Booking in for birthday celebration as Hitchin landmark celebrates 50 years in business

50th birthday celebrations at Eric T Moore Books in Hitchin, June 2015. Cake was a gift from friend

50th birthday celebrations at Eric T Moore Books in Hitchin, June 2015. Cake was a gift from friend of the shop Scilla Douglas of Hitchin Historical Society - Credit: Archant

The turnout at a birthday bash to mark the 50th anniversary of a landmark Hitchin shop spoke volumes for its standing in the town.

50th birthday celebrations at Eric T Moore Books in Hitchin, June 2015. In the foreground are owners

50th birthday celebrations at Eric T Moore Books in Hitchin, June 2015. In the foreground are owners Andrew and Alison Fell-Gordon. Also in group are local historian Terry Knight and recent shop recruit Keith Crowe (blue shirt at back) - Credit: Archant

ndrew and Alison Fell-Gordon invited staff, customers and well-wishers to the event at Eric T. Moore’s secondhand and specialist bookshop in Bridge Street where a cake provided by Scilla Douglas of Hitchin Historical Society took pride of place.

The couple paid tribute to the shop’s founders Eric and Margaret Moore and thanked many supporters who had helped them find their feet as well as loyal staff including Anne Chambers, Katie Maynard and Keith Crowe.

The shop – once two cottages and also used as a pub in the past – will be hosting a signing session for Hitchin actor and broadcaster Richard Whitmore’s autobiography on Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

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50th birthday celebrations at Eric T Moore Books in Hitchin, June 2015.

50th birthday celebrations at Eric T Moore Books in Hitchin, June 2015. - Credit: Archant

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