Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South

This lovely building, surrounded by stylish railings, is Greenford’s main library which was renovated recently. It recalls Georgian architecture with its symmetry, sash windows and doorway. The drainpipe shows the date of completion, 1934, so it has served residents since most of the houses around it were built. The economic climate has put public libraries across the UK at risk, as local authorities try to save money and make cuts in spending. In future this library may have to rely on volunteers to survive. For the moment opening hours have been reduced even further.

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2 thoughts on “Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South

  1. didnt get the link to the drainpipe, although, if i think about it, next time i go in there or past the building , did that twice today, i will make sure i look at the drainpipe. and again superb photgraphs

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