On the first Friday of every month, The Friends of Brixham Library are now holding a coffee morning. As a regular fund raiser, everyone is welcome between 10.00am and 12.00 noon with coffee or tea being served and cake and biscuits too. So why not pop your head around the door; arrange to meet up friends or relatives there or perhaps go along to make new friends too. At the same time, it is a wonderful opportunity to look for a book, borrow a CD or DVD for the weekend or just enjoy using the library for a quiet morning browse. Chairman of the Friends, Alasdair Anderson, said ‘our coffee mornings have been a great success with lots of people turning out to enjoy a natter over a cup of coffee. The library makes a great stop off place if you’re out in town shopping and a great place to arrange to meet people too’. So why don’t you make this a regular date in your diary?
The Friends of Brixham Library have agreed to be the sponsoring organisation for the two weekly Brixham walks for ‘Walking for Health’. Both walks are free and it is not necessary to become a Friend of Brixham Library to join either of the walks on a regular basis. Under the new banner of Brixham Bay Walks they will continue to encourage this regular activity both as a social opportunity and as a help and an encouragement on the route back to good and better health. Both walks have been in existence for about 15 years and FoBL’s involvement is to ensure that they continue for the benefit of the people of the Brixham area.http://friendsofbrixhamlibrary.org/walks/
We are pleased to advise that FlourFlower at 40 Middle Street will be offering on Tuesdays only until 12 midday, 2 small coffees or teas with the lower priced one being free. They join the following list of shops offering a discount to loyalty scheme members.
10% off items purchased at:
Another Chapter – 13 The Quay, Brixham
Bertie & Crew – Brixham Marina, Prince William Quay
Chris Slack Photography – The Quay, Brixham
Inspirations, 4 The Quay, Brixham
Liberty, 11 The Quay, Brixham
Millie and Me, 1 King Street, Brixham
The Guardhouse Café, Berry Head.
The West Country Deli, 45 Fore Street, Brixham
Twit Twoo, Union Lane, Brixham
The Hideaway Tearooms, Beach Approach, Brixham (minimum £10 spend)
Other offers, ask in store – Latitude, 71 Fore Street, Brixham
“Thank you very much indeed for sending me a copy of your annual report. I heartily congratulate you and the Friends for the excellent work you are doing. You are an inspiration to others.”
Elected Mayor and Leader of Torbay Council
On the day the country commemorated the ‘lights going out’ in memory of the fallen in WW1, the Friends of Brixham Library celebrated the 100 year centenary with the opening of an exhibition on The Ledge in Brixham library and new exhibits in Brixham Museum.
The Friends of Brixham Library have been instrumental in achieving £8,100 of funding from the Heritage Lottery for this project, to celebrate the centenary of the First World War and its impact on Brixham at that time.
The project has been led by Phil Trayhorn, Secretary of the Friends of Brixham Library. Under his guidance a wide group of organisations have been brought together to raise awareness of the horror of war and to commemorate local men who fought.
Jane Barnaby, Chair of the Council, cut the ribbon to unveil The Ledge – a triptych scale model showing Brixham volunteers taking the Kings shilling, their time in the Devon’s Regiment – both in the trenches and at the battle of the Somme. Finally we see a modern family reflecting on the names engraved on the Brixham war memorial. The carpet of poppies was made by local school children. Barbara Dawes, of Brixham Quilters, created the butterfly ‘postcard home’ and the oil painting backdrop was painted by Oscar Law, a Churston Grammar School student. An anthology of Remembrance poems has been compiled by youngsters at Brixham College and beautifully illustrated by Peter Archer. Dan Trezise, a year 9 student, was also present; he was chosen as the prize winning poet