Sign of the times as pubs dis­ap­pear

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - MRS MTB EARL Hamil­ton Cres­cent, Har­row MRS KATH­LEEN PHIPPS Lovett Road, Hare­field

WHILST won­der­ing what the ‘East­cote Arms’ (for­mer pub) would be turn­ing into next, it soon be­came ap­par­ent.

Dis­plays of fur­ni­ture out­side, and a no­tice on the board out­side, declar­ing More In Pub!

This brought to mind the words of a song: ‘There’s noth­ing more lone­some, what could be more drear, than to stand at the bar, of a pub with no beer!’

If it is op­er­at­ing as a fur­ni­ture out­let, why don’t they take the pub sign down?

Isn’t it adding salt to the wounds for for­mer pa­trons? Prob­a­bly con­fus­ing for would be new visi­tors as well as pubs are a rapidly de­creas­ing species, lo­cally, and prob­a­bly coun­try­wide as well.

I spoke to Kather­ine Cle­men­tine whose an­swer was the other ar­eas have to be cov­ered – no rea­son why Hare­field was not!

Things do go on in Hare­field – can you give me a rea­son why Hare­field (which had its own is­sue in the past) is not in­ter­est­ing enough to have events etc re­ported. I am a very old Hare­field ten­ant.

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