For more than 20 years I have been compiling “A Cambridgeshire Scrapbook”. It comprises over 3,000 pages and more than 20,000 fascinating facts, features and (occasional) fallacies reported in Cambridge newspapers between 1897 and 1990.
It is arranged week by week – so you can check to see what was hitting the headlines when you were born.
It is free to read, free to download, free to use. Just search ‘Cambridgeshire Scrapbook’ on your computer or tablet.
I have also put together scores of mini-scrapbooks including Cambridgeshire villages such as your own.
These Village Scrapbooks reveal some of the events that have helped shape the community of today and put the present in its context. They are not comprehensive but are worth a look. See DuxfordScrapbook
or download the pdf Duxford Scrapbook 1897 to 1990
To see the full range of Scrapbooks and discover other resources to help you discover our area just click ‘bit.ly/CambsCollection’
I’ve helped people discover Cambridgeshire’s history for 50 years:
Advice – www.mikepetty.org.uk
Information – bit.ly/CambsCollection
A Cambridgeshire Scrapbook 1897-1990 – 3,000 pages of stories https://archive.org/
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Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone – 01353 648106.