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Spalding charity shop is holding silent auction for rare book on Boston Gliderdrome

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A rare book which details the glory days of the Boston Gliderdrome will be auctioned off to raise money for a good cause.

Manager of the Sue Ryder charity Bookshop Paul Redford was delighted to discover a signed copy of 'Goin' to the Dance: A Personal History of Boston Gliderdrome' written by David Peatling in a recent batch of donations.

The book is so highly prized that it sold out shortly after its publication in 2003 - and The Crescent shop still has a waiting list.

Paul Redford with the Going to the Dance book which is being auctioned for Sue Ryder (53158270)
Paul Redford with the Going to the Dance book which is being auctioned for Sue Ryder (53158270)

Copies have sold in online auctions for around £100 so Mr Redford is holding a silent auction and is hoping to raise a lot of money for the charity.

He said: "We handle a lot of books, sometimes 3,000 to 5,000 a week, and this is the first copy I have ever seen.

"There are people on our request system who are still looking for it.

"A lot of people who grew up around here in the 50s and 60s would have been regular attenders at the Boston Gliderdrome which attracted big names at the time."

For anyone who attended the Gliderdrome this book is a must-have as it contains all of the acts which appeared at the venue.

The book still has its original dust jacket and is signed by the author.

Anyone who wishes to bid for the book is asked to place their bid in an sealed envelope and drop it off the Sue Ryder Bookshop by no later than 12pm on Saturday, December 18.

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