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Brenda Telford

Brenda TelfordAs many members will know sadly Brenda Telford, a long time member and archive volunteer, died at the age of 84 in October 2013. Brenda kindly bequeathed her books on Yorkshire history and archaeology to the Society in her will. Those books in her collection which we do not hold in the YAS library will be added to our collections, whilst her nephew has allowed us to offer those we already have for sale to members with proceeds to go to the Society.

We are also grateful to Brenda's relatives who arranged for the collection at the funeral to be given to the Society in recognition of the importance of the YAS in Brenda's life. We were delighted to received donations from family and friends and the Upper Nene Archaeological Society. It is as yet undecided what exactly how the collection will be used, but we intend to put it towards purchasing an appropriate item for the library or archives at Claremont.