Buckingham Library’s 50-year celebration

Left, Mary Wilkins, staff in 1963, right, Cllr Ruth Newell, back, Cllr Warren Whyte and with the cake,Senior Supervisor, Pam Gowen and library staff in 60s costumes.'130910M-B067
Left, Mary Wilkins, staff in 1963, right, Cllr Ruth Newell, back, Cllr Warren Whyte and with the cake,Senior Supervisor, Pam Gowen and library staff in 60s costumes.'130910M-B067
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Mayor of Buckingham Ruth Newell cut the cake when Buckingham Library celebrated 50 years in its current premises today, Tuesday.

The day of celebration began with songs by children from Grenville School.

Buckingham Library 50th year. Grenville School pupils from yrs 3, 4 and 5 singing.'130910M-B094

Buckingham Library 50th year. Grenville School pupils from yrs 3, 4 and 5 singing.'130910M-B094

Slices of cake were served with free tea and coffee throughout the day

Library staff dressed up in 1960s costume and former staff attended, including Mary Wilkins who started work at the library when it opened in 1963 and Merle Harrison who joined the staff just after the opening, in November 1963.

Adding tuneful interludes during the day were local musicians Mike Moyse, Marian Wedley and Jimmy Brewer.

Buckingham Library 50th year. Grenville School pupils from yrs 3, 4 and 5 singing.'130910M-B089

Buckingham Library 50th year. Grenville School pupils from yrs 3, 4 and 5 singing.'130910M-B089