75-year-old book comes full circle 75-year-old book comes full circle

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75-year-old book comes full circle

The book was recently donated to Sailors' Society's Salisbury shop
The book was recently donated to Sailors' Society's Salisbury shop

A charity shop in Salisbury received an unusual donation recently, when it was given one of its own prayer books from 1942.

Sailors' Society's south coast retail manager Paul Long-Collins said, “As the shop is new, we are in real need of donations, but this one came as a bit of a surprise.

“Considering the book’s age it is in really good condition. It’s amazing that it has come full circle.”

The shop has a maritime decor that reflects Sailors’ Society’s work with the world’s 1.6m seafarers.

It is the second of four new shops the charity plans to roll out this year, with others due in Southampton and Poole. It already has shops in Farnborough and Aberdeen as well as one in Eastleigh.

Sailors’ Society’s director of development, Adam Stacey, said: “We’re really grateful to everyone in Salisbury who has supported the new shop through donations and making purchases.”

If you have any unwanted goods and would like to support Sailors’ Society’s Salisbury shop, you can make donations at 17-19 Catherine Street.

Sailors’ Society’s Salisbury shop manager Carole Gray with the book
Sailors’ Society’s Salisbury shop manager Carole Gray with the book