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Oxbow Books, the Oxford-based publisher of archaeology and landscape studies, has opened an outlet in Berwick-upon-Tweed, trading as Oxbow North

The shop stocks books specific to northern England and Scotland from the nearly 900 new titles published by Oxbow Books.   Also included are titles from Windgather Press, which publishes accessible and attractive books on landscape history and archaeology and the history of Britain’s countryside.  Older titles are substantially discounted, often to less than half-price.  In addition, Oxbow North stocks discounted new archaeology books with regional interest from other publishers.  There is also a selection from Oxbow’s sister imprint, Casemate Publishing, which specialises in military history.

Opening Oxbow North is a way of bringing actual books to their audience in an area rich with archaeological interest, rather than relying on mail order services, and it avoids high postal charges.  Members of TillVAS are entitled to a 10% discount on all full-price Oxbow and Casemate books bought until 15th September 2020, on production of their membership email.

Oxbow North can be found within Slightly Foxed Books, Simon Heald’s long-established bookshop at 31 Bridge Street, Berwick.  The outlet is a project of Oxbow Books’ director Michael Gallico, who lives in the town.

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Aspects of Buildings & Monuments: Branxton, Crookham, Etal, Ford

by Antony Chessell & Gwen Chessell. Price £10 pbk 214pp.

Foreword by Rt. Hon. Lord Joicey

ISBN 978-0-244-75069-5


More information about this second publication by TillVAS can be seen on the Publications page.



The Society has an extensive collection of documents and photographs held in its secure archives. These are invaluable for members wishing to study the local history of the area or wishing to gather information for e.g. the  Village Atlas Project. Please click on the tag above to see the catalogues. Anyone wishing to access the archives should contact the Society's Archivist, Julia Day.


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The Society operates a bookstall at all its meetings.

Items for sale include:-

1. The Society's first two publications by Antony Chessell and Gwen Chessell; Breamish and Till: From Source to Tweed  and Aspects of Buildings and Monuments: Branxton, Crookham, Etal, Ford   at £10 per copy and

2. Vivian Wilcock's Andrew Todd 1844-1908 ( with research input by TillVAS members) at £5 per copy.

See the Publications page for more about these books.


Copies of Breamish and Till and Aspects of Buildings and Monuments: Branxton, Crookham, Etal, Ford , both written by Antony Chessell and Gwen Chessell, are also available in Cornhill Village Shop and the Lavender Tea Rooms and Village Shop in Etal.


There are also archaeological books and journals for sale. Net proceeds of sale go to TillVAS funds.