Photo-a-Day (Monday, 23rd May, 2016)
A few years ago one of those flag pole was hanging off
A lovely sharp photo. Well done and thanks Dave.
Lovely Spring pic, Dave.
Pin sharp as usual.
Good clear pic! Been past this building many times!
Good to see "AD (Anno Domini) 1905" on the front and not that stupid "CE" so common nowadays!
Good and interesting shot Dave, very sharp, what lens? It would be nice to think that we could go back to producing high quality architecture like this, instead of bland box-like structures.
John - lens was the Fuji 35mm F/1.4 - a great lens.
John Morris did you used to be on kids tv during the 60s think it was annimal magic. Only joking john,good picture dave
Thanks for the info. Dave it's a bit too close to the 27mm that I have (also extremely sharp) to make it worth buying, but maybe one day!
If I'm not mistaken, the building of this library was funded by Richard Evans, a wealthy colliery owner and philanthropist. He was also responsible for funding the building of the ' British ' school over the road which is now a care home and ' Jagger's ' junior school in Haydock which is a gymnasium or something similar nowadays.
Nice Venetian window!
My mistake, although Richard Evans was responsible for the two schools mentioned, it was of course Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish industrialist, who was responsible for the library. My apologies.
Are you the same John Morris that used to teach at Harker and Howarth music shop on Library Street ?
Ozy--This is the second library in Ashton as you say this one was built by Mr Carnegie and was opened in 1906, the first was opened by the Evans family in the Garswood Hall Institute on Wigan Road Bryn for the coal miners of the area,