Award is final chapter

PUBLISHED: 13:11 26 January 2006 | UPDATED: 17:11 11 May 2010

Members of the Melbourn History Group

Members of the Melbourn History Group

IT was four years in the making for a village book and Friday marked the end of the remarkable project. Members of the Melbourn History Group were presented with awards from Melbourn Parish Council for their work in producing a 272-page book about the

IT was four years in the making for a village book - and Friday marked the end of the remarkable project. Members of the Melbourn History Group were presented with awards from Melbourn Parish Council for their work in producing a 272-page book about the village's history, which took them four years to research. Colin Limming, of the history group, said: "It was totally unexpected to be awarded. but it was really very nice to be recognised." The book, The History of Melbourn, was given out free to every household in the village last May. The book was also accompanied by a DVD, which had more than 340 photographs as well as narration. The project was funded by the Local History Initiative - and the history group is now looking for its next topic to start researching. Colin said: "People from the funding body have said that there must be another heritage project that we could look into. "One idea we're thinking about at the moment is a guide to the churches and chapels in the village, but we're asking villagers to come forward with any ideas of topics that we could look at." If anyone has any ideas on a historical topic that the Melbourn History Group could research, call Colin Limming on 01763 260072.

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