The Bingham Library Trust, Cirencester

This charitable organisation based in Cirencester has a long association with library provision in the town and takes its name from its benefactor, Daniel Bingham, a native of the town, whose philanthropy endowed the Bingham Library first opened in September 1905 in Dyer Street.

Bingham's intention was to provide "a place to study, for recreation, and for reasonable amusement; a permanent resource for the student desirous of supplementing the education which he has already received in his school days; and a pleasant refuge for the ordinary reader".

The trust today supports, encourages and provides for the promotion of education in the appreciation of art, including music, of persons under the age of 30 years resident in Cirencester.

Contact the Bingham Library Trust, Bingham House, 1 Dyer Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2PP, tel 01285 655646, email info@cirencester.gov.uk or visit www.binghamlibrarytrust.org.uk
 
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