November 2014

The Book of Caldecote: The Long Slender Thread by Caldecote Local History Group

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A history of the village from prehistory to the present

Caldecote is a long linear village to the West of Cambridge which runs like a thread between the A428 and the Toft to Bourn Road to the south. Until the 20th century it was tiny, but do not let the size fool you. The lives of the inhabitants of Caldecote reflect the history of England. It is also a living history.

With the written record running from today back through to the 13th century, the archaeological evidence going back to the Iron Age and using the recollections and photographs of villagers past and present, the Caldecote Local History Group has been able to tell the story of the village of Caldecote, the long slender thread.

Today, Caldecote is sinuously imprinted on the landscape reflecting the long slender thread it has woven for thousands of years. Caldecote’s survival is rooted in its land and the determination of its people to survive.

Contact Caldecote Local History Group. Please email Sue Day at

ISBN: 978-0-9929289-3-3

Paperback – Royal 156mm x 234mm

490 pages with illustrations, photographs and colour insert.

Downloadable PDF copies available on the Caldecote Local History Website:

Understanding and Using the Light Microscope: Introduction and QuickStart Guide to Using Compound Light Microscopes by Chris Thomas and Lewis Woolnough

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A straightforward, illustrated book with a QuickStart guide to help you get the most out of your microscope.  Whether you use a microscope at work, for study or for fun, this simply written, informative booklet will help you get the best results.

With a simple introduction to the parts of the microscope and a straightforward 13 step procedure to help you get started, the book continues with a more in-depth look at the various components, what they are for and how to set them up to get optimum results.

This first guide in a new series is illustrated with plenty of diagrams and photographs and has links to nine instructional videos that accompany the book.

The book is available in two formats, print and online.

Understanding and Using The Light Microscope

Print book: RRP £8.00 (plus P&P) 
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9929289-2-6
To order a copy of the printed book please e-mail the author: