Celebration events to mark 125 years of Hucknall Library

Hucknall Library
Hucknall Library

CELEBRATION events to mark the 125th anniversary of Hucknall Library are set to come thick and fast over the coming months.

The Market Place venue (pictured) was built in 1886 at a cost of £2,000, although the official opening was delayed until the following year because of a lack of books.

Staff are continuing celebrations of the landmark with a talk by Annesley Woodhouse author Martin Weiss on Saturday March 17.

His presentation will cover 250 years of history in 30 minutes with a focus on mining and railways.

Other attractions lined up later this month (on dates to be announced) include a visit by thriller author Stephen Booth and a schools’ visit aimed at bringing the world of books to life.

A talk by a Nottingham archivist is scheduled for Friday March 23.

Well-known Hucknall historian Maureen Newton will host a question-and-answer session on Friday April 13.

On Friday May 18, the anniversary celebrations take flight with a talk on Nottinghamshire’s aviation heritage by Howard Heeley, of the Newark Air Museum.

And then an illustrated talk, entitled ‘Byron And Sport’ by Ralph Lloyd-Jones, on Friday June 8 will coincide with the Hucknall-based International Byron Festival.