Thursday, 18 September 2014

Fighting to save Hyde Library

Placards were left outside Hyde Library following a demonstration on Saturday by people fighting to save the library.

There is growing concern that Tameside council based in Ashton-under-Lyne is gradually eroding the heritage of surrounding towns in the metropolitan borough in order to support grandiose schemes in Ashton and have been doing so for many years.

Karen Garner is leading a campaign to keep the building in community use and has applied to English Heritage to have it considered for listed status.

A Tameside council spokesman has said: "The library service is due to be moved into the town hall within the next year. As is the case with all the council's buildings that are no longer in use, the library building will be marketed for alternative use. We will always consider any serious offers as and when they are submitted to us."

See a closer view of the placards on Hyde Daily Photo.

See a video report of the demonstration on the Manchester Evening News.

A contribution to signs, signs and Good Fences.


  1. Sounds like this kind of nonsense happen on both sides of the pond! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. i can see where those who enjoy historical buildings would be upset. thanks for linking, gerald.

  3. This is such a beautiful old building.

  4. A grand old building that certainly deserves some respect.


Search This Blog