Built in 1937 – very much in the civic style of the day, an inter-war classical moderne utilitarian low-rise in brick, steel, stone and concrete.
A three level, level headed essay in resolute local pride, when Droyslden was an independent UDC, prior to the creation of Tameside.
Furnished in the finest manner.
Computerised and digitised – the first library in Tameside to go live.
Droylsden Library Carnival entry – first prize winner in its category.
Closed on March 17th it now faces demolition.
Archive photos Tameside Image Archive
The rising cost of repairs, combined with ‘a desire to progress’ with the regeneration of Droylsden town centre and the inaccessibility of the library’s T shape, three-floor configuration means that a ‘solution for the future of the library’ is now needed, according to the town hall.
Of note are its curved cantilevered concrete balconies, complete with attractive steel balustrades.
Along with its carved relief above the door.
Commemorative Communist plaque
I sure will miss the Library – I have walked cycled and bused by for over fifty years.
You are to be replaced by housing and relocated to the new development next door.