Memorabilia plea as Sheringham library hits 50

Sheringham library assistants John Spooner and Alex Snell, who are appealing to people to come forwa

Sheringham library assistants John Spooner and Alex Snell, who are appealing to people to come forward with memories and memorabilia to help celebrate the library's 50th anniversary. - Credit: Archant

Sheringham librarians are appealing for the public to come forward with memories and memorabilia dating back to 1963, when the town's current library first opened in New Road.

A 50th anniversary celebration is planned for Monday March 25, including coffee, cakes and a display of old library photographs and equipment.

Originally started up in 1928 in the cookery cupboard of Sheringham Girls' Junior School in Cremer Street, the library was moved to Station Approach in 1941.

It got its own, purpose-built building in 1963, loaning just novels and reference books.

It now offers free internet access, a well-stocked children's section and, as well as loaning books, rents out DVDs, CDs and audio books.


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Library assistant Alex Snell said she hoped local people would come forward with their memories of the library in the 1960s.

'We would love to hear from anyone who worked at the library, or used the library, when it first opened,' she said.

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Sheringham Library's 50th anniversary celebration will be held on Monday March 25. Anyone with reminiscences or memorabilia can call in to the library or phone 01263 822874.

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