Scunthorpe library

Brief description

In Scunthorpe itself there had been an earlier plan to build a Free Library and Council offices which had come to nothing, but, in August 1902, the Public Libraries’ Act was adopted and a library building erected in the old Station Road (now known as High Street East) through Carnegie’s generosity. The town surveyor, A.M. Cobban, produced the plans. The site, which, like the one in Ashby, was in a rather inconvenient position, was purchased through a gift from the Cliff brothers of the Frodingham Iron and Steel Company.

The foundation stone was laid in August 1903. The first librarian was E. Davison. It was in this building, too, that Harold Dudley established the first Scunthorpe museum in 1909.  [from the article by David Lambourne – see link below

Current status: Demolished in 1985

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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): February 1904, by Joseph Cliff

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet

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