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.
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.
A full A-Z index of the book has been created. (External link)
Other sections on the Little Shelford history website
The history of Little Shelford
The archaeology of Little Shelford
Little Shelford in World War One
Old maps featuring Little Shelford
Old censuses from Little Shelford
Family trees with Little Shelford connections
Graveyard inscriptions from Little Shelford
Historical memories from Little Shelford
Historical stories from Little Shelford
Memories of old Little Shelford
The story of Little Shelford's village sign
Books about Little Shelford's history
Little Shelford's historical heritage trail
Other sources of information about Little Shelford's history
About Little Shelford and its history
The Little Shelford Local History Society
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