Book signing

Book signing

Some of the people who attend The ABLE Centre recently went to a book signing by man who is one of our keenest supporters.

Peter Moppett has just published a book entitled ‘Richmond and Swaledale – An illustrated visit to a beautiful dale’.

His book captures and illustrates the beauty of the area with over 200 original photographs and digital paintings.


Peter is one of the Friends of ABLE, often popping in to see us and in the new year he will be running some art workshops with the people who attend the centre.

Two of these people are Susan Spence and Tracy Jones. Along with our Manager, Lynn Tomkinson, they went to see Peter at his book signing in The Station, Richmond.

Susan was one of the first to buy and get a book signed and will be giving it a Christmas present to a member of her family.

Lynn said: “Peter supports us so much, so we wanted to give something back by coming to the book signing. Everybody at ABLE is looking forward to him working with us in 2018.”

Peter, 82, said: “I like visiting The ABLE Day Centre; everyone has been very supportive of me during my work on this book and Lynn is even proof reading my next book.

“Even though I am from London originally I have lived in Richmondshire most of my life and have always found it a fascinating area and I enjoy exploring every inch of it.”

Peter’s book is available to buy from Castle Hill Bookshop in Richmond. Telephone 01748 824243.