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    The exact date the reading rooms were built is unknown, but on the 2nd November 1895, at a meeting of the local Parish Council the Chairman raised the question of building a reading room. In May 1896 they had 4 Tenders to build it and one for the amount of £163 10s was sent to the Local Government Office for approval.

    The Reading Rooms belonged to The Eltisley & Croxton Insitute which was founded in 1903. At that time the Institute had 57 members. It was closed as a reading rooms during the First World War and re-opened in the winter of 1918 for 3 nights a week increasing to 5 nights a week by 1926.

    The rules of the Institute Reading Rooms were clear and strict, they included:

    • No intoxicating or other drinks shall be brought into the room.

    • No other game of cards other than Whist is allowed.

    • No gambling, no using bad language, no loud talking or laughing.


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    Lovely stuff again Rubex, some cracking shots there! Lovely colours and really sharp pics. Nice work, thanks for sharing!

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    Brilliant as usual, we're still buying Tommy Tippee cups! :p
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    Where'd you hide your jug? I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    I like this ;)
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    Very nicely done. The building is in not too bad shape, could be made into a workshop instead of sitting empty.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Very nice indeed Rubex, loving the colours. The rules lol, you wouldn't last 5 minutes.

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    This place is siting 'unused' because I suspect it is like the other half dozen ex Institute reading premises that I have come across - nobody really knows who the actual ownership is now vested in. In some of these ex communal buildings it is very easy to trace ownership and thus secure future use, in other cases the trail is full of pitfalls and present ownership is impossible to trace.

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    I'm assuming this would have been a Christian reading rooms? Dirus? Enlighten me!

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