New home found for Mullion Old Cornwall Society library
11:00am Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
Members of Mullion Old Cornwall Society have finally found a home for their library.
The society secured a room at the Mullion Youth Club earlier this year and the library was opened to the public last Thursday.
Longstanding residents of Mullion, including Mullion Parish Council chairman John Lang and his wife, were invited to the opening ceremony at which Terry Knight, the immediate past president of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies cut the red ribbon.
Mr Knight and his wife Anne, the federation’s publications officer, have donated books to the new library. Librarian Rosemary Stone said: “I am absolutely thrilled and delighted that at long last we now have a permanent room to display our library books.”
It means that Miss Stone will no longer need to traipse boxes of books around to the society’s winter meetings. It will be open on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 2pm until 4pm.
The library offers a collection of Cornwall based books and maps, and people are invited to go and have a cup of tea and a browse, although use will be restricted to Mullion Old Cornwall Society members.
Society membership costs £2 a year and is open to everyone, whether Cornish or not. It covers use of the library as well as attendance to monthly winter meetings at the WI Hall where there are talks on a range of subjects from Truro Cathedral and Predannack Airfield to shipwrecks in the area. Winter meetings take place on the second Monday of each month.
During the summer pilgrimages are made to places of Cornish cultural and historic interest, such as Launceston Castle, King Edward Mine and St Austell Brewery. The first winter meeting will take place on Monday, November 12 at 7.30pm called Curious Corners of Cornwall by Valerie Jacob. Membership enquiries can be made to Clive Hobbs on 01326 241845 or go to the next meeting for 7.15pm.