A rare historical West Country data collection

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A rare historical West Country data collection

Postby admin » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:14 am

Registered users of CATE2 may be interested to know that I am almost at the end of a fairly weighty task of transferring to CATE2 from card index about 10,000 records, collected mainly in East Devon, Somerset and West Dorset between 1949 and 1981, through the efforts of Tom Wallace, Peter Orton and Peter Austwick. There is, predictably coming from experts at that level, some fascinating, frequently rarely recorded stuff in the collection that a provides a real insight into what was appearing in the southwest 30 or more years ago, and what I am sure is still worth looking out for.

The ABFG is now also the holder of an exceptional collection of more than 1,000 brilliantly executed watercolor images, created at the hand of Wallace, some of which will be appearing in the Forayer in due course.

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