Huddersfield Chronicle (16/Sep/1865) - Correspondence: Huddersfield Archaeological and Topographical Association

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The Waterworks Commissioners of Huddersfield have kindly given permission to the Huddersfield Archaeological and Topographical Association to excavate for Roman remains in their fields at Slack. All the articles found are to be deposited for public inspection, free of charge, at their office in Spring Street, until such time as this Association shall be able to form a museum for the reception of these and other local antiquities.

I beg to say that one of the objects this society has in view is to establish such a repository. We desire, therefore, to commence the work at once ; but as the expense of labour, compensation, removal of remains, &c., will be considerable, it is needful to prepare for it. The council of our Association has requested me to appeal to the Associates and our friends to contribute towards a special fund for excavations at Slack. I shall address a circular to as many as I can ; but as the Huddersfield Chronicle will be read by thousands beyond my reach — many of whom, no doubt, will be glad to aid in this interesting work — I take the liberty of asking you to insert this letter in your columns, and at the same time to state that contributions will be thankfully received and acknowledged by the president, William Turnbull, Esq., M.D., Huddersfield ; by the treasurer, Thomas Brooke, Esq., J.P., Armitage Bridge ; by the hon. secretary. Rev. George Lloyd, Thurstonland ; or by any member of the council.

I must not trespass further on your space, so I shall conclude with that good old proverb :— Bis dat qui cito dat. — I am, Sir, your most obedient servant,

GEORGE LLOYD, Hon. Secretary.
Thurstonland, May 13th, 1865.