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Changes at Hay Castle as bookshop signs come down
9:50am Tuesday 24th April 2012 in News
Signs promoting the bookshop at Hay Castle have been taken down after a row over advertising laws.
The large white signs, which adorned the walls of Hay-on-Wye’s Grade I-listed landmark for years, were taken down after Brecon Beacons National Park Authority got in touch with the newly formed Hay Castle Trust.
The charitable trust, which bought the Norman castle from self-appointed ‘King of Hay’ Richard Booth for £2 million last year, has however reassured residents and visitors that, while changes are on the horizon, the second-hand bookshop remains open for now.
• Elsewhere in Hay, Richard Booth, who lived at the castle for more than 30 years, is opening a new shop in town.
Richard, who now lives in nearby Cusop, will be taking books currently on sale at the castle shop to stock his new store, The King of Hay.