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Buckland St Mary Fete 5th July 2014

Yesterday afternoon was the Buckland St Mary church fete in the grounds of Buckland House. Once again we were running the book stall.  We had so many donations of books we could hardly fit them in the car to take them down there, and we took 2 extra tables from home to display them on. This is me at the book stall.

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We did really well raising £80 which in these days of Kindles we reckon is very good.  Our key selling point was 5 paper back books for £2.00.  So if someone had 3 or 4 books, we would urge them to make it up to 5 to get a bargain.

The fete was well attended and the sun came out in the afternoon which always encourages people to attend.

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There were afternoon teas, a cake stall, a bottle tombola, a bric a brac stall, skittles, a plant stall and a stall with games like “The Cube” which proved popular, as well as other craft stalls.

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The fete is an annual event and the money raised goes to the church.  It was lovely to see so many familiar faces and friends from the local area.  The only problem was all the books left unsold which we had to take home and store in the garage.  We shall take them little by little to Ferne Animal Sanctuary shop so they can sell them and get the proceeds.

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Library in a phone box

Yesterday we were travelling to Wellington when we drove through a village called “Ford Street” and there on a patch of grass by the road was a telephone box that had been turned into a lending library. The telephone box was now completely redundant as a phone box as land lines and mobile phones are so freely available.

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The library was operated on a honesty basis, with books on the shelves where previously the telephone had stood, and people were able to come and go freely and pick up or return a book.  There was quite a selection for a small space.

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There was also a notice board where information on local events could be displayed and on the outside of the box an information map of the area.

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What a brilliant use of a redundant phone box and creating a village amenity to boot.  Some old phone boxes have been sold on Ebay and people have them in their gardens but I think this was a much better use.  We have seen little libraries in pubs but this is the first one I have seen in a phone box.

The little post box was still there and at one time the phone box and post box would have been at the centre of the village or hamlet. the post box has the initials ER which would indicate it was put up in the reign of the current Queen post 1953.

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Buckland St Mary church fete July 2012

On Saturday it teemed with rain all day long.  What a day to be the  date of the Buckland St Mary church fete this year.  Luckily this was to be held inside the church instead of in the grounds of Buckland House as in previous years, so someone must have had some forethought to keep us dry.

Hubby and I were running the book stall.  It was a challenge setting up all the books we had across the pews, a bit difficult to display them to their best, but we had a go.

Neil and I with our book stall

We didn’t do  badly taking £65.00 inspite of the lower than usual turn out in the rain. Mind you we were selling paper backs at only 50p each so everyone who came along got a bargain.  Neil’s sister had come down to visit us and she not only brought us loads of books but also helped out on the stall.

Neil’s sister Carole at our book stall

There were quite a few other stalls, bottle tombola, bric a brac, jams and marmalade stall, plant stall, cake stall to name a few and afternoon tea and cake was also on offer.  So inspite of the weather we had a good time. Neil and I were left with quite a few books, so we took them down to the Ferne Animal Sanctuary charity shop in Chard on Monday morning, so they can sell them and make some money. We were the right people to ask to do the book stall and as both Neil and I love books and have several bookcases of them in our home.  We also offer our B&B guests to browse our books as they are on the landing outside the guest bedroom. If you want to see for yourself,visit us at www.lodgehousebandbsomerset.co.uk

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