Killyleagh Author Says Sir Hans Sloane 'Would Turn In His Grave'


‘We love Killyleagh Library‘ protest page has been opened in Facebook and local politicians have called for meetings to redress the issue. Well known author and local historian Clive Scoular has written to Down News expressing his thoughts on the matter. “Dear Editor “Killyleagh has just celebrated the 350th anniversary of the birth of Sir Hans Sloane. The events throughout 2010, most of them brilliantly coordinated by Ann Fee and her excellent staff at Killyleagh library, were universally considered outstanding successes by people and press alike, both locally and throughout the British Isles. [caption id="attachment_13643" align="alignleft" width="229" caption="Sir Hans Sloane aka Author Clive Scoular deeply concerned about Libraries NI's consultation proposals about the future of Killyleagh Library. "][/caption] “I feel certain that Sir Hans would turn in his grave if he heard of the threat to close the library. Killyleagh, since the days of Sloane, has been a centre of excellence in education and learning and, as a boy, Hans learned to read and borrow books from the ‘libraries’ of his time at the castle and rectory. “I wish, therefore, to add my voice to the deafening clamour to keep Killyleagh’s library open. It would bring shame and dishonour to the present day library service to even consider the closure of such an important and vibrant centrepiece of the Killyleagh community – a village unsurpassed, as it is, for so many famous people’.” Clive Scoular (Historian and author of ‘Six Famous Sons of Killyleagh’) Related Links COPIES OF THE CONSULTATION PAPERS CAN BE GOT AT THE LIBARY IN KILLYEAGH. ]]>


  1. There is now a formal Committee for the Save Killyleagh Library Campaign and we are steaming ahead with ideas and help from everyone ……
    Everyone in the town needs to visit the LIbrary and fill in a questionnaire which will go back to the libraries ni. It’s the weight of public response which will sway their decision. Please visit the Facebook page and join in. We can do this ….. we CAN keep our library ….. it’s up to us to make the loudest, clearest statement we can make to SAVE OUR LIBRARY


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