The Wessex Archaeology book about the extensive excavations at Cambourne New Settlement near Cambridge will be formally launched on Saturday 27th June.

Neville Stebbing, Project Director of the Cambourne Consortium, which comprises Bovis Homes, Bryant Homes and George Wimpey, will formally present a copy of the recently published book to Cambourne Library.

Commenting on the report Neville Stebbing said ‘we commissioned this study to ensure that no archaeological remains would be destroyed when we started to develop the site. The project revealed far more than we ever imagined. The fact that the area has been inhabited from as far back as the Bronze Age is proof that Cambourne has always been a popular place to live.’

Lesley Noblett, Head of Libraries for Cambridgeshire County Council added ’we are very pleased that this important historical document has been presented to the local library.’

Before the formal presentation of the book Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick of Wessex Archaeology will give a short illustrated talk about the discoveries and their significance. There will also be posters and a display of some of the finds discovered in the excavations at Cambourne. Copies of the book will be also be available on the day at a special discount price.

The event will be at 1.30pm, Saturday 27th June at Cambourne Library, Sackville House, Sackville Way, Great Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6HL. Telephone: 0345 045 5225.