For a number of years the Transactions have been produced with sewn binding which is long-lasting and, unlike ‘perfect’ binding, does not shed pages over time. Sewn binding is expensive: the document is printed on large sheets and has to be sent to specialist binders. The printing and postage cost of the Transactions consumes an increasingly large part of the Club’s yearly income but the number of interesting papers worthy of publication does not decrease. The solution is for some papers to be published only in an online form. These papers will still have to meet the Club’s editorial standards in terms of subject matter, originality of material and logical structure. For example, the subject matter should, except for local figures on the national stage, be confined to Herefordshire and the Marches; something new must be brought to light and facts must be substantiated and sources acknowledged.
This section will also contain additional material for papers which have been printed in the Transactions, but which for reasons of size or length could not be included in the issue.
In the pipeline:
The monumental mysteries of Goodrich Church by Rosalind Lowe. Expected late 2018.
Investigations for a Heritage Trail for the church has led to the possible identification of the only chest tomb in the church. Two stone carved heads hidden in a dark corner and the only surviving medieval stained glass have led to the 'English Achilles' and the last battle between private armies fought on English soil in 1469.
The Book Trade in Herefordshire by J. C. Eisel and J. Buchanan Brown: A detailed monograph. Text expected late 2018/early 2019.