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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
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.
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.
Forgot to ask,Lindy,but any idea who the "Rawdon" of the library in Breck rd,was?
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.
Might pass there next week. (armed with my camera)
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.
Only just found this Lindy,but it sounds like it wasn't just Carnegie who donated libraries!
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!)
B/W pic' courtesy of L.R.O.
Last edited by wsteve55; 07-18-2010 at 12:35 AM. Reason: re-posting pic's
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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