A Cautionary Tale

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Our microfilm readers are very popular with customers wanting to view parish registers or newspapers on microfilm, and we enjoy welcoming visitors for this and other research. So it was very sad to have to take one out of circulation. The reason? Someone had spilt a drink next to the machine, which had caused electrical burnout. Fortunately there was no fire, but we still ended up with irreparably damaged equipment.

So if we ask you please not to bring food and drink “even if it’s only water” into the Local Studies Library or the Microfilm Room, don’t be offended. There is a very good reason for it. When you need refreshment, please take the opportunity to use our very pleasant break room and enjoy its fabulous views.

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