Kirkby on Bain Historical Map launch

Local historian, author and illustrator Edward Mayor will be on hand to launch his new Historical Map of Kirkby on Bain at the Ebrington Arms this Saturday, starting at 12 noon. Copies of the hand-drawn map will be on sale at £5.00 per copy, including a donation to a charity of the landlord’s choice.

 

Based in Woodhall Spa, Edward is well known for his publications, including books on the history of Petwood House, The Kinema in the Woods and the founding of Woodhall Spa, as well as for his recent one-man awards scheme to reward local restaurants for dog-friendliness.

Wanted: Children’s books

Photo: Martin BriscombeFrom Martin Briscombe:

Wanted for the Book Exchange

We have had a good uptake of children’s books from the Telephone Box recently, so if you have any surplus books you think other children would enjoy, could you please put them on the lower shelves in the box?

Then we will have plenty for visiting children in the holidays and for those returning for the new school term. Thanks very much.

Telephone box summer update

From Martin Briscombe:

The Telephone Box is looking its best in this summer of 2016 with its books refreshed and garden in full bloom. Some say that this is Kirkby on Bain’s own stately home, with its iconic world-renowned architecture, extensive library, Western Power sponsored dovecote and archetypal Dewrance gardens. Continue reading

Kirkby on Bain Book Group celebrates 11 years

From Margaret Dewrance:

This week the Kirkby on Bain Book Group celebrated its eleventh birthday. During that time we have read over 100 books of different types – novels, biographies, travel and history. We meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. There are no places available for new members at the moment but if anyone is interested in joining we will start a waiting list.

If you would be interested in reading along with us at home, the book for next month is “Operation Mincemeat”, by Ben McIntyre. We would be interested in hearing your opinions of the book. Continue reading