I am delighted and proud to announce that I have been made a founding Patron of Bungay Library. The library is now run by an Industrial Providence Society after Suffolk County Council’s foiled attempts to close more than half on the county’s libraries (there’s some Thatcherite thinking). Thankfully the tireless efforts of people like Sylvia Knights have saved our library, and it has NOT been privatised, which is no doubt what SCC wanted all along. Our budget is smaller but it is in the hands of people who care about it.
The picture below is of me and my fellow patrons Lord Prior and the novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard.