Rolls Hall – 125 Years


Monmouth Library StaffThe staff at Monmouth Library celebrated 125 years since the Rolls Hall was built and given to the people of Monmouth.

Monmouth’s Rolls Hall (now housing the town’s library) was built in 1887 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.  It was a jubilee gift to the town by Lord Llangattock (J.A. Rolls), the father of Charles, one of the founders of Rolls-Royce.  Portraits of Lord Llangattock, his wife and son hang in the main library.

A reminiscence session was held in the morning and staff gathered lots of memories and were able to copy a photograph of the first performance held in the Rolls Hall in 1888.

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Posted in Library News for May 2013, Rolls Hall - 125 Years

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