Village’s first ever library volunteer brings in new dawn for community facility

Olive Bradburn cuts the ribbon
Olive Bradburn cuts the ribbon

Two years after budget cuts threatened to close Wendover Library, the village has celebrated its official opening as a community library.

Olive Bradburn was the very first volunteer in Wendover’s original library in the 1960s and the 97 year old did the honours of cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony on Saturday.

She was helped by John Colet School pupils Luke and Mark Paulley, Leo Thompson and Emma Simpson, who designed the library’s new logo.

More than 90 volunteers have signed up to help out at the facility to assist full time staff members.

After speeches, people enjoyed entertainment from four young musicians and the works of poet and musician James Carter.

The library will continue to offer all the services it has previously done and will host various events and activities in the future.