Part One - April 2022
Before this season the Library had probably been one of the better-kept secrets at Trent Bridge. But since Peter Wynne-Thomas sadly passed away last July the heritage team have been busy reorganising the room so that Club members and supporters can enjoy visiting it on matchdays and other occasions.
There remains much to be done but, having ‘tested the waters’ during the pre-season friendly matches, we feel ready to welcome visitors.
The Library will be open on every County Championship matchday during the 2022 season.
Full opening times will be included in the Matchday Guide for each fixture, available in the ‘News’ section of the Trent Bridge website, with links from social media channels.
We will be trialling different opening times at the start and end of each day, but the Library will always be open from the start of the lunch interval until the end of the tea interval.
- You’ll be welcome to explore the thousands of books on the shelves, browse through the latest issues of cricket magazines, flick through ‘coffee table books’, have a chat with other supporters, see some ‘treasures’ from the Club’s archives and tell staff and volunteers how you would like to use the Library in future.
- Later in the 2022 season there will be a sale of second-hand books and we’ll be trialling a lending service for Club members, offering the opportunity to borrow from a selection of popular books. And we’re always pleased to hear from people who would like to donate books, magazines and memorabilia to the Library.
- We also plan to open the Library during the Test match and on some non-matchdays. A variety of events will be planned and we’re keen to hear from local organisations who might want to use the Library for their own meetings. More information on all of these developments will be available on the Trent Bridge website – in the ‘News’ and ‘History & Library’ sections – and on social media.
- If you are researching a cricket story or your family history we are keen to help. Research visits can be made on non-matchdays by appointment, so please email email@example.com explaining the information that you’re looking for and some days on which you could visit.
We want the Library to become a lively and well-used part of Trent Bridge, so we’re always interested to hear how and when members and supporters would like to use the room. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome; please speak to a staff member or volunteer when you’re in the Library, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.