Manchester Branch Library
The Branch has a small, but well stocked, library from which members can borrow books for one month for a small fee. Please speak to Harry Mak, our Librarian, if you wish to borrow a book or two.
A small selection of the books we hold
|Borg, J||Cacti- A Gardener’s Handbook for their Identification & Cultivation|
|Buxbaum, Franz||Cacti – Culture|
|Haage, Walther.||Cactus as Houseplants|
|Higgins, Vera||Cacti – Growing for beginners|
|Lamb, Edgar & Brian||Cacti – Popular Exotic|
|Shewell-Cooper, W.E.||A B C of Cacti|
|Ivimey-Cook, R.B.||Cactus & Other Succulent Plants – an introduction|
|Mafham, Ken Preston||Cacti & Succulents in Habitat|
|Rowley, Gordon D.||Name That Succulent|
|Carruthers, Les & Ginns, Ron||Echeverias|
|Jacobsen, Herman||Succulent Plants – Description, Cultivation & Uses of, other than Cacti|
|Jeppe, Barbara||Aloes – South African|
|Hammer, Steve||New Views of the Genus – Conophytum|
|Huxley, Anthony||Cacti & Succulents – Houseplants|
|Green, G. Gilbert||Cacti & Succulents|
|Leese, Oliver||Cacti & Other Succulents|
|Macquown, Frank||Fine-flowered Cacti|
|Cole, Desmond||Lithops – Flowering Stones|
|Backeberg, Curt.||Cactus Lexicon|
|Pilbeam, John||Mammillaria – A Collector’s Guide|
|Pilbeam, John||Haworthia & Astroloba – A Collector’s Guide|
|Rowley, Gordon||Caudiciform & Pachycaul Succulents|
|Wills, H. & S.||Houseleeks, Sempervivum, Javibarba & Rosularia|
The earliest known Branch Librarian is our Chairman, Brian Darnell. In 1970, having attended a few meetings he was asked by Mrs. Kidd if he would be willing look after the library. Having agreed, he was asked at the following meeting if he was attending the next committee meeting. Brian replied that he was not on the committee. But you are, replied Mrs. Kidd – you look after the library, don’t you?
Since then there have been two other Librarians – Tony Butterworth (1994 – 1997), and Harry Mak (1998 – to present).
Who acted as Librarian before Brian is not at present known.
Several books in the library are known to have been donated by previous members, who include Les Nyman and Harold Gaulton, amongst others.