First the bad news: "Milltown Memories" will cease publication with our Spring 2006 issue, bringing to an end a magazine we know, from your many kind letters and comments, you have come to treasure.

In just over three years we have built up a circulation that is, literally, worldwide and our subscription list has grown to well over 200. It's a notable achievement for a publication based in a small corner of Yorkshire!

None of this would have been possible without the Alice Longstaff Collection - the legacy of a remarkable lady and the inspiration for the magazine. In the capable hands of custodian Frank Woolrych it will, of course, continue to flourish and remain a focus of local history and heritage.

When Frank and I, supported by David Fletcher whose advice has been invaluable, first embarked on the magazine little did we realise what we had started. The success of our venture has proved to be a two-edged sword, however, and regretfully, a hard decision has had to be made.

We thought long and hard before coming to the conclusion that the magazine has now run its course and it is time to move on to new projects. Which brings me to the good news: "Milltown Memories" will continue as publishers with exciting new plans in the pipeline.

Full details will be revealed in issue 15 - a bumper number you will not want to miss on sale in March 2006.

Issy Shannon, editor.


Frank Woolrych, picture editor;
David Fletcher,
associate editor.
Our thanks to Ann Kilbey whose help has been greatly appreciated.

Read the full story in Milltown Memories, issue 13. If this or other stories stirs a memory, we'd be happy to know - send us your memories and comments.