New book pays tribute to veteran Welwyn archaeologist

PUBLISHED: 11:20 16 November 2015 | UPDATED: 11:26 16 November 2015

Tony Rook, centre, with the book published in his honour on Friday

Tony Rook, centre, with the book published in his honour on Friday

Kris Lockyear

A book about archaeological finds in Hertfordshire has been published in honour of a dedicated Welwyn enthusiast who saved important Roman remains in the village.

Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research, is subtitled A Festschrift for Tony Rook, in recognition of the 83-year-old villager who saved the Welwyn Roman Baths from destruction in the late 1960s.

The book, launched at a Welwyn Archaeological Society party at the preserved baths on Friday,

is based on a conference marking Mr Rook’s 80th birthday three years ago.

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