Good hosts

I may not be supporting Jeremy Corbyn to continue as leader of the Labour Party, but his campaign made a booking for a national policy event and I was pleased to see the staff work diligently to be good hosts, and pleased to see the council bring forward planned repairs and grounds maintenance to make the Meadows Library look its best for the visit.
Staff supported an event that 80 attended, despite being told only 35 seats were needed.
Since it was a green event, a statement on the action taken by the library was also produced.

FoML start piecing together

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Friends of Meadows Library are bringing together people who live or learn in The Meadows to produce a banner / tapestry to celebrate The Meadows.
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I was given the very important job of looking after a 2 year old, who came up with the idea of celebrating the history of the train in The Meadows as part of the banner, whilst playing with marbles.

Folklore and Customs talk

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Friends of Meadows Library held a presentation on Folklore and Customs from the East Midlands.
A calendar of events was explained –
The Haxey Hood
Blidworth Cradle Rocking Service
Royal Shrovetide Football
Hallaton Bottle Kicking
The Wellow Maypole
The Castleton Garland
Well Dressing
The Owd Oss and the Owd Tup
The Mummers Play
Before a review of folklore such as Robin Hood and some of the songs and dances from Nottinghamshire, including “Nottamun Town“.
Twenty attended.
Given Nottingham’s new heritage strategy – just how could folklore and customs be woven in?