Monday, 23 April 2012

Phone Box Library #69 Wix, Essex

Via the Harwich and Manningtree Standard we learn that the sixty ninth phone box library has recently started in the Essex village of Wix.

The village has a population of around 800 and can be found in the Tendring district of Essex. It lies in a small valley about three km south of the Stour Estuary.

It appears that parish councillor Sue Lusher has been the main driving force behind the phone box library, although Postmaster Efty Anwar was responsible for painting the box.

There are five shelves, so maybe 100 books. It remains to be seen whether Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code is in attendance, but there is a large Reader's Digest World Atlas and an awesome book about Ancient Egypt.

Rather courageously, the parish council have resolved that the phone box is to be kept locked and for access you need to request the key from the post office which is open from 09:00 to 17:30 on weekdays, 9:00 to 12:30 on Saturdays and closed on Sundays.

I think this is the first instance of a phone box library that is locked.

The nearest public library is in Manningtree, about 5 miles away, however the village is also served by a mobile library for half an hour every fortnight

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