Winchester, Heart of a city

by Andrew Rutter

Heart of a City by Andrew Rutter

This is a book taking a very detailed look at the conservation area of the City. The City was one of the first in the country to create a conservation area following the destruction of parts of its historic fabric in the 1960s. As the City Council's Conservation officer for 25 years Andrew Rutter is well placed both to reflect on the success and failures of the conservation area and to highlight the principles that should drive planning and development in historically sensitive towns and cities. Members of the editorial team have also been involved with input to the fabric of the city over many years and have worked with Andrew from one side of the table or the other. The book is about 300 pages, profusely illustrated, and is published by P & G Wells retailing at &35 per copy. It is sponsored by The City of Winchester Trust who consider it a timely and important contribution to further the understanding of the City.

Winchester - Heart of a City is now out of print, but the publishers are compiling a list of the names of anyone who might wish to buy a copy. They need a certain number before a re-print becomes a viable proposition, so the more the better! It is very sad that such a new and fascinating book should not be obtainable, but no one expected them to sell so fast. Names should be given to P & G Wells Ltd, 11 College Street, Winchester. 01962 852016 or by email to info@bookwells.co.uk.