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Barnwell Road Library

History of Barnwell Road Library

Alderman Mallett opening the Barnwell Library in 1964 (Mike Petty’s Fenland History Facebook)

Alderman H.R. Mallett officially opened the new branch library in Barnwell Road, nine years after it was first announced. Because of the credit squeeze the Library Committee were refused permission to raise a loan in 1955. Three years later a library was opened in a shop where it continued until now. The first book was issued to ten-year-old Susan Northfield of Priory School by City Librarian, Eric Cave (28.5.1964).

In 2021 – 2022 Barnwell Library participated in the Cambridge Window Wanderland displays.


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