This edition of Pelobates will be my last one as editor. My first was number 57 in March 1992 over three years ago, and I believe it is now time for a change. Several names have already been suggested as possible successors, but I invite anyone interested to approach the committee. I will still be able to help with the reproduction of the magazine if required.

In fact, I understand that several committee members will not be standing for re-election at the AGM next year, and a new committee for 1996 seems in order. I welcome this. The club needs new views and ideas to remain fresh. The difficulty is always in finding people to accept the challenges. I therefore urge you to let the committee know as soon as possible if you would like to nominate someone, or are prepared to take up a post yourself.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this bumper edition of Pelobates number 69.

Steve Wray