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.
June was a very busy month for us. We had a deadline of 16th June to hand over all the material we had written to our designer. This meant reading through the Word files and making difficult decisions over what images we could include (don't worry, any that didn't make it will appear on the website).
The team met up this evening to plan out the book. Content is very important, after all we are aiming to produce a great publication that will record our village from 1617 to 2017, but so is the planning. We’re lucky to be supported by some professionals and we have learnt that how we approach this project is critical to it’s success.
Using their lessons learned and experience, we’ve created a subject list and thought about the feedback you have given us at our exhibitions. We have lots of wonderful houses in the village and we will write about those, but we are also going to look at the sites where new houses have been built too. We’ll explore shops, transport and the affect of the wars too, the church and celebrations.
Our fledging author team has been established and tasked with writing a draft 100 word pieces for our February meeting. We are also seeking an experienced editor with skills in Harvard referencing styles to aid us later in the year. If you can help, please get in touch!
There are many groups in Cambridgeshire who collate and hold meetings on history for their areas. If you want to get involved then take a look at this site here