Moving town laughter

PUBLISHED: 13:05 07 December 2006 | UPDATED: 13:39 04 May 2010

I WAS apprehensive when I picked up a new book called Eccentric Cambridge and found in the index there was a long section on Soham. I needn t have worried - it tells the story of the Soham heroes of 1944, and does it so well that I was deeply moved. How w

I WAS apprehensive when I picked up a new book called Eccentric Cambridge and found in the index there was a long section on Soham. I needn't have worried - it tells the story of the Soham heroes of 1944, and does it so well that I was deeply moved.

How wonderful to be in tears about this place for the right reasons. Or as the author puts it 'the very best of mankind, not the worst of human nature.'

HOWARD STEPHENS

Ashdon Road

Saffron Walden

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