Friday, January 06, 2012

The Reading Room Centennial cake!!

The centenary event was a great success with a steady stream of visitors throughout the day.

The highlight was the delicious Green Hut cake below created by local artist Maggie Tebb. See the article from the Gazette & Herald.

There was an excellent display from the Appleton history society based on findings from the recently released 1911 census. More reading material was available on tables to accompany  a cup of tea. This included a copy of The Times from 1911 and a centenary edition facsimile of Womans Weekly originally published in 1911.

On the walls were large prints from the original Reading room minutes book listing the items donated by villagers. Also on show was a poster (above) listing local, national and international events in 1911. Click on full screen for a large view.