A very successful Parish Exhibition was held in the summer of 2008 which coincided with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Les Beaucamps School.
Having seen the wealth of valuable information that was produced about the Castel Parish, one of the organisers, Dave Wylie, approached the Douzaine to see what they thought of the idea of putting it all in a book.
Realising the extent and varied range of the material, it was decided that the opportunity of collecting together such an important part of Castel life and its social history, was too important to miss.
After collating all the material, Dave produced the
Castel Past and Present book and it was printed.
Our thanks go to Mr Geoff Dorey who underwrote the cost of the production of the book.
Many people have read this book and are amazed at the insight to parish life that it brings, but also it evokes forgotten memories in the reader.
If you have not bought a copy of the book yet we would urge you to do so. It is a book that will give many hours of immense pleasure. It is a treasure trove of life.
You may still buy a copy from the Douzaine Room.