery for Christmas 1911. Courtesy of the Cambridge Collection.

Over the festive season all the school children and some others came at the invitation of the Rector and Mrs Burrell to a tea and Christmas Tree (in the school). The Christmas Tree was supposed to be a surprise, and many of the children were astonished and audibly expressed their delight when the sliding doors of Schoolroom were withdrawn and the tree shone forth in all its bravery of light and decorations.   There were presents for all.

On Boxing Night, a social evening was held in the School, which was attended by a very large number of Balsham people and by several from neighbouring parishes. Dancing Games and songs were included in the evening's programme. The proceeds, which amounted to £2. 1s. 6d. were given to the Church Institute Fund.

Wishing you all a peaceful and pleasant Christmas from the Map Group.