MORE than 150 people have already booked to hear a lecture by popular TV and radio presenter Julian Richards.

He is presenting the inaugural autumn lecture for Bradford on Avon Museum at St Margaret’s Hallm Bradford on Avon, on Friday, October 13.

Val Holden, a Trustee of Bradford on Avon Museum, said: “It just shows that celebrities can be a huge draw.

“So far, we’ve sold around 155 tickets. The hall only has a capacity of 190 for these kind of events, so it’s likely to be a sell-out.”

Mr Richards is a popular television and radio presenter, writer and archaeologist with a special interest in Stonehenge.

He is best known for his BBC series, ‘Meet the Ancestors’, together with ‘Blood of the Vikings’ and his Radio 4 series, ‘Mapping the Town’.

Mr Richards has won a British Archaeological Award for his ‘Meet the Ancestors’ programme ‘Chariot Queen’ and is a regular contributor to the BBC History website and magazine.

He has published several books about Stonehenge including ‘Stonehenge: the story so far’ (2007), 'Stonehenge; a history in photographs' (2004) and 'The amazing pop-up Stonehenge' (2005).

Mr Richards will be discussing the latest Stonehenge research at the lecture and his new book is due for publication soon.

He hopes to have copies of his new book available at the lecture, ‘Stonehenge: old rocks, new theories’, which starts at 7.30pm, with the bar opening at 7pm.

Each lecture in the autumn series will be led by a speaker who is prominent in their field. The first is being sponsored and supported by local estate agents Cobb Farr.

Tickets cost £5 for Bradford on Avon Museum members, £8 for non-members, available from Ex Libris, BoA Museum and Sophie Hawke on 07952 448523 or email

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