Gladstone was born in Rodney Street, Liverpool, in a house directly opposite the office of Partner-who-loves-tea.
Today it serves as a residential library and meeting place dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning. It forms a hub of social interaction with 26 bedrooms, a varied programme of courses and events, conference rooms and free daily tours.
Formerly known as St Deiniol’s Library, Gladstone’s Library is run as a charity.
We had a brief tour inside one of the rooms.
A folding wooden book rest.
In my last post you saw some of my pens. Here in a display case were some rather more memorable ones – those used by Gladstone.
If you are ever near Hawarden it is well worth a visit.