JANUARY 2017 THE MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH Est. 1893
The lighting of the Village Christmas Tree
on December 4th on the Heath.
A large group of villagers also enjoyed
refreshments and sang a few carols to get
in the Christmas spirit.
Thank you to the Parish Council for
providing the tree and to those who
organised and served the refreshments.
More Christmas photos on the back page.
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INFORMATION FOR ALL INTERESTED IN Dear Editor
THE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
I would like to thank ECC for the long awaited repairs to
the Dunmow Road pavement.
The History Society now has a website that can be This road is used by many groups of ramblers in addition
accessed through the following link: to local residents. There was no room at all for a
buggy or a parent holding a child's hand. Usually for safe-
hatfieldregislocalhistorysociety.weebly.com ty people walked on the side without the footpath which
at times could be very wet.
This website should soon also be available on the
Parish Council Website under Local Links For the first time in many many years I have been able to
Clubs and Groups walk back after delivering the Village Magazine in
safety. The extremely narrow, broken and uneven path
The Committee welcomes this opportunity to further was quite frightening when traffic came speeding past
inform the Village of programmes and events which only inches away.
are being offered by the History Society for the With thanks Pam Tyler
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Village Diary HEALTH WALK
1st 11:00 JOINT NEW YEAR FAMILY Fridays 10:00am outside the surgery
COMMUNION AT ST MARY’S in Broomfields.
SHEERING to include signing of the
Covenant: Mondays 10.30am Little Hallingbury
Village Car Park
NO SERVICES AT HOLY TRINITY
8th 09:30 Holy Communion HT “THANK YOU” frOm THe ediTOr
10:30 Family Service with Communion
11th A very big THANK YOU to all our distributors and to
13th URC Michael Hockley for collecting the magazines each
15th Rev John Buxton
10:30 Holy Communion at The Close month and taking them to the distributors. Needless to
17th 21:00 Friday Club restarts URC say, the whole team works for the magazine for free!
19th 08:00 Holy Communion HT
22nd 09:30 Matins HT I have heard some grumbles that there are too many
10:30 Family Service URC adverts but we need to have this amount to cover the
25th Rev Sam printing costs and to enable everyone in the community
29th 10:30 Holy Communion at The Haven
(to be confirmed) to get a free copy.
20:00 Village Hall Committee VH
09:30 Holy Communion HT I can’t believe that I have already done 10 issues and I
10:30 Family Service URC have to say that although there have been some stressful
15:00 Service of Christian Unity
St Giles, Great Hallingbury moments , it has on the whole been enjoyable! Thank
19:45 Gardening Club H you too, to all those who have given me encouragement
09:30 Holy Communion
10:30 Family Service URC along the way.
Rev John Buxton
We are delighted to present the 2017 calendar
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please visit one of the many
Weekend garden waste skip service supporting community outlets
Week 1 - the weekend following a
black- lidded bin collection Featuring a selection of superb
Hatfield Heath Broomfields photos from across Essex and
Sunday 13:30 - 14:30 Hertfordshire, this is the
fifteenth calendar in the series.
Week 2 - the weekend following a green- The photograph on the cover is
lidded bin collection of Felsted Mill overlooking the
Hatfield Heath Ardley Crescent
Sunday 13:30-14:30 The pictures reflect the variety and depth of the
historical heritage of the area which lies in the
9 shadow of Stansted Airport. They show why we
continue to campaign actively to mitigate the
ongoing impacts from the 'airport in the
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. Visiting Optician 443181
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. Cricket Club – 730674 [email protected] Tel 730281
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WINDOW ON THE PAST From the July 1976 edition of the village magazine.
THE CENTENARY – URC
“When my wife and I arrived at Hatfield Heath in 1921, people who attended the opening of the “chapel” in 1876 (45 years
before) were still alive, and I was given the information that follows:-
The magnificent church was built by the combined interest of people not only of Hatfield Heath, but of a number of
surrounding villages without “chapels”. The opening sermon was preached by the famous Baptist, Charles Haddon
Spurgeon. The congregation was so crowded that men fetched ladders and put their head in at the windows to join in the
In the early days of the church, horse-driven vehicles brought in large congregations on Sunday mornings. The vehicles
were parked on the roadside from the church to “The Stag”, the horses being tethered on the Heath to enjoy the luscious
Gradually, the congregations dwindled as the neighbouring villages built their own churches.
