The Friends of Carnegie Castleton

Success for our Library

Success for our Carnegie Library


Residents of Castleton, together with people passing by, will have noticed the renaissance of the old Carnegie Library at the junction of Manchester Road and Queensway.

The almost complete rebuilding of the interior of the 1905 building has been accomplished by the most generous help of Mr Nick Crewe, who used the library as a schoolboy in Castleton, and his local company Crewe Industrial Industries.

The Friends of Carnegie (Castleton) have campaigned for several years to save this iconic building and return it to good use.  The major part of the building has been let as office space, and the old ground floor Reading Room has been let to the Friends group who intend to create a Castleton Heritage and History Centre, plus a tribute to the man who provided the building originally - Andrew Carnegie.

The group officially began their tenancy on Friday 1st February 2019 for a period of three years, and at the moment there are people there 'organising the office' from 10am to 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  If anyone would like to volunteer their help, the group will be very grateful.

An official picture of Andrew Carnegie, provided by the Council Archive Department, has been promised and will be installed in pride of place on Wednesday 1st March, and all are welcome from 1pm onwards to view it.

In addition to local history displays, it is intended to offer the room for use by groups for meetings, talks, etc., during the day, and possibly one evening.  More details can be obtained by calling in on the days above, or from using the 'contact us' feature on this page.


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The Friends of Carnegie Castleton