This archive lets you refer to articles previously published in the Society's Newsletter. The Society website was first established in May 1999; issues of the Newsletter covering the period from mid-1995 (the earliest copies held in electronic form) have been added. In addition, issues of the Newsletter between January 1990 and mid-1995 have been scanned from paper copies of the Newsletter.
Almost all issues of the Newsletter in the archive produced between July 1995 and November 2014 used to be available on this site as normal web (HTML) documents but these duplicated much of the content held in PDF versions of the archived Newsletter.
However, these HTML documents did not contain regular items such as those about future meetings, the sales stand or the Waterways Events feature. The PDF versions, being facsimiles of the original Newsletters, contain the full text and pictures from each issue.
Use the Search Site facility to search for specific key word(s).
Please note that those PDF files marked with this symbol † contain scanned images of paper copies of the original Newsletters and, as such, these files cannot be electronically searched for text. It should also be noted that the legibility of these issues is dependent upon the quality/condition of the paper copies used.
The PDF files will normally open in the same browser window as this page but this depends upon the set-up of your device (eg computer, tablet or phone). In order to view these files, you need a PDF reader (such as Adobe or Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or later) installed on your device. Alternatively, modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge may already include PDF file readers.
The latest version of Adobe Reader can be obtained free from the Adobe website (opens in new window). On Android or Apple devices this may re-direct you to either Google Play Store or the Apple iTunes Store.
It should be noted that links to websites and e-mail addresses within archived Newsletters are NOT maintained and may no longer be valid.
There is a separate index of meetings that have been held since 1990.