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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 31st January, 2014)

Hindley Library

Hindley Library
I took this a few weeks ago, any news with this building yet?

Photo: Brian  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
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Comment by: Mick on 31st January 2014 at 07:16

Opening times are here Brian

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday Closed

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 31st January 2014 at 09:47

Nice pic Brian...hope all is well with you....cheers!!!

Comment by: maggie on 31st January 2014 at 11:33

What a beautiful building, so typical of the area. is it in any danger? I mean of being demolished?

Comment by: andy s on 31st January 2014 at 11:53

opening times! its been closed 2 years!

Comment by: Grumpy Dave on 31st January 2014 at 11:54

No Maggie, it won't be demolished, just left to rot and be vandalised, because all our tax goes to Big Wiggin.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 31st January 2014 at 13:17

Mick;- Shevington Library
Opening hours
Monday 10.00 - 2.00
Tuesday 1.00 - 5.00
Wednesday 1.00 - 5.00
Thursday Closed
Friday 10.00 - 5.00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Comment by: Peter on 31st January 2014 at 15:27

It's already had a visit from the lead thieves
Won't be long before they are inside helping themselves
And it's will go the same way as old town hall

Comment by: Evelyn on 31st January 2014 at 15:37

Hindley Library has a sign up for rent.Don't know if anyone is renting yet but I heard workmen in the basement on Monday this week when I was passing. (At least I hope it was workmen!!!!!)

Comment by: wiganer on 31st January 2014 at 16:26

I went past here today and their is a notice on, To Let why close it in the first place perhaps Lord Smith could explain why

Comment by: Dr Kevin Hughes on 31st January 2014 at 20:27

Excellent photo Brian.Brings back good memories of this magnificent building,during my early years in Hindley.The ground floor was the public library,the upper floor was the reference library ,having both Chambers and Britannia encyclopaedias,plus a Tibetan Monastery bell!I am so sad (and mad)that the people of Hindley are now denied this.

Comment by: John H on 19th April 2014 at 03:21

Nice shot Brian, so nice to see old buildings [built by great British builders]. Though I do wonder will this end up as flats. Such a shame to think our soldiers died to preserve our heritage & yet every day our heritage crumbles bit by bit. If it was not serious it would be funny. Thanks Brian for bringing this to the publics attention

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