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27 July 2018

Professor Andrew Bradstock of the University of Winchester, is writing a biography of the Rt Revd David Sheppard and would welcome memories of Bishop David that relate to any stage of his career in the Church or in cricket. He can be contacted at the Department of Theology, Religion and Philosophy, University of Winchester, Sparkford road, Winchester SO22 4NR, email andrew.bradstock@winchester.ac.uk.

For the purposes of Ph.D. research, the Revd Jim Dickinson would like to discover the whereabouts of the papers and correspondence of the Revd Thomas Cotterill, which, following his death in 1823, and that of his widow a few years later, were placed in the hands of his family, which originated from Staffordshire.

Cotterill who was born in 1779, was Priest-in-Charge of St Paul’s, Sheffield, from 1817 until his death, was a good friend of James Montgomery, and had a significant part to play in episcopal acceptance of hymn sing­ing within the Church of England. Any information will be gratefully received and acknowledged. The Revd Jim Dickinson can be contacted at j.b.dickinson@durham.ac.uk and on 01246 235315 or 07885 174890.

To complete his set of Third Way, a former editor, Tim Dean, would be grateful for a copy of the issue dated May 1988, Volume 11, Number 5. Any reader who has this copy and would be willing to part with it can contact him at timdean@cnet.org.

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