Enjoy a walk and pick up a book!

WORLD Book Night is coming to Hubbards Hills!
Hubbards Hills is a much loved treasure and the Hubbards Hills Trust hopes the 50 free books they will be giving away this coming Saturday as part of the national World Book Night initiative will also become a favourite with local people.
Doubtless they will as “A Life Like Other Peoples” is by none other than the wonderful national treasure Alan Bennett, who hails from neighbouring Yorkshire. The book is said to be a revealing and poignant family memoir and is funny and touching in equal measure.

Coun Mrs Jill Makinson-Sanders, who has organised the event, which begins at midday and will be staged in the shelter nearest to the Pahud Memorial, is delighted that her first choice of book was successful.

“The organisers were looking for unusual places to stage local versions of national World Book Night and I thought Hubbards Hills would be ideal,” she explained. “It is the sort of place Alan Bennett would have visited with his parents and is most definitely a place which features clearly in so many people’s memories.”

The first 50 lucky readers who attend on Saturday will receive a free edition of the Alan Bennett book, which have been donated to the Trust as part of the national promotion of books.

“We felt we could not invite readers to turn up at night, Hubbards Hills is not the best place to get to in the dark,” she continued. “So people can now pick up their books in daylight and then curl up in front of the fire on Saturday night and get down to some cosy World Book Night reading.”

The shelter is one of three donated to Hubbards Hills and the people of Louth by MP Sir Robert Perks to mark the official opening of the beauty spot back in August 1907. His portrait hangs in Louth Town Hall. The three shelters cost £100 and have since been used by generations of people wanting to shelter from the elements or simply enjoy a pleasant rest during a nice stroll through the Hills.

The events begins at midday and members of the Trust will be on hand to meet the public and explain how the Trust is putting together a business plan for public consultation later this spring.

*More information from Jill Makinson-Sanders on 01507 600743

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