The Lit & Phil Development Appeal

On Monday 7th February 2011 we welcomed over 150 guests into the library to hear details on what we are hoping to achieve and how people can help us.

Our newest patron and now President Alexander Armstrong was here to entertain and to lend support to the appeal. Comedian and actor Alexander has family links to the Lit & Phil, at least two of his ancestors were presidents of the Society.

We have had a wonderful response to the Lit & Phil appeal and the monies raised to date have enabled us to carry out much essential work. We have installed a wheelchair lift, enabling those with mobility issues to enter the library. The next phase will include completely accessible toilets and a lift to take people to the first floor.

We are hugely grateful to everyone who supported the appeal, without whom this vital restoration work would not be possible.



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