I WROTE about the reading habits of modern children.

Adults seemed concerned that few of them were delving into the acknowledged juvenile classics.

I said I wasn’t worried as long as they read, be it fantasy adventures or science fiction. Once they get the reading habit they will never loose it.

Martin Noble from Brockholes shares my concern that youngsters are going to continue reading books when faced with the entertainment offered by video games and the internet.

However, his grandchildren travelled from Birmingham to help him at Brockholes Church Open Day on Sunday.

Martin said: “Jack, aged 10, manned a small bookstall and sold 36. What I found most significant was that there was particular interest in the hardbacks, which were sold out.

“The adult buyers, though, seemed more interested in their condition rather than content!

“At least it would seem that some folk still like to have a home library.”