I have a special interest in Spurgeon. When I was a boy at home, my mother's Sunday afternoon reading was from volumes
of Spurgeon's Sermons.
As a young teacher in Thaxted (1910-13), a new Baptist minister and his wife stayed for a few days at the house where I
lodged. The wife was Spurgeon's youngest sister. In later years I preached at a P.S.A. (Pleasant Sunday Afternoon) Service
at Kelvedon as a British Legion representative: an orchestra of 13 instruments.
Spurgeon was born in the building opposite (once an inn). His parents were on a journey and had to make a stop. There was
room in this inn! A Mr. Spurgeon, in our early days at the Heath, the relieving officer, was Spurgeon's cousin.
A visiting clergyman, seeking information about village education in the 19th century, gave me a book about Spurgeon.
Although he was Church of England, he found Spurgeon's sermons very useful!” RALPH DIX
Hatfield Regis Wanted: A home for The Past
Local History Society
Three-hundred or so years of the history of your
President: William Gosling, Lord of the Manor Village needs a new home. In 2016 it occupies about
six feet by six feet floor space. Will 2017 see a dream
Lodges Coaches –Robert Lodge come true?
Introducing his talk Robert Lodge gave details for the
founding of Lodges Coaches. Started in 1920 by the It is crammed into a shared store room at The Institute.
Grandfather of the present partners who all play an active part Alongside the paraphernalia of fetes and Festivals past,
in running the business as it is very much a family concern. and a heap of bricks. This time of year it's cold and
Descriptions of historical aspects for High Easter set the scene there's no spare space. Each month it increases as
which were supported by a slide presentation. These included something interesting and important is added.
images showing several buildings which played an important
part during the period when the company was in its infancy. Regretfully, there is no inducement to begin the
painstaking work of cataloguing – a project which will
It was a time when post WW I work using labour take months and which we hope to benefit by the
intensive skills were at a premium. His Grandfather advice of the Essex Record Office at Chelmsford.
had a site behind the Punch Bowl public house before There are more than 140 separate headings, each
eventually moving to a new site. Initially hiring a shed containing from a couple to scores of individual items,
which had a BP sign on its outside, an original example painstakingly indexed by our Secretary, Ivan Cooper.
of which has now been obtained by the firm, as it hopes to
recreate that original building. Hatfield Regis Local History Society emerged from the
work done presenting the popular “A History of
For their 100 year Hatfield Heath”, at the dawn of the present
anniversary Millennium. In the 16 years since the Society has
constructing a grown in statue and influence. It has produced no less
replica of their than six books on the Village's history and nearly all
Grandfathers have been sold, two publications necessitating reprints.
Model T Ford bus
is taking place.
At one stage a Items cover a wide variety of the village's happenings
regular service to Chelmsford for Village workers and history. There's detail of our local farms and their
commuting to Marconi was established. Lodges still origins, there is “The Trial of Elizabeth Robinson”,
operates a bus route established by them in 1920, making it
probably one of the oldest routes to be run by a single then and now photographs, Parish Poor lists of the 18th
company in the UK. The company employs 35 staff and has
a fleet on site of 40 vehicles with their own workshops. With and 19th centuries, Hatfield Heath Magazines from
18 contracts and carrying some 850 passengers per day on 1834, wills and deeds, information on the last cobbler,
school runs, all the buses are still cleaned and washed every local and national newspaper cuttings, WW1 and
day. Recently to support Children in Need, BBC’s The One WW2. Books, like Andrew Motion's “In the Blood” -
Shows Alex Jones and Radio 2s Chris Evans drove two the former Poet Laureate lived here, and “The Last
vintage coaches on the Veterans Run from London to Forest” by Oliver Rackham. We know it as Hatfield
Brighton. Forest on our doorstep. Girl Guides memorabilia. The
Retaining evidence of its company history Lodges is If you have a reasonable space that is unused, then
gathering vintage coaches from each decade for the period please get in touch. We promise to be good- and
during which the firm has been established. grateful – occupants. Please email or ring
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Leisure Hour at the URC Hall Friday Club.
