Gaywood library steps back in time

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Residents are being invited to take a trip down memory lane next week when Gaywood library celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Visitors will be able to take a look back at the past quarter of a century, and share their memories of the library and the area, when the special event is held on Monday.

The day’s festivities begin with a coffee morning at the library in River Lane, between 10.30am and noon.

Then in the afternoon, there will be history walk around Lynn led by the Town Guides. The ‘Walk Through Gaywood’s Past’ event will explore the history of the area around the library, including Gayton Road, St Faith’s Church and Orchard Lane.

The tour will depart from the library at 1.30pm, with tickets costing £4. Pre-booking is essential, either in person at the library or by ringing 01553 768498.

There will also be newspaper cuttings and photos in the library revealing Gaywood’s past, from long before the library’s opening, up to the present day, as well as a display created for the occasion by Year 5 and 6 pupils from Fairstead Primary School.

Gaywood county councillor Margaret Wilkinson, who will be attending the event, said: “I’d urge everyone to pop down and join us for the day, whether for a coffee or for the guided walk. We’d love to hear your memories of Gaywood and our library.”

Gaywood Library was opened on September 14, 1990, by Sally Marshall, who was the chairman of the county’s libraries and recreation committee. There was great excitement at the time over the new “compact discs” which would be on offer for members.