Tuesday evening saw the Lit & Phil celebrate its 220th birthday – again. Our party on the 7th February was oversubscribed and many people were left disappointed. Therefore we decided to hold another celebration.
On the night we had Michael Chaplin, who has a long association with the Society, as our special guest. He gave a brilliantly personal account of what the Lit & Phil means to him.
There was music, a book display and plenty of refreshments to keep everyone happy. And of course a birthday party is not a birthday party without a cake. Our cake was cut by Astrid, who retired as Deputy Librarian at the end of 2011.