Members, Friends and Visitors joined us Friday Club is as the name suggests, a club run
for Christmas Lessons & Carols led by Rev. on a Friday evening for the young people (7-12
Sam, who shared his thoughts on Christmas years old) of Hatfield Heath and surrounding
Celebrations all over the World A collection villages.
It is held Friday evenings 7pm – 9pm in the URC
was taken for our local charity. Church Hall, Chelmsford Road,Hatfield Heath.
Its nightly membership is £5.00.
Our next meeting:- Wednesday 18th January 2pm
“My experience as a magistrate” Tracy Sykes Club Leader
Jenny Spalding Telephone: 07803 273083
New Members Welcome Email: [email protected]
Details Jean on 730465
U R Church
Sunday 1st January -Joint Service at St Mary's
Sheering 1100am Signing of the Covenant
Sunday 8th January – Family Service 10.30am
Sunday 15th and 22nd January – Family Service
Sunday 29th January – Family Service 10.30am
You could be doing something for Hatfield Heath that At the last meeting of the year, Barry
you would find really satisfying............ Kaufmann-Wright talked on the subject of
‘Wild Flowers’. He had previously served as a
Becoming a Victim Support Volunteer might be policeman at Hatfield Heath and during this
just right for you time, he developed a great interest in wild life
and the environment.
Learn how to give emotional support and practical help
to fellow villagers who have suffered from crime We were shown many and varied slides of
flowers he had identified, pausing before each
Spare just four to six hours each week in return for full one to see if Members could name them! Over
training and out of pocket expenses - it won't cost you a the years, he has collected many thousands of
penny similar slides.
You should be at least eighteen years old (no upper age About 25 years ago, he found an extremely rare
limit) with good IT skills and an enthusiasm to help orchid, the Man Orchid, growing near his home.
others Over the years, however, this has become quite
common. Barry’s talk proved to be most
For a friendly chat, please contact either : informative and extremely enjoyable.
Julie Binsted, Victim Services Delivery Manager
at [email protected]
OR Next meeting is on Wednesday 25th January
Parish Councillor Colin Skyrme “Garden insects - unseen & unappreciated”
at [email protected] John Taylor
and we can take it from there. At the Village Hall 7:45pm
Come and help make your Village even better!
Details Diane Barnett 730425
CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE
Advice for during the Christmas & New Year period
Over Christmas you may have been lucky enough to have received some rather nice gifts.
What did you do with the packaging? Left it by the roadside for the recycling collection? What better advert to the
thief of where to find some new things to steal. Where possible fold the boxes inside out, or tear the box up, or
package it in something else, or take it to the recycling centre yourself.
How many of us have thought about recording the serial numbers or property marking it. Be it a cycle, electrical
goods, garden equipment or mobile phone it may have a serial number.
You can record your serial numbers free or charge at https://www.immobilise. com/index.php and there are a
number of property marking products available like indelible pens, SelectaDNA, SmartWater, CRE mark by CRE
products to name but a few.
With jewellery and antiques don’t forget to take photographs of it, include an “Object ID card” or ruler in a
photograph to give it a scale. Some of these property marking products may also be suitable and you can now
upload images to Immobilise too.
Mobile phone and personal music devices: Don’t forget to make a note of the IME number of a mobile phone, to
find it key in *#06#, with this if it’s stolen you can block it. Many TV’s, mobile phones, computers and other
electronics come pre-loaded with security and/or tracking software, make sure that it is activated. If you are storing
valuable college work or other on that nice new laptop don’t forget to back up your work elsewhere just in case
you lose the laptop.
You can download an “App” on mobile phones to find your phone and more importantly wipe that data stored on
it, check your “App store” or mobile phone provider.
