A Record of Shelford Parva by Fanny Wale

A Record of Shelford Parva was written and illustrated by village grandee Fanny Wale in the early 20th century. It was the first dedicated history book about Little Shelford.

The book includes colour and black and white paintings, drawings and photos of Little Shelford in the 19th and early 20th century. A Record of Shelford Parva was never published and the only copy is kept in the Cambridgeshire Archives.

In 2013, villager David Martin republished the book with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Photos of all the pages from the book can be seen below. 

A searchable version of A Record of Shelford Parva can be found here.

To read a second version of the book, called A Record of Shelfords Magna and Parva including hand-written notes by Fanny Wale, click here.


A full A-Z index of the book​ has been created. It mentions former England football captain Arthur Dunn, famous garden designer Lawrence Johnstone and war hero Sid Dockerill.

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A searchable Word version of A Record of Shelford Parva can be found here.

 

A searchable PDF version of the book can be found here.

 

To read a second version of the book, called A Record of Shelfords Magna and Parva including hand-written notes by Fanny Wale, click here.

 

A full A-Z index of the book has been created. (External link)

Other sections on the Little Shelford history website

The first history book about Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/fanny-wale-book

Little Shelford's historical photos

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/photos

Little Shelford's historical buildings

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/buildings

Famous people from Little Shelford's history

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/people

The history of Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/history-1

The archaeology of Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/archaeology

Little Shelford in World War One

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/world-war-one

Old maps featuring Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/maps

Old censuses from Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/censuses

Family trees with Little Shelford connections

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/family-trees

Graveyard inscriptions from Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/graveyard-inscriptions

Historical memories from Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/memories

Historical stories from Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/history-stories

Memories of old Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/historical-memories

The story of Little Shelford's village sign

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/village-sign

Books about Little Shelford's history

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/books

Little Shelford's historical heritage trail

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/heritage-trail

Other sources of information about Little Shelford's history

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/links

About Little Shelford and its history

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/about-1

The Little Shelford Local History Society

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/history-society

Website contact details

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/contact

Other sister community websites

www.littleshelford.online/

www.greatshelford.online/

www.staplefordonline.co.uk/