We are sad to note the death of Neville Birch in Lincoln on 28 November. His contribution to SLHA, for which he was chairman in the 1990s, was considerable and he will be much missed.
Neville was a prominent member of the Industrial Archaeology group which was formed in the county in the 1960s. He took a lead in several pioneering fieldwork projects and frequently contributed to the group's newsletters and other publications.
Neville was an active member of several other local organisations, notably the Lincoln Engineering Society and the Lincoln Record Society.
In the recent past he had been working on an enlarged and revised edition of his book on the industrial history of Stamford, first published in 1967. It is hoped that this can still be brought to print.
A more detailed tribute will appear here in due course.