Balsham, Cambridgeshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Balsham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Doctor's Cottage On Church Lane

This lovely cottage looks like the one which was located near where I used to live and go to school back in the 1960s. If I am right then the curved space in the bottom right of this picture was the boundary of a school playground. The village primary school was directly across the road on Church Lane before ...Read full memory

A memory of Balsham by Judith Tack

A Claim To Fame!

My paternal grandparents, by the name of Goodliffe, lived in a house called The Robins, on Old House Road, Balsham. (Both of which are still there, although the house has been extended somewhat and modernised. Mind you, it certainly needed modernising. Even as late as the early 1960s, when my widowed grandmother eventually ...Read full memory

A memory of Balsham by Brian Goodliffe

Uncle Arthur

I remember visiting my great aunt Alice and her husband Arthur as a child. I lived in Gloucester and visited with my parents and brother Richard. My great grandmother Emily Wilkins (Alice's mother) was still alive. I remember vividly the house martins nesting in the eaves of the thatched roof. I remember uncle Arthur with severe ...Read full memory

A memory of Balsham by Jackie O'rourke