Welcome to Issue number 6 of MapForum.Com.

June saw the annual round of map fairs, book fairs, auctions and the like that constitute a two-week period of intense activity.  This year there seemed more than ever to do, more than ever to look at, and even less time in which to do it.  As a participant in the frenzy, it really does seem that too many people are trying to organise events in too short period of time, with the real sense of it being more difficult than ever for anyone to cover, let alone take in, all the events that they need to. 

As I write, the British Library is putting up an exhibition of maps devoted to eclipses, in conjunction with the forthcoming eclipse, on August 11th, which in its totality will affect the south-west of England, as well as parts of the Continent.  The exhibition is to be found in the foyer of the Map Library, and has been organised by Geoff Armitage, author of The Shadow of the Moon (reviewed in issue 2 of MapForum).  We hope to have more information on the exhibition in the next issue of MapForum.

We have used the interval since the last issue to add a number of new advertisers. New also to this issue is a classified section for readers can browse through.  Hopefully, this will prove popular, and continue to expand.

We have also been working hard on forthcoming articles, checklists, and the like for the coming months.  As always, we welcome feedback, comments (positive and negative), and questions, and this is reflected in the much increased letters section for this current issue.

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