Tuesday, 8 July 2014

An Independant Bookseller - 3 July 2014

At our Summer meeting we greeted Stephen Poulter, ex BBC producer turned bookseller and author. He began by telling us about the problems of being an independent book seller these days and of the numbers of bookshops closing. Consequrently he had to look for alternative ways of selling books and so began to contribute to books on local history, originally town based and then for Befordshire and Hertfordshire. We were treated to an alphabetical tour of the county of Hertfordshire through photos and enjoyed a guess where this is quiz and were then told about the town itself.

Village events mentioned during our tell us what's happening session were from Jean Handley who talked about her latest book now on sale all proceeeds going to the British School Museum in Hitchin and the recent trip to Belgium to lay a wreath for "Our boys."

Chris Hoefkens informed us of the forthcoming Sandon event of life in the villages 100 years ago with poetry readoings, music provided by the Taylor family and an Act of Remembrance.

Our Autumn meeting will be on Thursday 2nd October ( please note change of date) at 8pm at Rushden Village Hall. As our speaker has been taken ill we are looking for an alternative.