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The Mayor’s Charity Year 2013 – 2014

When Simon Tobin was elected to office of town Mayor last year he chose The Sailors’ Reading Room as one of his two mayoral charities. On 6th May Cllr. Simon Tobin came to The Reading Room to present a cheque …
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Welcome Refurbishments Completed!

The long awaited refurbishments to the Reading Room are now complete! A legacy from Beryl Threadkell and funding from Seafarers UK, formerly The King George’s Fund for Sailors, have enabled us to carry out essential works, which include improved toilet …
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Book Launch: ‘The Sailors’ Reading Room, The First 150 years

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 …
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The 2013 Open Day

To preview our 150th Anniversary hundreds of local folk turned out on October 5th last year to watch a sail past of historic and contemporary fishing boats, including the LT 472 Excelsior, the last gaff-rigged sailing trawler on the East …
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New Company

 The Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room Association is now incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee. The company still remains a Registered Charity [Reg. Charity No: 1150918], and at a special meeting on Monday August 5th the Officers were voted in by the …
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HMS Solebay visit

For the second time in 10 years the Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room played host to men from the HMS Sole Bay Association on 12th May 2013, as they visited the spiritual home of their ship. HMS Sole Bay was a …
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