The library is still there.Does the Swan still have the mock-Tudor library or has that gone since I left the area in 2004? I used to think it was medieval when I was a kid and that the Lennon's building was ancient. It all seemed so big and imposing back then (1970's). The hustle and bustle of the shops on a Saturday and the cooling red brick entries during the hot summers. Nostalgia aside, is the round house on St Oswald St the oldest surviving building still?
No, I think they just wanted to create something that looks like an old art deco cinema building that's been converted into a shop, hence the 'bricked up' windows.I feel like that's been done to allow it to be modified in the future, or is that wishful thinking?