|Chorlton Library in 1951 (c) Manchester Libraries|
This is fantastic news and is the result of Chorlton Lib Dems' year long campaign to protect the Chorlton landmark after it's future was thrown into doubt by City Council plans. John Leech MP even raised the issue in Parliament.
I am delighted that Chorlton Library has been given the recognition and protection it deserves. This is great news for Chorlton and our heritage. Our Library is an architectural and historical gem of Manchester. It is a real local landmark and loved by Chorlton residents and visitors.
The Council has thrown the future of the building into uncertainty with its plans to relocate library services. By selling it off to developers the building's importance could be lost. Thanks to the listed status the building has received vital protection and will continue to be loved and enjoyed for decades to come.
Next year marks the Library's Centenary. I can't wait to celebrate it with other local residents. Getting Listed Status for our Library is a brilliant birthday present.
|Manchester Evening Mail marking the opening in 1914|