When the society started in 1971, the newsletter was one of its most important channels of communication with members and the early newsletters tended to be full of announcements about coming events. Over time, the newsletters started to contain more lengthy articles contributed by members to report on conferences they had attended; book reviews; excavation reports; visit reports or simply articles contributed to share information with other members. Over the lifetime of the society these articles have built up to quite a body of work.
The early newsletters were printed by hand on a getsetner template on Foolscap size paper, and every word counted. As technology evolved it became easier to include illustrations and possible to use photographs. Compared to the first newsletters, today’s newsletter is a very polished product and is produced as a pdf file which is emailed to most members, although some still prefer to receive paper copies.
In order to celebrate 50 years of the society we have put all of the newsletters on line, and have indexed the articles by subject title and author. This page forms the gateway to that archive and provides the top level of the index.
Newsletters organised chronologically in 5 year volumes
Newsletters 1971 to 1975 (Editions 1 to 29)
Newsletters 1976 to 1980 (Editions 30 to 63)
Newsletters 1981 to 1985 (Editions 64 to 91)
Newsletters 1986 to 1990 (Editions 92 to 114)
Newsletters 1991 to 1995 (Editions 115 to 133)
Newsletters 1996 to 2000 (Editions 134 to 153)
Newsletters 2001 to 2005 (Editions 154 to 173)
Newsletters 2006 to 2010 (Editions 174 to 193)
Newsletters 2011 to 2015 (Editions 194 to 213)
Newsletters 2021 to 2025 (Editions 234 to 238)