And Darlington's Crown Street Library makes an appearance.
“Also making things awkward is the fact that the building, a bequest to the town by Edward Pease, is thought to be under a covenant limiting its use. Its exact status is unclear, as the council admits the deeds and documents some time around 1974;”
1974? Around the same time Darlington's library service was abolished by the (departed) Heath regime and subsumed into County Durham's service?
A hyena dancing on the grave of a lion.