Townsend House: an update from the Bookings Secretary

By | November 20, 2021
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November 2021

An Update from Townsend House  from Cherry Burroughs, the Booking Secretary                                                 

Happy to report that Townsend House is taking on a new lease of life now the worst of COVID is (we sincerely hope) behind us. Some minor but much-needed repairs have taken place, and our cleaning lady is back in action. Work in the garden is underway again – there’s a great deal to be done out there to get it ready for spring and summer gatherings, and any volunteers will be given a warm welcome.

Thank you to all the groups who have already returned. May I draw your attention to the amazing collection of books now on sale, thanks to the efforts of Dave Taylor, Acting Chairman of the committee. We are in the process of organizing them by subject, with plenty to interest u3a members.

Ancient World, Archaeology, Arts & Architecture, Biography & Letters, Christmas, Craft & Design, Country Life, Essays & Anthologies, Food and Drink, Gardening, Geology, General History, Humour, Languages, Law, Literary Criticism, Medicine, Music & Dance, Natural History, Ornithology, Poetry, Sport & Recreation, Religion, Science and Technology, Politics & Social Sciences, Travel & Topography, Theatre & Drama, WW2

AND 300 + large ‘coffee table’ books, all with dust covers and mostly in mint condition.

You will find a small selection of novels in the Main Room, but there are hundreds more books, including many first editions, in the library upstairs.* Just take the stairs to the left of the Harbour Room. All books are either 50p or £1.00

With books in mind, I’m not sure if there are still any u3a reading groups running, but TH would make an ideal venue for meetings. Get in touch with me if you’re interested in a morning, afternoon, or evening session.

Cherry Burroughs (Booking Secretary)

*By the way, the very pleasant and less expensive upstairs rooms are seldom booked, though easily accessible except to those with very limited mobility.

Hilary Fisk
Author: Hilary Fisk

Committee member (Membership Secretary) and Website Editor. Also the lead on the Shared Learning Project on the Knight Family Archive Transcriptions.

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