On Friday 6th December Doug Pope found himself at the centre of a packed Reading Room when he launched his new book The Sailors’ Reading Room, the first 150 years. The Mayor, Cllr. Simon Tobin and other local VIPs were there to celebrate the publication of this excellent new history, written to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of The Reading Room. Copies are available either from local shops or through the website. Please visit our Shop page.
Doug Pope signing, with Stephen Wells and Ronnie Waters mucking about in the back of class. Photo: Stephen Wolfenden