27 February 2013

Tameside Central Library, Ashton-under-Lyne

I've not yet found anything out about this semi-transparent reading man, but it's attractive and blends in well with the building.
One blue plaque here is just before the entrance, although it's only really visible at opening times:
'Raymond Ray-Jones
A highly talented artist born in Ashton-under-Lyne.
He was a student in this building
when it was the Heginbottom School of Art.
Unveiled by his son, Philip Ray-Jones
17th February 1996.'
And the other plaque is in the library itself:
James Keogh
In honour of James Keogh of Wellington Street,
Ashton-under-Lyne, who died in March 1938 at Calaceite
in the Province of Aragón in Spain, fighting for freedom
and democracy in the Spanish Civil War of 1936–39
and those other volunteers from this borough
who also fought in Spain.
Unveiled by Councillor Jackie Lane
25 November 2011'

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