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.

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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: