The Liverpool and South Lancashire Summer Meetings Report and the Archaeological Journal volume 169. Both just out in print format.

The Archaeological Journal volume 169 for 2012 – my first as Editor – is now out in print, distributed to RAI members and subscriber libraries. The online version is available to members and subscribing libraries via the RAI website. I have just received mine and it looks great. A real bumper edition, the second longest Archaeological Journal EVER! It is a rich collection of research covering the British Isles from earliest times to the twentieth century, packed with 13 original research articles, one review article and a solid reviews section.

With it came the supplement to vol. 169 – the 2012 Summer Meetings Report –  Liverpool and South Lancashire – compiled by Professor David Breeze and edited by me, and assisted by a range of local experts. This is a superb companion to the latest knowledge of the sites and landscapes of this distinctive part of north-west England from Ribchester and Norton Priory to Speke Hall and Helmshore Mills as well as Liverpool’s docks and office district.

Don’t they look lovely! I am very pleased and grateful to all involved in helping make it possible, including the authors, guidance from my predecessor – Patrick Ottaway – the RAI’s President, Editorial Committee and Council, Oblong Creative Limited and the Reviews Editor, Dr Kate Waddington.