The first snow of the winter arrived on 2 February with a few centimetres of cover. However, it is not set to last and north Northumberland has escaped the heavy snowfalls elsewhere in Britain.
A current project which has taken up much of my time in recent years has come to an end. This was the inspection and recording of historic buildings in connection with the Branxton & Crookham Village Atlas Project. It was a community project administered by the Till Valley Archaeological Society with the aid of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. In addition to the Historic Buildings Group, there were three other groups of volunteers dealing with archaeology, social history and oral history. Publication is awaited. We are waiting for publication of the finished Atlas. There is more information on the TillVAS website—there is a link below.
My fourth book on local topics, Breamish and Till: From Source to Tweed, is still available for sale, published by the Till Valley Archaeological Society (TillVAS)(www.tillvas.com), ISBN 978-1-291-58938-2 Price £10. Net proceeds of sale go to the Society.
Information about this and other books, articles and poems can be seen on my Books & Books (cont.) pages and copies of some may be bought by clicking on the blue link at the top of the Books page and following the instructions.