Conoco room is 20

THE 20th anniversary of the Conoco Room in Louth has been celebrated.

The room above Louth Library is used for a variety of events and group meetings throughout the year.

In the 1980s when a new library was planned for the town it was originally proposed that the building would be single-storey.

When oil and gas company Conoco heard of the plans they agreed to donate £60,000 to enable a second storey community room to be included in Lincolnshire County Council’s design plans.

The donation was formally presented by Conoco to the county council in the presence of Margaret Thatcher at Conoco’s Theddlethorpe gas terminal.

Since its official opening in October 1991 the Conoco Room has been used by a wide variety of organisations. Every year over 500 events are held there.

As part of the anniversary celebrations a new name for the room was announced – ConocoPhillips – to reflect the current ownership of the original sponsor.