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Dewsbury Library (April 2019)

jones-y-gog

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The old library is a Victorian building dating from 1894, next to the former public swimming baths on Wellington Road. It is Grade II listed and closed in 1996. In the years since then it seems that several ventures to redevelop have failed so sadly it remains in a very neglected state. Much of the original features still can be seen though, including a children's mural created in 1931 by Herbert Wood. 

I was just about to throw in the towel having spent a good hour trying to figure out a way in. In the end it was quite simple - with a little good timing and imagination.

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That looks so nice inside now. Me and @hamtagger tried this a few years back but was heavily overlooked by the drivers at the kebab shop so gave up, never did go back. Kinda wish we did now. 

Pics are nice mate, lovely old building isn’t it :)  

 

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That looks so nice inside now. Me and @hamtagger tried this a few years back but was heavily overlooked by the drivers at the kebab shop so gave up, never did go back. Kinda wish we did now. 

Pics are nice mate, lovely old building isn’t it :)  
Oh Yeah Ali Baba's kebabs  :24_stuck_out_tongue:

Timing is everything but deffo worth it!

 
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Wow! Definitely looks better inside (more decayed) than looking in the windows a few years back! Nice pics mate, we should’ve went back to try it again but as always never got around to it :(  

 
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