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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    As the library 1999,but was used temporey for Breckfield and Everton Neibourhood council. fo two years.

    http://www.heritageworks.co.uk/everton.htm
    I'm too lazy to search meself George but do you know who made the lunch and A-Z'D the books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Do you know who owns the building now?
    Is it still the council?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Is it still the council?

    I wonder.



    Everton library and the old Breck rd Rawdon library were amalgamated and reopened as the current one which is in the Breck rd shopping mall.
    The old Rawdon was sold over to a private business. ( as you can see in the attachment).
    Those old libraries should never have been closed. The Rawdon library was much better placed in it's original location - and not a noisy scruffy, run down shopping mall where it is now


    I never went in Everton library, but it is such a nice building. The old Breck rd library had a proper library atmosphere - and not at all like the current modern library which is not much more than a large shop. I suppose the excuse is that it was costing too much to maintain the separate buildings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    My Granddad and his crew helped build Lister Drive. This is from about 1904. Anyone who wants to use this pic, feel free to do so.

    Hi Bernie,
    a bit late,but some pic's I took of Carnegie Library,today! Sad to see it in it's present state,probably awaiting demolition! At the back,there looks like there was an ornamental garden,with paths/lights,but all overgrown now! Couldn't get a shot of the front this time,due to roadworks,near the main entrance.
    Steve.

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    Great photos Steve.

    It's a real pity the building's been left to ruin. The support scaffolding in the old photo is made from just thin logs, timber planks and rope - plenty of skills in that department from the docks and shipping, I suspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Great photos Steve.

    It's a real pity the building's been left to ruin. The support scaffolding in the old photo is made from just thin logs, timber planks and rope - plenty of skills in that department from the docks and shipping, I suspect.
    Just think it's sad, that the benevolence of Andrew Carnegie,is no longer appreciated! He paid for libraries like this,all over the world,and my local one,is included,but that is maintained!

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    Forgot to ask,Lindy,but any idea who the "Rawdon" of the library in Breck rd,was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Forgot to ask,Lindy,but any idea who the "Rawdon" of the library in Breck rd,was?
    As far as I know the Rawdon sisters of the Rawdon family bequeathed the library to the local people, also the recreational play area to the rear of the library (part of which now has new houses built on the site!).
    There is a disused water fountain right by the old library, and I think the Rawdon family are mentioned on it. I will look next time I'm passing that way.



    Terrible shame to see Lister library in such a sorry state

    Also, earlier this week I noticed Lodge Lane library in a derelict state. I think most of the roof has gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    As far as I know the Rawdon sisters of the Rawdon family bequeathed the library to the local people, also the recreational play area to the rear of the library (part of which now has new houses built on the site!).
    There is a disused water fountain right by the old library, and I think the Rawdon family are mentioned on it. I will look next time I'm passing that way.



    Terible shame to see Lister library in such a sorry state

    Also, earlier this week I noticed Lodge Lane library in a derelict state. I think most of the roof has gone.
    Any info' on the Rawdon's? Dont recognise the name,at all! Also,any chance of a pic' of the fountain,I vaguely remember a thread on these?

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    Might pass there next week. (armed with my camera)

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    Not too clear but you can make out Chistopher Rawdon. It does mention about the playground as well as the library.

    I'd heard that it was the Rawdon sisters, but perhaps that was something else.
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    Only just found this Lindy,but it sounds like it wasn't just Carnegie who donated libraries!

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    Though slightly off-thread,I thought I'd post these pic's of Lister drive baths,which is almost next door to the library! Maybe your dad had some involvement with it's construction Bernie? As you can see,it's no longer used as a swimming baths,and it's now a giant petshop supplier,including fish,in some of the old pools!


    (sorry about pic' quality,I think I need a new camera!)

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    Steve,
    Don't know if my Granddad was involved in the baths. My mother went to Lister Drive school in the early 1900's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    Steve,
    Don't know if my Granddad was involved in the baths. My mother went to Lister Drive school in the early 1900's.
    That was inbetween the 2,but gone completely now! (I think there might have been a fire there?)

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