Spalding Stories

We turned memories and stories sent to us by Spalding residents into book nook artworks that are displayed in an empty shop window on the high street.

We invited residents to send us their memories and stories of Spalding and  selected some and turned them into handcrafted pieces of artwork by designer makers Kathleen Smith and Laura Mabbutt.

The book-nooks are displayed in the empty shop windows of Beales in Spalding. We hope the trail will help brighten up the high street and share the stories of the local people.

Never heard of a book nook? Take a look at the photos below.

A book nook created by Laura, a model scene that sits on a bookshelf between the books

Once the display is packed up, the book-nooks that have been displayed will be gifted to the story submitters to take home to keep and add it to their own bookshelf for them and their family and friends to enjoy.

Wander around Spalding High Street and come and see the exhibition!

Laura has spent the last few months working on her allotment, which has been the inspiration for her book nook