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Photographs Gallery

Official Opening

The old Castleford library closed its present doors in December 2011. It opened it's doors to a new generation of users in December 2013. FOCAL have recorded the closure and the building of the new building in a series of photographs.

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Official opening of Castleford Forum councilor Peter Box, deputy leader Denise Jeffery and Mrs Winnie McLoughin.

No 1
The official opening of the Castleford Forum Library and Museum by leader of the council Peter Box, deputy leader Denise Jeffery and Mrs Winnie McLoughin. Monday 9th December 2013.

No 2
The new entrance foyer showing a commissioned piece of artwork by Harry Malkin.

No 3
View of fiction section.

No 4
View of fiction section.

No 5
Entrance hall showing refurbished cabinets which date from 1905.

No 6
View of local studies onto Carlton Street.

No 7
Draped Reclining Figure by Castleford sculptor Henry Moore.

No 8
Friends and staff admiring the new centre piece of local studies, Draped Reclining Figure.

No 9
Guest admiring Jack Hulme exhibition on museum floor.

No 10
No opening is complete without some refreshments.

No 11
Guest admiring exhibition.

No 12
Guests hands on with new exhibition.