Residents’ bid to save pub fails
Last updated at 15:22, Thursday, 14 March 2013
AMBITIOUS plans by Horsley residents to save their 200-year-old village pub have come to nothing.
The Grade II-listed Crown and Anchor was put up for sale for £295,000 last year as the Punch Taverns group sought to concentrate on its flagship premises.
Regulars formed an action committee with a view to securing the future of current landlord Rod Eggleton and his wife, Brenda.
Unfortunately, they were unable to drum up sufficient funds to bid for ownership and no buyer has yet been found.
“It was nice of the community to try, and we’ve still got a lot of support from the regulars,” Brenda said.
“We feel like a part of the community and a village like Horsley needs a pub.
“Although there is no hope of the village taking ownership of it, we may still be kept on as tenants – although that depends on whoever buys it.”
First published at 07:39, Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1885Saturday, June 20th, 1885
Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.