... until Bradford Local Studies and Archives Library reopens :0)
FOBALS (Friends of Bradford Archives and Local Studies) have been busy discussing plans and arrangements for the opening week. I will be at opening ceremony on the 9th and will be around everyday apart from Wednesday that opening week, helping on technology day and giving talks to school children. The full line up of events can be seen here (scroll down for local studies events) http://www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc/leisure_and_culture/library_and_information_services/events_calendar/City_Library_Launch.htm
The new library will be a bright contemporary area with lots of new equipment and facilities. I’ve not been inside yet but am hoping to visit for a preview this week. Can I just say a big thank you to Sue Caton of the local Studies Library who has put a huge amount of work into getting the space right and liaising with FOBALS and also to Councillor Hinchcliffe for taking the time to listen to our concerns and ideas and supporting the Local Studies Library.
My book is coming along well. Chapter one is now out for proof reading and the other chapters are getting there but still need a lot of work! I’ve recently uncovered valuable information on the Royal Flying Corps in Bradford thanks to Cross and Cockade.
Well next week will be exceedingly busy if you spot me in the library please say hello and I hope you like the space.