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Monthly Archives: January 2015
Colne’s first public library was opened in Colne Lane on Monday 11 February 1895 in the former council offices vacated by the move to the new town hall. The town’s first librarian was Ernest Crowther, who had been appointed the … Continue reading
We’ve seen that the first lending library in Colne we know about was privately organised and paid for. As today, when libraries services are coming under increasing financial pressure, back in 1894 when proposals for the first free public library for Colne library … Continue reading
Colne coat of arms with explanation, taken from the Official Guide to the town from about 1955.