Volunteers Needed To Paint The Telephone Box

Broadwindsor’s Group Parish Council now own the red telephone box by Bernards’ Place 🙂 With all the formalities complete, they are now in need of volunteers able to assist with getting it painted.

The telephone box continues to be used as a Book Exchange.

Anyone able to help, please contact Cllr. David Leader:

  • 01308 868275
  • 07867 608652
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Tales From The Telephone Box

Regular users of the website (rather then the Facebook page or Twitter Feed) will notice a new sub menu item – Tales From The Telephone Box.

At the end of January this year, Margery Hookings invited users of the telephone box Book Exchange to submit their book reviews.  The response has been good and she has published several on her blog already.  Read more HERE.

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Broadwindsor’s Telephone Box Book Exchange

The photograph, taken today shows that the telephone from the telephone box in Broadwindsor’s square has now been removed.  This indicates that the legalities of the Parish Council adopting it may have concluded. Consequently, many books  which were on top of the telephonehave now been piled on the floor which is not suitable due to the damp conditions.

The number of books has increased too.  It is meant to be serving as a Book Exchange and not a place for a carrier bag or bundle of books to be left, particularly if there is clearly no room to accommodate them at this time.  Once the legalities are final, the Parish Council do intend to renovate the telephone box – which may involve putting up shelves for books as the book exchange does seem to be working well.  It is not an item on the Parish Council’s agenda this Monday – which is extensive already – but please help keep it tidy 🙂

World Book Day 4.3.21

To celebrate World Book Day, and the incredulous date which will never occur again, Broadwindsor.org produced over three dozen memorable bookmarks for the children who use or accompany their parents to the telephone box.
Apologies as they were a day late due to technical problems!

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Tales from the Phone Box Library

The weather is certainly not conducive to more Music From The Square Window and both Julie Andrews and village resident Margery Hookings need a well earned break.  From music, Margery has focused on reading and has a new Lockdown project on the go to keep the spirit of reading in the village alive and connect as book lovers in the community.

Broadwindsor’s Book Exchange at the telephone box by Bernards’ Place became a book exchange early in the first Lockdown of 2020.  With content for all ages, it has proven very popular indeed.

Love Reading!So much so that Margery now invites you to submit your book reviews on books that you have already read from the book exchange or a book you are planning to donate.
She will initially create a blog or a podcast her “Tales from the Phone Box Library” on her site MaddieGrigg.co.uk. When enough have been collected, Broadwindsor.org will create a page on the village website for them all to be available.
Later, Margery will include Kindle books and others you’ve bought, especially if you’ve really enjoyed them.  If you’d like to contribute, please email: margery.hookings@gmail.com.

Reviews and previews don’t have to be long or intricate. Here are a few guidelines for those reviewing:

  • Reviews should not exceed 200 words in total
  • Please include:
    1. Title
    2. Author
    3. Genre
    4. Body of Review (no spoilers please).
    5. Would you recommend/not recommend?
  • Send all reviews to margery.hookings@gmail.com

Space is obviously very limited in the telephone box – please do not just dump books or boxes in there.  The conditions are too damp to accept journals and magazines, so no more of those please.  Thanks go to Ruthie Stevens & Wendy Shields – who has now removed all the cobwebs 🙂 – for keeping the telephone box tidy.

We are all aware of the rules – Please act responsibly
You enter the Book Exchange at your own riskScroll

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