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Lookback at journal success
11:11am Thursday 17th October 2013 in Your Say
MAY I, on behalf of Andover History and Archaeological Society, thank the Andover Advertiser for publishing a report about our annual journal Lookback at Andover.
Owing to the wide readership of our local newspaper, sales of the journal have been extremely successful and the usual quota allocated to Waterstones sold out within a few days, with the result that the bookshop has had to order more to cope with demand.
The society is a non-profitmaking public charity and all its activities and publications are financed through the efforts of its members, together with the sales of its books and annual journal, and so of course the support of the reading public is essential.
Perhaps I can also take this opportunity to announce that our next book, due to be launched in December, will be The Archaeology of Andover by Prof Nick Stoodley, a comprehensive guide to the work of Max Dacre and the Andover Archaeological Society during the town development period of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, an era that uncovered much early history of the town as well as that of other sites in the local area.
Because of Max Dacre’s death in 1989, most of the archival raw material has lain in store at Chilcomb House, Winchester, awaiting the attention of an archaeological writer. Much of the work on the various sites has never been written up and it is to this project that Prof Stoodley and the Andover History and Archaeological Society have now given their combined attention.
The book will be available from Andover Museum and will have a limited print run.
Further details to follow soon.
David Borrett, Andover History and Archaeological Society.