Stockport Central Library

YOUR help needed for Library Time Capsule!

Stockport Central Library
Albert Derbyshire who borrowed the first book when the new library opened in 1913, returns to celebrate the golden jubilee of the library’s opening in October 1963.

Stockport’s famous town centre Library will be celebrating a landmark anniversary next month as 1 August marks the 100th anniversary of its foundation stone being laid.

To mark the occasion, residents are asked for ideas on what should go into a modern time capsule to mark the library’s centenary.

The original time capsule, placed beneath the foundation stone, contains newspapers from 1st August 1912 as well as coins and a programme of the day’s event at the library.

Stockport Council wants your ideas for items representing today’s Stockport for a 2012 time capsule.

When items have been collected, they will be on public display before being stored in the archives for posterity.

Councillor Mark Weldon, Executive Member for Supporting Communities, said: “To highlight the centenary of the opening of Stockport’s famous and prominent library next year, we would like to create a ‘Stockport 2012’ time capsule to complement the original one.  We want local people to tell us what they think should go into the capsule – items that represent today’s modern borough.”

If anyone has ideas, or memories of Stockport Central Library down the years, or photographs or other memorabilia connected with the library, they are asked to phone 0161 474 4530, email or log onto

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