The Society has lost another stalwart member whom we could ill afford to lose, viz. our treasurer, Mr Albert Davis. Albert is remembered as a loyal and hard-working committee member who was self-effacing in all that he did.
The County Record Office has decided not to charge readers when they use its resources for research: obviously, public opinion has caused second thoughts at Shire Hall.
We continue to receive important documents from readers for deposit at the Record Office: the most recent from Mr G. Collett of King's Coughton is a minute book of the Studley-Alcester district of the Agricultural Training Group. It is a very recent document but the important thing is that a hundred years from now it will be of great inter-est.
Mrs R. Owen deserves our thanks for transcribing the 1891 Census for Coughton parish: this is an important addition to our records. It was done, we believe, from the microfische held at Alcester Library. There are still others to be done, if any readers have the time and inclination.
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For such a confined area as the Lower Arrow Valley, we have a disproportionately large number of historic sites. Here is an anagramatic selection of a few of them (each of two words).
Winter 1995 Index