Serving Boards - Millennium Souvenirs

Wooden items to commemorate Great Paxton's 1,000th year

Made of repurposed hardwood. We have used boards like this daily for the last about seven years and they are still going strong.

These are sanded smooth (very smooth) and finished with a black antique iron handle held in place by two brass screws. They are engraved and treated with food-safe mineral oil. Use the plain side of the board for cutting to preserve the engraving and use the engraved side as a serving board or for display . Wash as usual in the sink with washing up liquid, don't put them in the dishwasher.

£15 each - approx. width 12 or 14cm x 34.5cm long x 2.5cm thick excluding handle.

Wider engraved chopping boards here, £20 and £25

How to buy: Most boards will be engraved to order and will be ready in about 7 days, just pick which design/s you want on the board. Please with your details and the board pattern you want. By default the engraving is next to the handle and oriented to be the right way up with the handle at the top so the board can be displayed as a decorative item when not in use.

Delivery within or collection to / from Great Paxton. Payment by bank transfer or in cash (correct change only) at delivery / pick-up.

Paul Ward

20% of the price of these boards will go towards supporting Great Paxton 1,000 Millennium events.


The Designs

1 - Saxon square cross

2 - Trinity knot
a triquetra with interwoven circle, an early symbol of the Holy Trinity

3 - Dara knot

4 - Cross with knotwork

"Lindisfarne Fonts"

I have taken these letters from the Lindisfarne Gospels to make a sort-of font with a few modifications so they look better in black and white and are more readable. The Lindisfarne Gospels were written around 700 A.D. and so represent an approximately contemporary script that would have been familiar around 1020 when work began on Great Paxton's church and the village. Not all letters are available as there wasn't our full modern alphabet then, though happily the letters needed to spell "Pachstone" are!

"Pachstone" was the first recorded name for what is now Great Paxton and is how it is referred to in the Doomsday (Domesday) Book. There was only one Paxton in those days, Little Paxton as a separate village didn't arrive for another couple of hundred years.

5 - Fancy Pachstone, a shallower engraving with more detail, the original is coloured

6 - Simple Pachstone, a deeper engraving with less ornate letters

9 - Simple Pachstone + 1000 logo

11 - Great Paxton 1000 Years