Manchester Buzz – the oldest library

Chetham’s Library was founded in 1653 which makes it the oldest public library in the English-speaking world. It is an independent charity and 350 years later is still open to readers and visitors free of charge. Manchester: first for everything.

Buzz On Tour - Buzz at Chetham's Library in Manchester - photograph copyright David Bailey (not the)

From the forthcoming book: Manchester Buzz.

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