A SPECIAL anniversary has been marked in the Vale of Clwyd.

Denbigh Library has celebrated 30 years of existence in its current home.

Its current home is the historic former County Hall, which was built in 1572 by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.

At the celebration, the former director of libraries and information services at Clwyd County Council congratulated Denbighshire on its policy of maintaining its libraries.

Gwyn Williams, who transferred to Denbighshire on re-organisation in 1996, was the guest speaker at the celebration.

He explained how the idea of transferring the library from its then location in Lenten Pool, now home to Popeth Cymraeg, came about.

With the success of adapting the historic Grade II-listed building in Denbigh, the authority was then confident enough to use this template for the current library building in Ruthin.

He spoke about his sadness at seeing libraries which he had created in Clwyd being closed and in his opinion down-graded.

Mr Williams emphasised his praise of Denbighshire and its continual investment in its libraries.

He also thoroughly enjoyed his tour of the modernised library and said how good it was to be in a proper library.

Customer services assistant Edna Pommeroy had made and decorated a beautiful cake, while the librarian Meira Jones thanked everyone for attending and urged everyone to become members of the library.