The Oldest Public Library in the UK Looks Like Whaaa???

The Oldest Public Library in the UK Looks Like Whaaa???

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If you’re ever planning a trip to the UK, you’ll definitely want to make plans to visit Chetham’s Library in Manchester. Established all the way back in 1653, Chetham’s is the oldest free public reference library in the United Kingdom. In his will, Humphrey Chetham—who, let’s be honest, has one of the most English names ever—made provisions for the creation of Chetham’s Hospital, which contains both the library and a school of music.   https://www.instagram.com/p/B2HoBHPgtwd/   Image via vipauk.org In his will, Chetham stipulated the Library should be “for the use of schollars and others well affected,” and he instructed …