Spalding Stories

Do you have a story to tell? We want to take the memories from your head and craft them into reality.

Send us your memories and stories of Spalding and they could be selected to be turned into handcrafted pieces of artwork by designer makers Kathleen Smith and Laura Mabbutt.

The submitted memories will then become part of a trail of book-nooks in empty shop windows 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 to see what your story could be turned into.

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

If you’re not sure how to start, download our PDF to help you document your memory in a variety of fun ways and help us to recraft your memory into a tiny sculpture.

Once your book-nook has been displayed, you will be able to take it home to keep and add it to your own bookshelf for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

This opportunity is open to adults living in the Spalding area and is free to participate. Send us your memories and stories by 7th March 2021.

To send your story, please email us on

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