Yesterday we took the exhibition down from the Cathedral library. Gudrun was delighted with the response from the public and in one week they had 120 people visit specially to see it. There normal visitor rate is about 100 a month. All the Society of Bookbinders leaflets were taken.
Today we took it to the new heritage centre at Wells Maltings.
Wells is a lovely small town on the north Norfolk coast which still has a working harbour and a great sense of community. I wrote quite a lot of Two Points East there, ‘hot desking’ (with my dog) in The Sackhouse kitchen one day a week. The Sackhouse, where the sacks of grain were stored, were renovated first making small offices for rent upstairs with some community space on the found floor, to raise money for the renovation of the main maltings building which recieved Lottery funding three years ago and is now a wonderful space with cafe, theatre, galleries and museum. The three glass cabinets are at the top of the wide staircase in a generous well lit space and it looks fabulous there.
Last Saturdays edition of the Eastern Daily Press had a double page spread article on the exhibition written by Derek James, their features editor. You can find it on the following link.