Thursday, 8 November 2007

Yelvertoft Reading Room

This building in the main street in Yelvertoft is the Reading Room. It's opposite the shop, just a short walk from the canal. According to the plaque between the windows it used to be the school, and dates from the early 1700s. There's also a rather impressive sundial above the door, although at the time we were there the sun hadn't yet made an appearance!
An internet search reveals little about the history of the Reading Room. But it does bring up a long list of village groups and activities which take place there. It's good to know that this building still plays such an important part in the village.

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