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Kent Archaeological Review extract

Recommended Reading.
by Dick Broadfoot.

South East England by R Jessup, FSA.

(Published by Thames and Hudson)

Local archaeologists often have to build up their knowledge from bits and pieces of information as best they may, so it is a pleasure, at last, to find a well-illustrated book which, as regards Kent, Surrey and Sussex gathers everything together into a coherent, detailed and very readable whole.

An up to date volume of this kind is long overdue. All periods to the Roman are covered clearly and logically, the latter not being unduly favoured at the expense of prehistory. The information at times is so detailed that one fears it may be of assistance to sporadic "treasure" hunters, and there is an otherwise excellent gazetteer of field monuments in the area pin-pointed by six-figure map references.

There are 75 excellent photographs at the end and the 273 page book is fine value at 42 shillings.

Croydon: The Story of a Hundred Years.

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society celebrates its Centenary this year. As part of the centenary celebrations the Society has produced the above book, recording the history of Croydon from 1870 to 1970. The book includes 86 illustrations and costs 10 shillings from bookshops or 12 shillings from CNHSS, 96A Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey.

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