Alcester library has recently acquired a microfilm reader. Our aim is to have all the years of the Alcester Chronicle available. So far, we have the early years 1864-1887 and the most recent, 1995: as money is available, we will commission further years.
Warwickshire museum has a programme of events for adults called "in touch". On May 18th 1996 at 2.00 p.m. they are holding "an introduction to the County Record Office", cost £1.00 adults, 50 pence concessions.
In June there is a beer can jewellery workshop for children and families.
To book for either of these, telephone Johanna Crossley on 01926 412034.
While Frank Wain was rector of Great Alne, he made copious notes on the history of Great Alne which he later wrote into chapters. The library service has now re-typed it and printed copies; it will shortly be available for loan in local libraries. I am sure many people will be interested in reading it.
Some new additions to our stock
CONNAUGHTON, R. Celebration of Victory (pub. Brasseys) V.E. Day 1945.
CURL, J.S. Victorian Churches (pub. Batsford)
DE LA BEDOYERE,G.Roman Towns in Britain, (pub. Batsford/ English Heritage)
KAMM, A The Romans. (pub. Routledge)
LOXTON, H. Shakespeare Country. (pub. Regency House Publishing Ltd)
RICHARDS, JStonehenge. (pub. Batsford/English Heritage)
TALBOT, R. & WHITEMAN, R. The Heart of England. (pub. Weidenfield & Nicolson).
Spring 1996 Index