Call for bibliophiles to lend a hand

Book lovers are being asked to come forward to help with cataloguing at the museum commemorating Wisbech’s most famous daughter, Octavia Hill.

Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House is calling for volunteers willing to commit to continuing the current season, both with cataloguing tasks associated with the museum’s library and book collection and in the popular tea room.

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.

Offers of help should be directed to Peter Clayton, chairman of the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum Trust, who can be contacted by telephoning the museum on 01945-476358 or emailing .   Callers leaving a message are asked to provide their telephone number for the return call.