“Introduction: Ham and Petersham are a neighbouring pair of ancient villages on the south bank of the river Thames which,to a remarkable extent, have managed to preserve their village status and historical character in spite of the developmental pressures of the 19th and 20th centuries. The aim of this book is to celebrate what makes the two villages so special and of such interest by bringing together a selection of the available relevant historical material both in words and in pictures. It pays particular attention to the buildings and the people who lived and worked in them, but does not aim to be comprehensive; often only an outline can be given if the account is to remain within reasonable bounds.”
The Matchless Vale Hardback Book
The Matchless Vale is now available for free delivery to Ham and Petersham. Written, designed and photographed by local people this hard back book tells the story of Ham and Petersham and its people.