The Alstonville Plateau Historical Society launched its new book Milestones and Memories: Alstonville District last Friday with local residents and visitors turning out in force. A talking point of the evening was Alstonvilles vintage fire engine which is featured on the books cover, complete with her caretakers in their historic uniforms. The book is a compilation of anecdotes, memoirs, historical information and many previously unpublished photos contributed by residents of the area. Copies of Milestones and Memories are available from Crawford House Museum, Wardell Road, Alstonville (open Fridays 10-4pm and Sundays 1-4pm) and other selected outlets, including the Alstonville Newsagency or by mail order. Phone 6687 8335. The book costs $39.95.