Hucknall Library calendar could be ideal Christmas gift

Hucknall Library 2012 calendar
Hucknall Library 2012 calendar
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ICONIC images of Hucknall feature in a nostalgic calendar that is now on sale to mark the 125th anniversary of the town’s historic library.

The landmark venue on Market Place, which is one of Notts County Council’s oldest purpose-built libraries, was constructed in 1886.

The ‘Hucknall Library Heritage Collection’ 2012 calendar (pictured) has a shot of the library from 1914 on its front cover. On sale at the library, it costs £3.50 and 1,000 copies have been produced.

Manager Sharon Wells said: “We are delighted to produce this commemorative calendar and we hope it will be popular. The calendar could make a nice gift for Christmas.

“Hucknall Library is a fantastic place to work, so we hope the calendar will be well received. It is also a good way to begin the build-up to our annivesray celebrations next year when we have a series of events planned.”

Pictures featured in the calendar are courtesy of the website, picturethepast.org.uk. They include:

JANUARY — Hucknall High Street (1890—1900);

APRIL — Titchfield Park Boating Lake (early 1930s);

JUNE — visit of King George V to Hucknall (June 1914).

JULY — Hucknall Colliery, Portland Road (1972);

OCTOBER — Hucknall Feast, Market Place, (1890s);

DECEMBER — Hucknall Parish Church, which neighbours the library (1960).

Hucknall Library was built at a cost of £2,000 before opening in January 1888. It was given to Hucknall by J.E.Ellis and H.B.Paget, two partners in the Hucknall Colliery Company, who were key benefactors to the town.