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Parish of Littlebury Millennium Society

The society was initially set up in 2001 to raise funds to publish the ‘Parish of Littlebury Millennium Album’, a recording of people and their activities in the parish. Subsequently, a community project that ran between 2003-5 to publish “Littlebury, a Parish History’ was organized. There are still a few copies of each book available. The society meets annually at the AGM early in the year, and as and when necessary. We support community based projects and are always open to new ideas.

If you have any local projects for the society to consider please contact Jean Cowell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Lizzie Sanders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sue Lister  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joanna Hancock This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Reading about Littlebury

           

The Parish of Littlebury Millennium Album  2001  Ed. Lizzie Sanders for Littlebury Parish Council. Pub. Parish of Littlebury Millennium Society

A photographic and written record for the parish of Littlebury collated during the millennium year. The original leather bound album is held in the Reading Room at Saffron Walden Town Library. With 262 pages, and in full colour, the book is a snapshot of life in an English parish.

Eighty-eight households participated as well as parish groups and societies. Although mainly of local interest it has a broad appeal as a social history record of rural life in North West Essex at the the millennium.

Publication was funded by grants, donations and local fund raising events. Every household in the parish was entitled to receive a free copy of the book when it was published.

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Littlebury, a Parish History 2005 Parish of Littlebury Millennium Society/History Group. Ed. Lizzie Sanders and Gillian Williamson. Pub. Parish of Littlebury Millennium Society

After nearly three years of research 'Littlebury, a Parish History' was published; the result of a community project funded by the LHI, a partnership between the Heritage Lottery Fund, Nationwide Building Society and the Countryside Agency.

Spanning earliest archaeology to the twentieth century it covers many subjects including transport, health, education, poverty, gentrification and religion, bringing the history of Littlebury, Littlebury Green and Catmere End as well as that of Audley End into sharp and fascinating focus.

'Littlebury, a Parish History' ISBN 0-9543910-1-2 is available from the Tourist Information Centre in Saffron Walden, Lizzie Sanders t. 01799 528201 or Gillian Williamson t. 01799 528199  at £15.00. Amazon offerings at £999 are to be avoided; please contact us.
 

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The Life and Times of a Country Gardener 2007  Sarah Casbolt. Ed. & pub. Lizzie Sanders. Cover illustration Stan Casbolt 

Stan Casbolt was born in 1919 and lived in Littlebury Green where he worked as a gardener at Howe Hall Farm. Sarah his daughter took down his memoirs and with Stan’s enormous collection of photographs wrote and illustrated a book that illuminates the way of life at Littlebury Green throughout the 20th century, showing the transition of this hamlet from a rural farming community to the village we know today.

 The Life and Times of a Country Gardener was launched in December 2007 at St Peter’s Church and Community Centre, Littlebury Green. The 144 page book, with colour illustrations and photographs is available from the Tourist Information Centre in Saffron Walden at £15.