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     Bolton Exchange

This is a chance to meet the rest of the community and to enjoy freshly brewed coffee or tea with a homemade piece of cake or biscuit. It is open to all and meets in the Memorial Hall every Tuesday afternoon.

On first Tuesdays of Winter months we are open from 1pm until 3.30 pm for homemade soups, followed by a selection of desserts, tea and coffee. From April we continue to open at 1pm on the first Tuesday of each month to offer salads or savouries and desserts.

On other Tuesdays we open from 2.30 to 4pm.

There is always the opportunity to borrow a library book, pick up a donated paperback, check out the information boards, and buy home made greetings cards.  

(Further details see below)

We also provide a Library Service in conjunction with Cumbria County Council.

The Exchange is run entirely by volunteers and without this support it could not thrive or survive. The commitment is not great – just once per month – so please get involved as the rewards to the community are so beneficial. For more details contact:

 Chair –  Lesleyann Morgan –   61529

 Secretary – Mrs Cathy Smith - 62862

 Treasurer – Mr John Cotter - 61209

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Always available at the Exchange

Quality Teas and Coffees at just £1 – with unlimited free top ups and a biscuit or cake for an extra 25p or 50p.  Also hot chocolate, herbal infusions and soft drinks.

Bolton Book Drop. Cumbria County Council Library Service continues to bring four boxes of books every two months for you to borrow.  Just remember to bring your library user card (or join up with our volunteer librarians Sheila and Brian Summerscales.) You can offer suggestions on the range of books that are stocked if you wish.

Homemade cards by our own card makers, Christine and Dot. You can order cards for any special occasion.  Postage stamps are available from the cash desk.

Book/DVD Exchange - bring your unwanted up to date paperbacks or DVDs and take others from the wide selection available. From time to time excess numbers of books are taken to charity shops, so your donated books are never wasted.

Local produce. A stall for anyone to bring along garden surplus, plants, jams and preserves – or simply anything that you think might sell.  Maybe you have more seedlings than you need, or too many plants of one type?  Bring them along and maybe someone else can use them.  10% of your selling price goes to the Exchange, or you can choose just to give away what you don’t need. Contact the Secretary if you would like a regular stall, or have questions.

Foot Care

Jenny Bennett from Penruddock, provides foot care services at the Exchange on first and third Tuesdays of each month. Jenny also carries out home visits. To make an appointment, please contact Jenny direct on 07749 793805 or 01768 483377.

Britain’s Heritage Heroes episode 2

Click here to see John Craven and Jules Hudson at Bolton Exchange in 2012