Darlington Library

Our Next Chapter

11th March 2022

Our majestic Library has stood tall on Crown Street for over 136 years, and I couldn't wait to see the view from the top of it.

Once the external scaffolding went up, (and I'd let a few of the contractors test it out), I asked site manager Alan to give me the grand tour.

The roof tiles appeared to be in remarkably good condition, and Alan estimates that around 80% of these will be re-laid once the specialist roofing felt has been installed.

It was great to see the detailing of the brickwork close up; the windows, crests and original carved wording.

The glass externally to the roof is all due to be replaced and I couldn't help but feel daunted by the obvious difficulty and complexity of this work. I also thought I'd better organise a sun dance over the summer to keep the rain at bay for them!

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