Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 15th June, 2021)
Good photo again Dennis. That's one part of Wigan that hasn't changed.
A familiar sight from many years ago. Traveling from Wigan to my home in Orrell, we always passed the Carniegie library at that fork in the road. Excellent photo, sadly I will never see the scene again.
Nice photo, Dennis.
I wonder what the building is used for now.? I lived across the road and used to go in it when I was young, it was so peaceful and quiet, as libraries are.
I loved that library as a child. i would walk up from Billinge Road even when quite young and I remember peering over the counter while the lady looked for my ticket. I still love reading.
couldn't get used to the place, myself, all them books with big words in so a never botherd.
That's carnegie library in Pemberton.
Who's bright idea was it ,to plant two trees directly at the front , spoils the view of the impressive façade of the building.
Good photo Dennis.
The same thought crossed my mind David, I’ve nothing against trees, but it was a bit thoughtless to plant them there.
We used to pass it on our way to my nan's in Norley Hall. It always reminded me of the Library in Ashton (where I lived), in the split between Old Road and Wigan Road.
I remember it being the Carnegie Library..without trees...used to pass it twice a day on the bus, to & from school in Ormskirk. As far as I know there is still a Carnegie Library building in Dartford, Kent & its still used as a library.
Most Carnegie libraries were built in a similar vein. It's a good composition, though the trees at the front of the building detract from the facade as someone else has mentioned.
They all do have a similarity about them with a clock tower as in those libraries and city halls you see in American films, I suppose with him being Scottish/American the original plans for the libraries would have been drawn by an American architect.
Here's a site listing Carnegie Libraries in England, though the one in Ashton centre isn't listed?