Dr Stephen Porter is the retired archivist of Charterhouse in London. If you've read the book you'll know that they have a long standing connection with Balsham and the 1617 map was commissioned by Charterhouse to show the land they owned around our village.
Dr Porter kindly wrote a piece in our book about this subject and is also a very well published author. His opinion mattered so much to us so we were thrilled to get this email this week.
If you haven't read the piece then you can order a copy of our ebook for just £5 or the print book for £15 plus postage right here.