New book to be launched at museum

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick.
Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick.

Popular author Andrew Clark has chosen to pre-launch his latest work about North-East life at Alnwick’s Bailiffgate Museum next month.

The event, on Tuesday, September 1, is being hosted by the museum and the Alnwick Branch of the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society.

The new book is titled North-East Life in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Andrew will also be giving a talk on the topic, illustrated with some key items from this period of great social upheaval.

Copies of a number of his books and others from his publisher, Summerhill Books, will be available for personal signing on the evening.

As the new title is not officially launched until mid-September, it is not yet known whether copies of this will be available on the night, but they can in be pre-purchased for signing when available and collection from the museum.

Alnwick Family History Society chairman Dudley George said: “Andrew is high on the recommended list of author speakers circulated by our society, so we were thrilled to be able to book him.”

Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start and there will be refreshments available. Admission has been restricted, and is free, to members of the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society and the Friends of Bailiffgate Museum.

Both organisations offer a range of year-long benefits and anyone interested can visit www.bailiffgatemuse um.co.uk/northeastlife to discover more about them, with links to join either.

Alternatively, visit the museum or call 01665 605847 for details about the Friends scheme.