British actress Brenda Blethyn opened a new library in her hometown - then paid a fine for a book she borrowed 50 years ago.
The Oscar-nominated star officially launched the new building in Ramsgate, Kent before revealing she had failed to return a book from the old library in 1959.
And she vowed to make amends by paying back the overdue fine to library owners Kent County Council.
Blethyn says, "I used to come to the old library as a child. It is wonderful to see the library open with such style and all this space for chatting, which you couldnt do in my day.
"I was worried about a library book which was overdue and my dad said: heres three pence, go take it back. On the bus I got a bit peckish so I spent the money on a (biscuit) Wagon Wheel instead. Based on a penny fine a week I have a cheque for the library for £26."