Sadly, The Bishop of Lancaster has decided to close the Talbot Library in Preston. The library has been a much-prized repository of Roman Catholic literature and artefacts for more than 20 years and the loss will be greatly felt by many people researching Catholic history and by students from the nearby University of Central Lancashire. It also has a significant collection of Irish material.
Dudley’s state-of-the-art new archives centre has opened. Based in Tipton Road, Dudley, the purpose-built eco-friendly facility replaces the old Coseley Archives. For more information visit the website.