TQ1096 : Watford Public Library

taken 9 years ago, near to Watford, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Watford Public Library
Watford Public Library
Watford's Public Library was opened on its present site in December 1928 after 17 years of planning at a cost of 20,000. It was opened by Lieut.-Col. J.M. Mitchell, Secretary of the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust (which contributed over 5,000 towards the cost) who remarked that "You have, on the whole, the best Library of its size in Britain,"
Today it offers, according to the notice to the left of the entrance, 'Free Internet, DVDs, Bestsellers, Music, Information, Newspapers, Magazines and Children's activities' - worthy literature is notable by its absence!
The library houses a good reference section on the first floor with much information of interest to local historians and genealogists.
The side wings were originally single storied, the upper storey on each side being added in the 1960s; they house temporary exhibitions and talks.
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 February, 2008
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Library   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 105 969 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.6018N 0:24.2322W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 105 969
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