When texting or talking on phones, or listening to music remain “in touch” with your surroundings, a
number of road accidents, thefts and assaults occur when we fail to note what’s going on around us,
don’t forget to pass this advice on to children.
To register with Hatfield Heath Neighbourhood Watch contact [email protected]
Happy New Year to you all
John Sly, the author of The War Memorials
Of Hatfield Regis and treasurer of the
Hatfield Regis Local History Society, has
obtained the British War and Victory Medals
awarded to Charles Payne, one of the
names on the Hatfield Heath war memorial.
At the age of forty-two Charles Payne was
the oldest man from Hatfield Heath who
died during the Great War; he was serving
with a battalion of the Leicestershire
Regiment when he was 'accidentally killed'
on 19 April 1917 in France.
The full story of Charles Payne can be
found in The War Memorials Of Hatfield
Regis, available from
John Sly at £5 plus postage
(email [email protected] ).
Wildlife In Hatfield Heath
In last month’s edition of the magazine we showed pictures of the newly cleared wildlife area, which we hope many
of you have already been able to visit and enjoy.
The Parish Council are dedicated to keeping this area clear and safe from
now on to enable your continued enjoyment. This is between the Church
and Pond Lane.
There are a number of other ponds on the Heath that over the years have
become overgrown and neglected and our next task is to tackle these one at
a time so that we finally bring the environment back to how it used to be
and enhance our mutual enjoyment.
We have so far prioritised five ponds, including the main pond on the Heath and the smaller pond opposite which we
are sure are already familiar to everyone. There are many more however and we would like you, the readers to help
identify these so that we can assess how to bring them back to a manageable and eye-pleasing state. Making them
more attractive to lots more wildlife and encouraging them to stay for your pleasure.
As you can imagine, this will involve a considerable amount of work, but something that we feel will be worthwhile
for the community and beauty of the village. We will do the work as far as possible on a volunteer basis and would
like to appeal to you also to contact David Parish, the Parish Council Vice Chairman (Tel: 01279 730573 or 07920
866290 email: [email protected] if you can offer help in any way whatsoever. We promise that the work is
actually enjoyable and rewarding and not heavy in any way and will normally be a morning at the weekend, which
we hope you can spare! We hope to start in the spring March and April 2017.
We will continue to update you with progress and our schedule in the magazine and again look forward to your
With our sincere best wishes to you all for the New Year.
Hatfield Heath Parish Council
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MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD AT 7.30 PM ON WEDNESDAY 14th December 2016 IN THE URC HALL,
Cllr Mark Lemon (ML), (Chairman), Cllrs Bob Jones (BJ), David Parish (DP), Nigel Robley (NR), Colin
in attendance ECC Cllr Susan Barker (SB), Clerk to the Council Ernie Fenwick and 2 members of the
CHAIRMANS WELCOME AND OPEN FORUM
The Chairman welcomed everyone present and opened the meeting.
The following items were raised by members of the public
• Pond names. Reynolds Pond, Clipped Hedge Pond,
1769. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs Mark Bissell (MB), Chris Overton (CO), personal functions, Ian Fitzgerald (IF), work commitment,
Geoff Owen (GO), unwell
1770. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
The minutes of the Parish Council of 9th November were signed as a true record of the meeting.
1771. DECLARATION OF MEMBERS INTERESTS:
• ML is a district councillor
• BJ is a member of SSE
1772. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON AGENDA ITEMS
1773. REPORTS TO / FROM COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
SB reported that she had sent a response to the Clerk on the issues raised. Highways have carried out a feasibility
study on The Stag access road problem. SB will check on the time scale.
ML asked regarding the traffic calming measures and the VAS sign constantly lights up
after the morning rush hour and is obviously not calming the traffic speed.
BJ asked if there was an ECC projection of the number of gravel lorries from Elsenham and
Roxwell using Hatfield Heath for the construction of Junction 7a
ML reported that he was aware that the Parish Support Grant was being halved.
1774. CLERKS REPORT:
Matters from last meeting and Action Register
Re Item 1765 Dog Bins: UDC are not accepting more dog bin collections and will not
make any contribution towards cost if we took over all collections.
