Loughborough LibraryA Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-merican businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929, including some belonging to public and university library systems. 1,689 were built in the United States, 660 in Britain and Ireland, 125 in Canada, and others in Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, the Caribbean, and Fiji. Few towns that requested a grant and agreed to his terms were refused. When the last grant was made in 1919, there were 3,500 libraries in the United States, nearly half of them built with construction grants paid by Carnegie.The library was linked to an office to the rear and a house of Packe Street.In the mid-1960s a large library extension was built on to the main range. This involved the demolition of most of the original porch at the side, but the interference to the rest of the building was kept to a minimum and the original walls and even a window survives covered over in present cupboards in the link.
Park Road Cricket GroundThe Park Road Ground is a cricket stadium based in the town of Loughborough, Leicestershire. It has, in the past, been used by Leicestershire as an outground and has held 15 first class games in total. The first match took place in 1913 against Nottinghamshire and the last in 1952 against Kent. It last held a Leicestershire game in 1970 when it hosted a 40 over game against Nottinghamshire. It is the home ground of Loughborough Town Cricket Club.