Book lovers needed at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech

Staff at Octavia Hills Birthplace House in Wisbech are looking for book loving volunteers to help catalogue the museums book collection. Picture: Archant

Staff at Octavia Hills Birthplace House in Wisbech are looking for book loving volunteers to help catalogue the museums book collection. Picture: Archant

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Staff at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House are calling for book lovers to help with cataloguing the museum’s large book collection.

The museum – which commemorates Wisbech’s most famous daughter – is looking for volunteers to help in the library and tea room.

They’re also looking for people to help get through the museum’s book collection.

The Birthplace House at 7 South Brink commemorates the social reformer and co-founder of the National Trust, who spent her early days on the banks of the River Nene in Wisbech, and draws visitors from around the country.

Octavia Hill was born in Wisbech in 1838, the eighth daughter of James Hill, a corn merchant and former banker.

James was a follower of Robert Owen; he established the town’s first newspaper, “The Star in the East”.

It was dedicated to telling “The Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth”.

Offers of help should be directed to Peter Clayton, chairman of the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum Trust, who can be contacted by calling: 01945 476358 or emailing info@octaviahill.org

Callers leaving a message are asked to provide their telephone number for the return call.

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