Friday 19th October 10.30am in the Church Rooms

This event is FREE and takes place in Romsey Abbey Church Rooms (outside and to the West End of Romsey Abbey) as part of the Romsey Abbey Ethelflaeda Festival programme.

A lavishly-illustrated new book on Romsey Abbey has been written by Brian Lamb, both a guide and a steward in the Abbey for some 35 years. During this time he has built up a great knowledge of the building and its contents, which he now wishes to share with everybody. Brian’s book divides the Abbey into sections each of which he describes in detail, item by item – their purpose, the stories behind these objects and any interesting little snippets of information about them. This is really a snapshot of the Abbey as it is in 2018. Using this book to walk around the church, you will learn a huge amount and Brian has made a particular point of noting details which will have escaped the notice of many people. The book will answer many of the questions which are asked about the Abbey by its visitors. There is so much to see and to learn about, and Brian hopes people will return again and again, always finding new things to interest them.

The book has 183 pages and over 440 illustrations. The price is £15, with profits in aid of Abbey funds.

At this Launch Event, Brian Lamb will be pleased sign your copy with books available for the special price of £13.50. Thereafter the book is available to purchase from the Abbey book stall.

Coffee served on arrival.