Here it is in it's magnificent spendour when openned in 1940 and before the extension on top which gives it it's to me prison like appearance!
See what I mean prison right? ok it's probably just me isn't it?
Anyway in the last few months as they empty the building of it's books, staff and fittings I have been becoming painfully aware of my surroundings. Especially as the powers that be seem hell bent on tearing out anything old and throwing it away. Just heartbreaking.
I have been taking my camera into work a lot lately to capture memories before they are gone forever and I thought I would share some on my blog.
The main staircase in the new library. It used to have the most stunning glass and metal lanterns lighting it, again they have been taken down and thrown in a skip. Sadly before I could get a picture.
All the door handles are solid brass, these apparently are going to be saved and reused!
The entrance hall clock, at least they can't scrap that!