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Mrs Jo Lynch (Harkin) - August 2004
Dear Mrs Eakin
I too spent many happy years in Brooke Park and indeed the Library. I know that Gwyn's Institution housed McNaughtons coach at the rear, which was very scary. The coach is now in the Tower Museum. Do you have any pics of the park or the building, I would very much like to see some.

Nanette Eakin (Mrs)
I have been searching the web for information on Gwyn's Institute in Brooke Park, Londonderry. As far as I can establish the Park was formerly the grounds of the Institution. I have read several newspaper articles stating people were brought up in the Institute. I lived beside the Park in Marlborough Street for the first 17 years of my life (I am now over 50) and, as so often happens, did not think to ask what that marvellous building was for. I know it housed a library in my youth, and also presented some exhibitions. In my earlier years I think it was also a type of National Health Clinic where dried baby milk etc. was issued. Having visited Brooke Park very recently, it brought back memories of that lovely building and I would be interested if anyone can give me any information on it, or advise me where I may find records of sam.e

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