Thursday, 27 August 2009

Book sale at Salem Chapel

East Budleigh's historic Salem Chapel will be open to the public over the weekend for a sale of second-hand books. Entry is free on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August, from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. The Chapel, dating from 1719, is located in Vicarage Lane at the junction with B3178, close to Bicton Cross.

Proceeds from the sale will go towards maintenance of the ancient building, which was saved from dereliction when it was acquired by the Historic Chapels Trust in 1998 and underwent a £700,000 programme of repair and upgrading.

Salem Chapel is now available for bookings and for suitable community events such as concerts, exhibitions and meetings. It also retains its wedding licence. East Budleigh resident Kathy Moyle, a key figure in the campaign to restore the building explained that although the main cost had been met by the Historic Chapels Trust, donations and revenue from events like the book sale were vital for the day-to-day maintenance.

For further information please contact Kathy Moyle on 01395 445236.

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