The chess library

The library stock has now been moved from the store in Eastbourne to our new office on the first floor of The Watch Oak. I would like to thank Marc Bryant, Julie Denning, Paul Kelly and Ollie Willson for their collective hard work in achieving this. There are over 200 boxes, some of which weigh in excess of 40 kilos, all of which were manhandled up two flights of stairs.

The next stage is to complete the cataloguing process by getting books onto shelves.  We hope to do the majority of this work during one week in September – having the shelving delivered, then moving and sorting through boxes for either display or storage in the loft as a duplicate. We are looking for a handful of reasonably fit volunteers to come to the office and help.

If you have an interest in the library, wish to help, and are free for a week commencing Monday 11th, 18th or 25th of September, we would like to hear from you. We will pay for four nights Bed and Breakfast, and you will be able to claim a daily subsistence allowance as well as reasonable travel expenses.

Please contact me via email, or by letter to the Watch Oak if you are interested, by no later than Monday 7th August.

— Gary Willson, ECF Office Manager Email: Tel: 01424 775222