Plough Monday is the first Monday after Epiphany (January 6 or ‘twelfth night’ as it is also known) and celebration seems to have covered much of the eastern half of the country, particularly in small rural villages.
Would you have chosen a different cover? What image from the book do you think would make a great cover? Why not let us know at our Talks, Tea and Cake event on May 27th from 2-5pm in Balsham? Join us for a cuppa and quiz the team on how to make a book - Berenice, our award-winning designer and 'book coach' will be there to answer your questions publishing a book. You can find out about maps from Dr. Seppe Cassettari and buy a copy of Balsham, a village story 1617 - 2017. The team would also love to hear memories from current and former residents. All are warmly welcome whether you are a resident or not.
We have had so much help from our community and much further afield. The book simply wouldn't have had the depth of content if it wasn't for London Metropolitan Archives, Cambridge University Library and the Chaterhouse in London. Closer to home we have the support of many and we'd like to thank the following amazing people
We're also planning the next Great Balsham Boundary Walk. It's on the Sunday 10th September 10am, starting from the Church Institute where you'll need to register and collect a map. We're also seeking marshalls and volunteers to help us, contact us if you're interested.
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You can also print out a poster and share on social media or in your workplace or community venue here.
We are delighted to reveal two pages from our book. We put these together to show you how our content is coming along and what we anticipate the book will look like. You can pick up a printed copy at our Valuation Day on 22nd April. If you would like a copy for your place of work, a community group or library, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.