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100th celebration

These are just a few of the photos taken during our celebration day.

Click for a larger image of Schoolchildren gathering at Sagar Street

Schoolchildren gathering at Sagar Street

The children from Aketon Pastures, were handed balloons, for a race that would be released outside the library.


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Guest leaving Sagar Street

The guests led by Reg Lavine, our town crier, leave Sagar Street to begin the celebrations.


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Cutting the ribbon

The Mayor David Hopkins cuts the ribbon with his wife the Lady Mayoress and Reg Lavine looking on.


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Cheering crowd

The invited guests give a hearty cheer as the ribbon is cut.


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Centenary cake

The cake in the form of an open book ready to be sliced.


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Singing schoolchildren

Akton Pastures Junior Schoolchildren entertain us with songs all about Castleford people, past and present. They were led by their headmaster Mr.Ralph Jaggar.


Click for a larger image of Cutting the cake

Cutting the cake

Winnie McLoughlin cutting our centenary cake.


Click for a larger image of Margaret Lound

Margaret Lound

Margaret was the co- author of the book "Castleford Free Library 1905- 2005."


Pat L. Bentley

Pat was the other co-author of the book "Castleford Free Library 1905- 2005."


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Bookmark Winner

Castleford Library 100th Birthday Celebration bookmark design winner Rachel Boucher, from Park Junior School, receives her certificate from the Lord Mayor.


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Party food

....and of course there had to be refreshments. A lovely spread enjoyed by all.


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Our Librarians

The ladies that run our Castleford Library receiving their copies of the centenary book.