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Historic water-themed photos feature in library displays

Leamington Editorial 3rd Sep, 2023   0

WATER will be seeping into libraries across Warwickshire this month.

But there will be no damage as historic water scenes from across the county over the last 100 years will be featured in displays.

Rivers, canals, springs, ponds, swimming pools, mills, lakes, water pumps, bridges and other associated buildings are set to feature in the individual displays which can be seen in Alcester, Kenilworth, Leamington, Rugby, Southam and Stratford libraries for a month from September 7.

All the libraries hold collections of local history material including newspapers, photographs, ephemera, directories, books and more.




There will also be a special online exhibition featuring a selection of photographs from all the displays, accessible via the library website at www.warwickshire.gov.uk /libraries.

Warwickshire County Council spokesman Coun Yousef Dahmash said: “Some of the most striking photographs are of the, often devastating, floods which affected many Warwickshire towns in the twentieth century. Some of my personal favourites show the village ponds and outdoor swimming pools that were common in the early part of the century.


“We are hoping that visitors to this exhibition will find something that sparks memories of their own pasts or helps them to find out something new about where they live.”

For information about library opening times visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries

 

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