I am an attender at Milton Keynes Quaker Meeting, and we arrange a picnic outing once a year or so.
This year we visited the Woburn Sands meeting house which I know better as the former Woburn Sands library.
A couple of years ago the library relocated to the high street and since then the building has been vacant. As it is still owned by local Friends we have access to it.
We had hoped to picnic in the grassy graveyard behind the building but as the day turned out to be a wet one we stayed inside.
We ate our picnic (though my egg sandwich sadly lingered in my fridge at home) then had a talk from local historian Paul Cox.
Hereis a link to his website.
The building looks strange denuded of bookshelves but we did find a note in a cupboard to call a customer. I wonder if that call was made.
There was what seemed to be a laundry behind a door that was locked during the library’s time, picture above.
It was a good walk down memory lane.
As we left Woburn Sands Silver Band were playing popular classics on the green opposite; added to the atmosphere!