Chopping 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.

£25 each Standard - approx. 34.5 x 24.5 x 2.5cm excluding handle.
£20 each Medium - approx. 34.5 x 19 x 2.5cm excluding handle - a small number of narrower chopping/serving boards.
£15 each serving boards here

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 at the top left (or top left and bottom right) and the handle is at the left.

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.


Saxon square cross - design 1

Trinity knot - design 2

Pachstone Lindisfarne fancy and dates
designs 7 + 10

4 - Pachstone Lindisfarne simple and dates
designs 8 + 10

Dara knot - design 3

Saxon square cross with Pachstone fancy
designs 1 + 5

Saxon square cross with Pachstone simple and 1000 logo - designs 1 + 9

Trinity knot - design 2

Saxon square cross - designs 1

Pachstone simple and 1000 logo
designs 9

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

7 - Fancy Pachstone + 1020, for top left

8 - Simple Pachstone + 1020, for top left

9 - Simple Pachstone + 1000 logo

10 - 2020 Great Paxton, for bottom right