On Tuesday (16th) the Friends of Brixham Library met for their Annual General Meeting and were delighted when 44 of their members turned up on a very warm and summery evening. Their Chairman, Alasdair Anderson reported that the Friends were in good shape and reflecting on the past year that their regular first Friday of the month coffee mornings were being well attended along with growing participation in the ‘Walking for Health walks’ on a Monday morning and a Tuesday afternoon. At the same time interest in the fortnightly Dementia Friendly walks was growing.
Along with the libraries own programme of events and activities there is something for everyone. Perhaps the most inspiring of all has been the completion of the lottery funded project to record the gravestones in St Mary’s Churchyard, Higher Brixham. With over 15,000 names now recorded and checked over a two-year period, this will be of interest to all archivists, family historians and those with an interest in Brixham history. The evening also included a very interesting illustrated talk by Lynn Williams on ‘Malawi: the warm heart of Africa’. Lynn’s work and knowledge from her three visits there captivated the audience and made a lively finish to the evening.
The library now looks forward to its activities over the summer holidays for children and young people with their ‘Sea Levels of Book Quest’ and their annual Summer Reading Challenge. Missin’ Tackle Shanty Crew will be down on the Old Fish Quay, Brixham Harbour for three FREE evening concerts on Tuesdays 30 July & 6 & 13 August between 20.00 – 21.00pm. There will be voluntary collections in aid of both FoBL and Brixham Museum, the crew’s chosen local good causes.
For the full Chairman’s Report click here
For the full Minutes click here
For more information about any of the above events & activities please visit Brixham Library, Market Street, Brixham, TQ5 8EU or tel: 01803 853870
Chairman, The Friends of Brixham Library