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The Old Central Library

#1 by Sheldonboy , Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:27 pm

Demolition work has started on the old Central Library.
The Architect Joe Holyoak (no relation) wanted it saved he said it was great Architecture. I think it was concrete crap. Prince Charles famously said it looked more like a place where books should be burned rather than stored.
A city Councillor once told me that The Central Library was never finished, I am not a bit surprised. So they replaced it with another pile of Garbage.


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RE: The Old Central Library

#2 by Voltman , Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:19 pm

Perhaps Joe should sneak in while the "Concrete Crap" is being knocked down, a fitting end for the pair of them.


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RE: The Old Central Library

#3 by astwood , Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:41 pm

At least the old library had better opening hours than the new one


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#4 by Sheldonboy , Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:49 pm

Very true I wouldn't give you a thank you for the old one or the next one.
What I can't understand is while the new library is cutting hours an staff to save a bob or two, it's funny the council can afford to spend millions more to demolish the old library and Conservatoire complex so that a whole new area can be rebuilt. Something doesn't seem quite right to me somehow.


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#5 by astwood , Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:52 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #4
Very true I wouldn't give you a thank you for the old one or the next one.
What I can't understand is while the new library is cutting hours an staff to save a bob or two, it's funny the council can afford to spend millions more to demolish the old library and Conservatoire complex so that a whole new area can be rebuilt. Something doesn't seem quite right to me somehow.

I get most of my birmingham records on the net these days so it dont matter much to me


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#6 by Sheldonboy , Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:00 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #5
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #4
Very true I wouldn't give you a thank you for the old one or the next one.
What I can't understand is while the new library is cutting hours an staff to save a bob or two, it's funny the council can afford to spend millions more to demolish the old library and Conservatoire complex so that a whole new area can be rebuilt. Something doesn't seem quite right to me somehow.

I get most of my birmingham records on the net these days so it dont matter much to me

I have only been in the New Library once and that was for Tea with the Lord Mayor, but I wouldn't want to use the place as a library.


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#7 by astwood , Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:02 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #6
Quote: astwood wrote in post #5
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #4
Very true I wouldn't give you a thank you for the old one or the next one.
What I can't understand is while the new library is cutting hours an staff to save a bob or two, it's funny the council can afford to spend millions more to demolish the old library and Conservatoire complex so that a whole new area can be rebuilt. Something doesn't seem quite right to me somehow.

I get most of my birmingham records on the net these days so it dont matter much to me

I have only been in the New Library once and that was for Tea with the Lord Mayor, but I wouldn't want to use the place as a library.


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#8 by Sheldonboy , Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:05 pm

It was along with a few other people as a Trustee of The Birmingham St. Georges Day Association.
The things you have to do to get a free sandwich.


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#9 by astwood , Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:09 pm

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It was along with a few other people as a Trustee of The Birmingham St. Georges Day Association.
The things you have to do to get a free sandwich.

You do it for a good cause SB you should be proud of yourself


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#10 by Sheldonboy , Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:15 pm

Thanks Astwood my wife and I are both very satisfied in what we do, we try to make a difference. My wife serves on a Church Project committee and I am on the Parish Council, we can only do our best.


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#11 by astwood , Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:18 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #10
Thanks Astwood my wife and I are both very satisfied in what we do, we try to make a difference. My wife serves on a Church Project committee and I am on the Parish Council, we can only do our best.

The only thing i ever did was to run a under 14s football team


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#12 by Sheldonboy , Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:21 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #11
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #10
Thanks Astwood my wife and I are both very satisfied in what we do, we try to make a difference. My wife serves on a Church Project committee and I am on the Parish Council, we can only do our best.

The only thing i ever did was to run a under 14s football team

Astwood never mind "The Only thing". Running a kids team is a GREAT thing to do.


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#13 by astwood , Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:23 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #12
Quote: astwood wrote in post #11
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #10
Thanks Astwood my wife and I are both very satisfied in what we do, we try to make a difference. My wife serves on a Church Project committee and I am on the Parish Council, we can only do our best.

The only thing i ever did was to run a under 14s football team

Astwood never mind "The Only thing". Running a kids team is a GREAT thing to do.


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