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    The Philanthropist's Library
    Visited with: Alex
    Visit date: August 2015

    Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way inů.. We are explorers, not vandals.

    History
    The construction of the library was funded by a well known businessman and opened in June 1905 and remained in use up until 2006 when the building was closed due to safety concerns.

    The good news is that a charity who would like to renovate the building and give it a new lease of life have just received a grant. Renovation work has begun and the plan is to have work complete within the next couple of years.




















    Final thoughts
    Even though a lot of the original features inside the building have been removed due to either damage or restoration purposes the bits that still remain give you a feel of how this place would have looked. The green tiles shining on the lower parts of the wall, the stunning woodwork nicely polished and the beautiful stonework running around the edge of the ceiling all lit up by the natural light streaming in through the skylights and dome.

    Thanks for reading,

    Dugie


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    That's a beauty!

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    Proper Job, Thanks
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    Like this mate, nice indeed

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    Bit special that one, cheers.
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    My beautiful little wife is currently expecting twins :D

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    Nice posting. It's good that the building will get a new lease of life.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    What a beauty!!
    :::::: Growing old disgracefully ::::::

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    Thanks everyone, never got to spend a lot of time inside for various reasons the main one being sensors!

    None the less I am happy I managed to see this place and that it will be renovated. Looking forward to seeing the place after it is complete.

    Glad you like them,

    Dugie

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    Stunning pictures and and an all-round good news story!

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    What a grand place, well captured.


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