The Chapelkill Tourist Board is releasing a new series of books encouraging visitors to get out.
Copies will be available at the Front Desk.
"Below there! Look out! Look out! For God’s sake clear the way!"
Beneath a bloated, fish-belly sky snow began to fall on the moorland above the town. The vesper bell rang for evening prayer but the church pews sat empty. Gangs of fathers and husbands and sons had gathered on the market square. Armed with pitchforks and burning torches, and roused by drink and the dramatic testimony of a child, the pack marched on a crumbling farm at the edge of the forest. Forcing their way inside, the town’s menfolk tore the six accused from the warmth of their kitchen and into the bitter night.
From A Thin Place by James Cessford, to be published in September by the Chapelkill Library Press
Chapelkill OmniBuses are now running a monthly service to Manchester. The 1919192 runs between Chapelkill Market and Piccadilly Bus Station every third Tuesday of the month at 2pm. There is no return service so passengers will have to make their own arrangements home. It is popular route so you will need to book at least 60 days in advance. Tickets can be purchased from the Front Desk but are no longer valid for travel. Please note, the driver for this service is a suspected alcoholic, so passengers will be expected to take turns. Responsibilities might include steering, changing gear, braking, tutting at passengers etc. A map and ticket machine will be made available on the day if and when and if necessary.
A Box of Ghosts
Wonderful new Puffin box set featuring Earthfasts and Mr Corbett’s Ghost along with collections of eerie tales edited by Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Molin and more.
Order your copy at the Front Desk now before some parent borrows it on their child’s ticket and pretends the boy’s dropped it down a well or some such place, just so he can keep it and not have to pay a fine. Sods. Make it all Reference Only I say and have done.
In the interests of transparency Chapelkill Council has put together this new infographic illustrating how it spends your money.
This was designed by the brains in the Reference Library using their new Demdike606 computer operating computer-system.
This is why the lift in Chapelkill Library is permanently Out of Order.
(From page 13 of Haunted Houses: Ghosts & Spectres by Eric Maple and Lyn Myring. Part of Usborne Pocketbook’s Supernatural Guides series. The Head Librarian’s favourite book for many, many years.)
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, Penguin 1973
Cover illustration by the brilliant Charles Raymond
Chapelkill Library Public Health Alert
Stay off the cliffs this weekend. The sea and the sky are set to meet at midnight on Saturday. The coastal path marks the edge of the rift.