Can you help us with raising some money to safeguard our collection?

The Library ceiling needs to be replaced urgently, and we need to remove and store the books, manuscripts, and paintings before the work takes place.

In addition to applying to various fundraising bodies for help, we have created a “Sponsor-a-Shelf” scheme, where sponsors can make a donation (suggested minimum of £50 by a group or an individual). The sponsors’ names will be displayed on a list of benefactors in the Library and they will receive a certificate of thanks.

As well as our 148 shelves of books, our pictures and chest of manuscripts can also be sponsored (for the pictures and the chest suggested minimum donations of £100 and £500 respectively). Our globe has already been claimed with a donation of £250. We hope to raise upwards of £10,000 towards the cost of the work.

We hope that you will be able to participate in our scheme. Please telephone or email us to find out more, and we hope you will come to visit the Library soon!