Barbara Collie and George

Barbara Collie and George

Barbara Collie and George

Barbara Collie with George the cat outside the Canterbury Public Library.
Historical Note
Barbara Collie was a long serving and dedicated librarian at Canterbury Public Library renowned for her superior sense of style. George was cat in residence at the old Canterbury Public Library on Cambridge Terrace from 1963 to 1976. Librarian Barbara Collie regularly fed George at weekends when the library was closed. George could sometimes show a bit of temperament and scratches were not uncommon. He also had a playful side and cataloguer Brian Gilberthorpe remembers him sitting on the wooden shelves and reaching up to swat the art work which hung above them.



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