Bartley Green library

Brief description

Celebrated its centenary on Wednesday 14 September 2005.

From an article in the Guardian (link below):” The tiny library at Bartley Green boasts two commemorative plaques on its walls. One pays tribute to the Scottish philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who put up the money for the building; the other remembers Jane Bunford, who at 7ft 9in was the world’s tallest woman at the time of her death in 1922.”

Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Birmingham council (2017)

  • Year grant given (if known):
  • Amount of grant:
  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905

Photo of library today:

Image credit: Oriel Prizeman. Cardiff University AHRC “Shelf Life” project. [AH/P002587/1]. Shared under CC license NC-SA.

Old photo of library (postcard):

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