A very happy and prosperous new year to all our members, friends and supporters. It will be an exciting time with the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta although there is a lot of hard work to be done to get the counties role in it recognised at both local and national levels. The 1460 battlefield is also still under threat of development and there is much more to be done if we are to protect it for our descendants. Many thanks to all those who have helped over the last 12 months, your continued support and help is greatly appreciated. If you have not joined as a full member, we hope you will soon. We have a good programme of speakers planned for 2015 and hope you will be able to come along to at least one meeting. There is a talk on the 1460 battle on 17 Jan at Northampton Museum organised by the Battlefields Trust, with talks on Naseby and Edgecote in the subsequent months. A commemoration of the 1460 battle will be held at Delapre Abbey on 4 July and a memorial walk on the anniversary. There will also be an article on the 1460 battle coming out in Medieval Warfare magazine probably in May. Finally we have an exciting announcement for the end of Jan so keep your eyes open.