Reader’s Letter: Aurora is worth visit

Memorial Avenue, Worksop'Worksop's old library which closes at the end of July.'w100714-18e
Memorial Avenue, Worksop'Worksop's old library which closes at the end of July.'w100714-18e
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I recall several years ago now, a presentation to the Worksop Archaeological and Local Historical Society by ‘ Friends of Workop Library’, endeavouring to find a worthwhile use for the ‘old library’ on Memorial Avenue.

One mooted consideration, was as a museum in memory of North Nottinghamshire’s defunct mining industry.

Last Wednesday, it was good to see that the old library breathes again, and its new dawn is something so worthwhile to our community.

Part of the Old Arundel sculpture is still there as a familiar link with the past, but as I was given an instructive tour, and introduced to the reason for the AURORA ‘well-being centre’ existing, namely to ‘ support and help people with a cancer diagnosis through participation in various activities and therapies’, it was also clear that members of the general public are most welcome to visit.

There is a delightful cafe offering a variety of reasonably-priced beverages and snacks and many opportunities to purchase 2nd hand goods or new items, in what was the main library and also in the children’s library.

The centre manager is Debra Fores, and she and her dedicated staff extend a welcome to all visitors

David Ellis

Sandhill Street, Worksop