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John Rylands Library - Interior view along one of the gallery corridors at clerestorey level. Photographed by Bedford Lemere in 1900. English Heritage Print

The interior of Chetham’s Library in Manchester, England; the oldest library in the country. Looking at all those books makes me hungry. <--us too!!-->

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    Areisa Hawthorne

    Looks amazing!

Manchester Guardian - Manchester Corporation Centenary 16 May 1938 - A City's Service To Its Citizens by mikeyashworth, via Flickr

C.P. Scott on his daily ride to the Manchester Guardian, which he edited from 1871 to 1929

Benny Rothman, organiser of the Kinder Mass Trespass, April 1932 ( www.kindertrespas... ). Born in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, in 1911.

The first ever Registers of Borrowers listing the first ever books borrowed from Manchester Public Libraries, 9 Sep 1852.

When visiting Manchester, Charles Dickens stayed with his sister Fanny who lived with her husband at 3 Elm Terrace, Higher Ardwick.

Inside Chetham’s Library in Manchester, England. Chetham’s Hospital, which contains both the library and Chetham’s School of Music, was established in 1653 for the education of “the sons of honest, industrious, and painful parents” and as a library for scholarly usage. It is the oldest free public library in the United Kingdom.

...hmm, this title **sounds familiar** Jacket design by Christopher Macartney-Filgate for Sarah Gainham's 1959 spy thriller The Stone Roses

The Golden Eagle, Lodge Street, Miles Platting, Manchester. Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange, lived above this pub as a child.

The Glamour of Manchester / by D.L. Kelleher ; cover design by J.M. Gannon. (Manchester, National Labour Press, 1920). Chetham's Library. Wouldn't this be great on a tote/T-shirt?

Chetham's Library: Manchester, so much to answer for...