I’ve been getting some reaction to my column about the future of the Normal School in Wortley village.
One reader wonders if, perhaps, the 114-year-old building might serve as a local archives centre, both for the city and Western University.
The reader points out that a) London is the only major centre in Canada that doesn’t have a single, accessible storage site for its municipal archives, that b) Western University’s new archives is already overcrowded, and c) the nearby Landon branch of London Public Library could use a larger space.
Would it be possible to house all three of those collections at the historic structure in Old South? It’s certainly an interesting idea. (Any thoughts?)