The Friends were established in 2005, as a charitable association whose purpose is to
support and assist the Priaulx Library and its work.

To receive the newsletter, together with news about upcoming talks and lectures, become a Friend of Priaulx Library. (click for membership form).

In 1934 L’ancresse Lodge was a thriving hotel (read more about it in Rob Grant’s article in the Friends current newsletter) which is now lost to the Island. Flats have now taken its place. Other than the building the most noticable change is the lampost; sometime over the past 80 years, it has turned round 180 degrees!Thanks to Rob Grant for sourcing the original picture and for the article about Tourism in 1934.


I’m intrigued by the lamp post!!

Please contact info@friends.org.gg for further information

The Priaulx Library website is full of fascinating information about the contents of the building and the services its staff provides.  Well worth a visit and you can do it online too.  Just click on the following link and get transported to a world of old photographs, newspapers and amazing books.