The Cuffley StoryAuthor: Patricia Mary Klijn and Michael Clark
Price: £20.00 (P&P £4.50)
Hardcover: 264 pages - Illustrated in colour throughout.
Publisher: Tewin Orchard (1 May 2005)
Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.4 x 1.1 inches
The large size and colourful presentation, designed to great effect by Emma Pitrakou at Tewin Orchard has seen this fascinating account of a Hertfordshire village selling rapidly with over 900 from the local shop Wacketts alone. With the expertise of local historian Patricia Klijn and the first ever reproduction of the beautiful 1920s watercolour paintings of Vivian Hughes, the book is a fully illustrated account of the people, farms, homes, events and countryside that includes much on Northaw, too.
A chronology traces the history and origins of the settlements in the Parish up to the Millennium celebrations. The author Molly Hughes is remembered for her delightful book about Cuffley eighty years ago: A London Family Between the Wars, (1940) and the fall here of the first airship shot down over UK soil in 1916 by William Leefe Robinson VC is featured.
Patricia Klijn is well known for her articles on local history including Cuffley in Old Picture Postcards. As Patricia Fenshom she would help out in her parentís popular village shop, Novelties, a treasure trove of toys and books, featured in delightful window displays.