Re Item 1611/02 Car Sales: Vehicles are no longer on the verge.
Continued: on next page
1611/01 Clerk to write to Cllr Barker regarding discoloured metalwork at Moat Field EF
1611/02 Clerk to contact ECC Highways re sale of cars on verge in Chelmsford Road
i. Police Partnership Document
ii. Litter Picking on main roads
iii. School Admissions Policy Consultation for September 2018 Entry
iv. Superfast Essex Programme Update
v. Burglary in Dunmow Road
vi. Parking Complaint, The Mill slip road
vii. Free RSN Seminar - Grants and Funding
viii. B183 - draft representation
ix. Open Space Tree reduction
x. Budget Proposal
xi. Light to Village Hall Car Park
xii. Making the Links – December
xiii. Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau
xiv. Broomfields car problems
xv. Footpath repairs to Dunmow Road
1775. CHAIRMANS REPORT
• ML reported that there is a sewage smell in Ardley Crescent combined with low water pressure.
• One of the houses in Matching Road is suffering from severe mould and he has taken this up with the
UDC Housing Department.
1776. FINANCIAL REPORT:
Finance working group reported on the proposed budget which will be circulated to all members for approval at
the next meeting.
Bank Balance after the authorisation of the following payments £39089.84
EALC Training Courses (CS) 153.00
P Graves Repairs to Play Area 79.04
E Fenwick Website Maintenance 20.00
Clerk Expenses 27.26
DP and CS to authorise
1777. PLANNING MATTERS
a. Decisions by UDC Planning Dept.
I. PENBRI NEW COMMON STORTFORD ROAD LITTLE HALLINGBURY; UTT/16/2653/HHF; PROPOSED
DEMOLITION OF EXISTING ATTACHED GARAGE AND ERECTION OF TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION.
I. 7 LITTLE HEATH, HATFIELD HEATH; UTT/16/3372/HHF; PROPOSED DEMOLITION OF EXISTING PORCH AND
ERECTION OF NEW PORCH. NO OBJECTIONS
II. 19 COX LEY HATFIELD HEATH; UTT/16/3054/HHF; PROPOSED ERECTION OF TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION
AND TWO STOREY REAR EXTENSION AND FRONT PORCH. ALTERATIONS TO VEHICULAR HARDSTANDING.
OBJECT ON GROUNDS OF OVERDEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE.
Continued: on page 25
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1778. HATFIELD HEATH FESTIVAL
Defer to next meeting
NR has written to Henry Turtill about the Forge Cottages sign.
1780. VILLAGE GREEN
There is a post out near the bus shelter and the telegraph pole has been rolled into the middle of the
Vehicles are now parking on the grass verge opposite the school.
Concern was expressed that the cause of the parking problem around the school creating a safety issue
due to the reluctance of the Village Hall Management Committee to allow parking in the Village Hall Car
Park for the dropping off and collection of school children. Clerk to write to the VHMC and request an im-
mediate change of their policy on this matter. We strongly feel that if this is not forthcoming we will take
up the issue with the Church Diocese in Chelmsford.
The ditch at Forbetts which was filled in did have a pipe installed. Clerk to write asking if it was considered
inserting a pipe without connections at either end was reasonable.
DP thanked the Clerk for getting the posts installed around the Allotments
Circus request for permission to use the green. Approved
Entrance to parking on the Heath needs to be blocked off. Clerk to contact John Kenny and Handyman
Clerk has received an email from HT regarding ownership of the islands
No response regarding clearance of the ponds in Dunmow Road
Tree leaning over on the Dunmow Road western verge. Clerk to contact Henry Turtill
Wildlife area working group will meet again in January and look at further works to two ponds.
NR will get a quotation tomorrow for tree works.
ML asked that an area is cut in the Spring to allow access to the ponds
1782. STANSTED AIRPORT
BJ and ML attended a meeting with the SSE liaison group. Number of complaints from Hatfield
Heath have increased enormously, but they are still less than Hatfield Broad Oak which is
surprising. It was also let slip that the planes are now flying lower over Hatfield Heath
BJ has written to the CAA asking where planes flying over Hatfield Heath have come from if not
Bus routes 559 and 347 will continue running. Service 146 from Hatfield Heath to Ongar on
Tuesday and Thursday will cease in August 2017.
