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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020)

Library


Library
Little Free Library in a Wigan street.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Mick on 22nd January 2020 at 06:25

Book book selection will have changed because this photo was take a few weeks ago

Comment by: Philip G. on 22nd January 2020 at 07:27

The background sells it, Mick.
I also like your 'arty' Little Free …, bit.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 22nd January 2020 at 07:56

Love this idea. Have seen these in different European cities.Lets hope it doesn't get vandalized.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd January 2020 at 08:05

What a brilliant idea! Hope it doesn't get vandalised. The street looks very nice, I like the house on the corner.

Comment by: Anne on 22nd January 2020 at 08:42

Vandals target....best to keep the location a secret. I have never seen one before, who is responsible for the site and upkeep.

Comment by: Philip G. on 22nd January 2020 at 09:37

My neck's killing me! … Knit Two, by Kate Jacobs.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd January 2020 at 10:25

I wont be giving away its exact location, Ill only say its in a G, H, of Wigans council tax band, and its far enough away from those who are living in the A bands, so it should be safe

Comment by: Roy on 22nd January 2020 at 11:09

Should be called, 'Little TREE Library'.
Nice idea, but as the girls say, let's hope it stays in one piece.

Comment by: Johnny on 22nd January 2020 at 11:36

Very broad-minded, Wiganers!
I can see Lady Chatterley's Lover and Kama Sutra in there ;-)

Comment by: Brendell on 22nd January 2020 at 12:29

Love this idea. In the Norfolk village where I live the Parish Council purchased an old red phone box that BT were decommissioning for £1. This has been turned into a free library and is very successful.

Comment by: Poet on 22nd January 2020 at 12:44

Have they got Carpet Fitting by Walter Wall?

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd January 2020 at 12:57

What a lovely idea. I wish they'd bring the mobile libraries back. There was something special about them.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd January 2020 at 13:45

It would be terribly exciting if I could find a copy of "Fly Fishing" by JR Hartley....

Comment by: Mick on 22nd January 2020 at 13:50

There are some old phone boxes in Yorkshire set up as push bike puncture repairs booths.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd January 2020 at 15:23

The Shevy idiot is at it again...boring.

Comment by: Beryl on 22nd January 2020 at 15:24

What a wonderful thing to do

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 22nd January 2020 at 16:06

I must have pressed the wrong button
So here goes again.

Brendell I live in Norfolk too & was going to comment about a red Phone box library we pass quite often on our way to Norwich, its in a village near Taverham. I wonder if we are talking about the same telephone box ?!

Comment by: Cyril on 22nd January 2020 at 17:16

Oranges and Lemons. ;¬)

Comment by: Roy on 22nd January 2020 at 17:44

Poet, have you seen Walter Wall Carpets in Bolton I wonder? That's where one exists.

Comment by: Poet on 22nd January 2020 at 18:06

I had no idea Roy. I was just quoting an old joke.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 22nd January 2020 at 18:07

Veronica...Try Abe Books.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&an=j+r+hartley&tn=fly+fishing&kn=&isbn=

Comment by: peebee on 22nd January 2020 at 18:50

'Constructing the Titanic' now there's a riveting read!.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd January 2020 at 19:55

''pon my word Fred, I will most certainly try....
One has always wished to fish with a fly!

Comment by: Philip G. on 22nd January 2020 at 20:41

Veronica, Norman Lumsden - the chap who'd played the role of angler and author JR Hartley in the TV ad - had been a favourite of Benjamin Britten and had sung in over 200 performances - he was a 'bass'.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd January 2020 at 22:02

You wouldn't have thought so to look at him Philip... Extraordinary, after all that he came down to doing adverts - he must have been a bit short of money! Mind you Clooney gets well paid for the coffee ads!

Comment by: Broady on 25th January 2020 at 21:14

Glad to see you back Mick. You were sorely missed.

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