Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday Snap - Book Alley



No correct answers for last week's Sunday Snap of a blue police box. We did have a mention of the Earls Court box from Rachel at Beauty Queen UK. This was installed in 1996 as a working police box with CCTV and telephone and has maintained as both a tourist attraction and functioning public help point. Back to this box and I can tell you the location is:

On the seafront at Sandside, Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Dating from the 1920s it has been its present location since 2000 and is now a Grade II listing building. My favourite part of the box has to be the guttering and drainpipe. I really think The Doctor should add these features to his TARDIS.

Onto this week and it is clearly of a shelf of boxes. This was one of many shelves down this passageway all full of books. In fact in this town you can't get away from books and bookshops. Forget Scottish independence as this is now old news. This town declared independence in 1977 as part of a publicity stunt by the self-proclaimed King. Such is the value of paper books to this town there is an unofficial ban on Kindles.

So this week's question is – in which town was this photograph taken?

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    1. No, not Cambridge but I'm sure there are plenty of bookshops for the students there.

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    1. Correct! It is indeed 'the town of books' that is Hay-on-Wye.

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  3. I literally have no clue, I would probably say Oxford x

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    1. There are a good number of bookshops in Oxford but not the right answer.

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    1. It is Hay-on-Wye and a mighty fine town it is too.

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  5. Oh I have no idea! Probably Oxford x

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    1. Not Oxford but I did go in some great bookshops the last time I was there.

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  6. Honestly, I have no idea at all! Good pic though

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  7. Hay-on-Wye... but I only know because I cheated and googled it. I would've had absolutely no idea otherwise.

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    1. It's called research! We all have to gain knowledge somehow.

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  8. I love old books, they have a certain smell

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  9. I love to see lots of books on shelves. Nowhere is complete without a good bookshelf! I have no idea where this would have been taken.

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  10. Oh I love this game and can't wait to hear the answer. My book cases are full to bursting here xxx

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  11. I see from previous comments it;s Hay-On-Wye; I've never heard of it but now I really want to go there! I know the husband would too so I'm now off to Google to check our bed and breakfasts there!

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    1. There is a proper Tourist Information Office in Hay-on-Wye and they could help you with accommodation. I picked up a booklet while I was there and it had stacks of B&Bs in it.

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    2. We're planning on visiting next year thanks to this post. It's our 10 year wedding anniversary in April and we're hoping to go for a long weekend :)

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  12. aww man I saw the other comments before I could guess. Looks great though! x

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