Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sketches of Castleford

Castleford Forum Museum will be housed on the third floor of the redeveloped library building in Castleford.

There will also be a shared display space in the local studies area of the library on the second floor.  This will be developed to tell the story of Henry Moore’s early life.

Featuring in the display will be the Castleford Notebook by Albert Wainwright. Henry met and befriended Albert at Castleford Secondary School. They remained firm friends until Albert’s untimely death in 1943.

The notebook illustrates a colourful mixture of street scenes, factories and industry, plus drawings of classrooms at Castleford Grammar School, many places that Moore would have been familiar with when he was growing up in the town in the 1920s:

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