Sunday, February 20, 2011

1911 Reading Room minutes found

Thanks to Mrs. Fox who recently found the original 1911 Reading Room minutes book. Along with opening costs we now have the exact date the building was opened.

On page 40 the minutes note the room was opened to the public on Tuesday November 21st 1911 by Miss Clara Odell. The initial costs cover coal, parafin, and various publications including the Yorkshire Herald and amounted to 1 pound 7 shillings and 9 pence.

The book will be held in the village archive for safe keeping along with notes and minutes from more recent times. Excerpts from the minutes will be published throughout the year.

Page 40 from the original Reading Room minutes