The Friends of Carnegie Castleton

The Transformation Continues new views July 2017

Dear supporters of the Carnegie Castleton.  You may have noticed the recent improvements to the exterior of the old Carnegie Library building, including a new roof and a Dome.


I think you will agree that the work done by the owner Nick Crewe and his ‘lads’ is taking shape.  Alas it is estimated that the inside of the building will take 12 months to ‘dry out’.


The work to enable True Serenity, of Blue Pits Mill, who will be the tenants will continue and the plans to provide Castleton with a Heritage Centre it can be proud of will proceed over the coming year. 


The Friends of Carnegie Castleton wish to thank all our supporters and contributors to our fund which will be used to make the Carnegie a community asset.


Here are the most recent photos of progress at the Carnegie building.

Some are of the lovely 'dome' that's recently been fitted, the Dome is a mystery to all of us and if anyone from the local area can give us information of when the dome was removed, concealed, please let us know.


Views of the ground floor, every bit of wet wood and plaster has gone!...well

apart from the stairs. Yet!


The  basement is a very sad place to behold.   Here the Crewe lads investigating the water problem, they  have removed bags and bags full of rubbish and debris from the drains behind the old toilets, and they have noticed that when the accessable ramp was put in many years ago  the contractors did not do the preparation work necessary, to make it

all water tight which is another reason rainwater has poured down the internal walls into the basement flooding it to a dangerous level.


All the photos curtesy of Joanne Potts of True Serenity.

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