A Library Acquisition
The Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society has published its 94th volume of 'Transactions' The book contains detailed reports of excavations that have taken place in Alcester in the last 20 years.
Alcester Library is now a tourist information point. For anyone needing addresses for accommodation we have lists of guest houses, farm houses and hotels in our area We also have many leaflets on .what's On? locally, with places to visit.
New books in the library include
'Warwickshire Hatters' by Judy Vero and
Ian Besley (pub. Ryburn Pub).
Although not in our immediate area, it is an interesting book about Vero and Everitt, a firm of hatters in Atherstone. Before it closed down recently, Ian Besley spent time getting to know the employees and watching them work, before recording their industry on camera.
'This Noble Duty' by Alan Griffin , a
Warwickshire fireman, (pub. Peldon)
This is a fascinating history of firefighting in Warwickshire. It is illustrated with many previously unpublished photos, tracing the development of firefighting in the county from the Middle Ages through to the setting up of the volunteer brigades and to the wartime mobilisation of the national fire service, with the subsequent formation of the County Fire Brigade.
Autumn 1990 Index
© Alcester & District Local History Society 1990