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Free Library and Reading Room / Working Men’s Reading Room

History of Barnwell Free Library


Free Library and Reading Room, Barnwell Branch

James Ingall, custodian

The first anniversary of the old Barnwell Working Men’s Reading Room (now under a widened East Road!) 13 Jan 1855

J C Hill, farrier and builder’s smith



By 1920 the farrier business had been taken over by John Child Junior, son of farrier John Child of Northampton Street

John Child junior, farrier, East Road


1937: (44)

Charles Long, upholsterer

Reading Rooms (Branch of Free Library), C Lindsay, custodian

J Child, blacksmith




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