Clerk reported that there was a problem uploading the website for a couple of weeks but that has now been
resolved. Link for Hatfield Regis History Society has been put onto the site but it is reported as being under
1785. REPORTS FROM MEMBERS ON MEETINGS ATTENDED
ML reported that he had attended the lighting up of the Christmas Tree which was well organised.
Many thanks were due to Mark Bissell and Geoff Owen whose companies had sponsored the tree,
lights and the opening
1786. MATTERS TO BE RAISED BY MEMBERS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA - HH FESTIVAL
1787. DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS 11th January, 8th February and 8th March
Meeting closed at 9.25 pm
GARDENS OF EASTON LODGE
We now have our sights firmly set on the year ahead, building on our successful year last year and with
our fingers firmly crossed for good garden weather.
As usual we will start the year with two Snowdrop Sundays, on February 18th and 26th. The snowdrops
started to show their tips in December, but cold weather in December has stopped them getting as ahead
of themselves as they did last year and hopefully there will be more cold weather to ensure that bugs and
slugs are killed off too, so we don’t have to face quite so many eating up our annuals in the Italian
The Italian Garden was really colourful in 2016, nonetheless, and our plans are shaping up to involve lots
of new planting to continue filling out the inner beds with their original plants and colours. We have
already planted some historic roses and more are on order. So, over the rest of the winter we will be
moving plants to make space for the new in the spring.
The Walled Garden is also quickly returning to a productive and attractive kitchen garden. Through 2016
we picked and jammed, jellied and chutneyed the fruit in the garden. So, for 2017 we are looking forward
to a bumper crop and to harvest and make available the produce, in particular at the Apple Day planned
for September 17th. But before that, from the first Open Day of the season on April 23rd, visitors will see
the new fruit trees blossom and the major progress we have made in bringing under control and planting
up the far end of the garden.
We are looking forward to the new year and bringing current projects through to completion and starting
new ones. How about making a new year’s resolution and joining us, as volunteers and/or as visitors? or
contact us to arrange a talk about the gardens or a private group tour. For more information, email
enqui[email protected] or call 01371 876979 and leave a message.
Bluebell Forest School Puzzles for
Pre School (2-5 years) & Holiday Club (3-10 years) on page 21
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Hatfield Heath in Days Gone By - photographs given by the Fosters
Don Foster taking a class of girls in July 1981
Louise Gilcrist, Gillian Edney, Ann Sheekey, Jo Woodford, Corinne Strull and others.
It is interesting to look back at the days of double desks with lids and ink wells, quite a few “pudding basin”
haircuts, long white socks and no school uniform.
School Sports day in 1956
In the background is the old Village Hall with its corrugated roof and the original Vicarage.
Can you identify the following...............?
Grace Clark, Mr & Mrs Roberts and Patrick, Mr & Mrs Grainger and Michael, Mr & Mrs Overton, Mr &
Mrs Erdley & Steve Foster.
Note the fashion of headscarves and hats, long coats and even a gentleman in a suit. It certainly doesn’t
look like a warm summer’s day.
If you have photos connected with Hatfield Heath in the past and would like to share them with our
readers, please get in touch with the editor.
Christmas lights around the village
WATCH OUT FOR THE NEW
SOON TO HATFIELD HEATH
NeW YeAr’S dAY STrOLL
11:00am - 12:30
A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE HAVE If you would like to burn off a few
ATTENDED A TRAINING SESSION. THERE Christmas calories, why not join us for a
gentle stroll around some of our footpaths.
Weather permitting we will start outside of
the Post Office at 11:00. We will be
walking on grassy paths and around field
edges, so please bring suitable footwear.
WILL BE MORE ABOUT THIS LIFE SAVING Stella and Ian Hughes
EQUIPMENT IN FUTURE EDITIONS OF THE Email: [email protected]