Film ID:
NEFA 21492



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This video by Derek Mathieson from Darlington Video Makers Club was produced in co-operation with Darlington Library to help celebrate their 130th anniversary.

Title: Edward's Legacy

The film begins with a history of Darlington and Quaker Edward Pease who bequeathed £10,000 upon his death in 1880 to the town for the erection of a public library in Crown Street.

There are interviews with two of the longest serving members of staff, Susan Hahn and Vicki Emmerson, and footage of various talks, exhibitions and workshops taking place in the library.

The 130th anniversary is attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington Councillor Thomas and Mrs Nutt who walk around the library, speak with staff and users, and cut a celebratory cake.

The final part of the film shows some of the facilities the library provides and some of their users.

End Credit: Produced by Derek Mathieson.