I have received a great deal of help over the years
from a wide variety of people and organisations. I
am especially indebted to the Cambridgeshire Collection
and the Antiquarian Society for allowing me to use
an extensive range of photographs from their archives.
Chris Jakes and his team have been extremely helpful.
For the text used with the photographs I am indebted
to Mr R Stevens who has kindly given me access to
materials from his extensive research into Linton
history; to Iris and the late Frank Jeffery for their
work on Linton housing; to the late George Seaman-Turner
and Peter Taylor for their loans of photographs in
the early years of my research; to the County Records
Office; to Pembroke College, Cambridge, and their
archivist Jane Ringrose; to Ian Stratford for permission
to use his Hawkes & Co. pub photos of 1878; to
Julian’s Photography for permission to use their
photos of the 2001 floods; and to Aerofilms for allowing
me to use their 1929 aerial view of Linton. The source
of individual photographs are acknowledged below.
My sincere thanks are extended to the numerous local
people whom I have interviewed and who have been kind
enough to let me copy photographs of their family
or of Linton. I am immensely grateful to the members
of the Historical Society committee, in particular
to Pat Genochio, Alex Todd, Frank Appleyard and Andrew
Westwood-Bate for their support.
Finally I want to thank the Linton News and Norman
Dann for all the sound advice and help they gave me
in the preparation of this book. Without Norman’s
expertise in scanning photographs and arranging the
page layouts I would not have been able to produce
this book. I would also like to thank Alan Judge,
Gloria Fidler and Kate France for proofreading, and
Sally Simmons for her professional advice and final
edit. Of course any factual errors are mine and I
am always grateful if members of the public point
out my mistakes so that I can correct them later.
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of The Linton News has been made possible by a generous
grant from Local Heritage Initiative, a partnership
between the Heritage Lottery Fund and Nationwide Building
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