Bancroft Road Public Library

At the weekend I walked past Bancroft Road Public Library where a long time ago I used to do research on local history.   It’s a fine building, designed in the 1860s as a Vestry Hall and converted into a public library with the help of funding from Carnegie.   But it’s now looking run down and, like all the libraries in Tower Hamlets, has been at risk of sale (our old library in Limehouse has been sold as a restaurant).   Let’s hope it survives:

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