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Header image from Poor Man's Guardian, 1830sOur collection is full of fascinating information that we want to share.

We want to open the doors of the Library to our local community. Thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding we have been able to create free teaching materials for schools. 

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Our free learning resources are available for downloading.

Key Stages 2-3

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Victorian Children at Work Resource Pack

Key Stages 3-4+History

Students in their Thomas Paine filmKey Stages 3-4 + Citizenship lesson plans inspired by Thomas Paine.

View films made by schools which examine the radical writer Thomas Paine. Are his ideas still relevant to us 200 years after his death?

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The Community Learning Coordinator post was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

For resources for adult learners go to This gives details of a pilot project undertaken by the Library with Unison NorthWest, highlighting a series of important events from the last 200 years using a variety of original source materials from the Library.

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