COMMUNITY history enthusiasts will reveal their latest publication about colourful local characters and places of interest at the weekend (March 22).

Places and People In and Around the Deerness Valley is the second publication by Hamsteels History Group, based on the Hamsteels Estate, in Esh Winning, near Durham.

Details of the book and the use of images from Britain from the Air, a Heritage Lottery Project, will be given at the presentation event/coffee morning, on Saturday (March 22).

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Twenty copies of the new book, compiled and bound by group members, will be available for purchase at the event, at Hamsteels Community Centre, in Western Avenue, Esh Winning, between 11am and 1pm.

Orders will also be taken for further copies over and above the initial 20.

There is no charge and light refreshments will be available during the presentation.

Further information is available from Kathleen Duggan, on 0191-373 3489.