Treasures of literature hidden in Clatterbridge

Jen Rhodes with Mandy ShepherdListeners of the Coffee Club have been learning how a number of books have been concealed around the health park for people to find.

Jen Rhodes is the brains behind Wirral Look4aBook - a local version of an idea which has been taking off in other areas of the UK.

She popped down to the studio to talk to presenter Mandy Shepherd about the treasures hidden in Clatterbridge and beyond with the idea of spreading a little joy to the peninsular.

Jen explained how children and adults simply hide a pre-loved book in a sealable, reusable plastic bag with a note to the finder explaining they can take it away to read or pass on to someone else.

Once they have finished, they are encouraged to re-hide it or hide a new book in its place.


You may also like:


The group, which now has nearly 6,500 members of all ages, are asked to post a photo of any books they find on the Facebook page.

The mother-of-two explained how one of her sons is on the autism spectrum and was frustrated about running out of bedtime stories over the school holidays.

Jen said he adores the scheme.

"By hiding and finding books he had the excitement of being outside and the adventure that it brings as well as a new book at bedtime."

Some of the books from Wirral have been re-hidden as far away as Greece and Canada in the hope that the idea will spread across the world.

It's hoped patients and staff in the health park will be inspired to hide their own books around the site so others can enjoy them too.


Share this story:

Follow the conversation:


Our latest news...

  • Presidential success for Dave

    Dave Adams speaking for the League of FriendsThe 2020 presidential race has been won - by our very own Dave Adams. No, we're not talking about the election for the White House but an important role much closer to home.
  • Beat the blues and help cancer research

    Competitors from Cancer Research UK's Pretty MuddyIf you're feeling blue this January, then we have got an offer which could help you - and do some good for others too! Radio Clatterbridge listeners have been encouraged to take part in a series of events taking place later this year in aid of Cancer Research UK.
  • Country show shortlisted for national award

    Dan CoatsOne of Radio Clatterbridge's newest presenters is celebrating after his programme was shortlisted for a national award. Country Connection is broadcast live every Friday evening as part of our specialist music strand Radio Clatterbridge Presents.