Com­mu­nity Pubs

This England - - Nelson's Column -

Sir: I was in­ter­ested to read your ed­i­to­rial about pubs (Au­tumn 2016). Did you know that a few years ago, the res­i­dents of Hudswell (a vil­lage on a road to nowhere near Rich­mond in York­shire) got to­gether to buy and run their own pub, The Ge­orge and Dragon, when it was faced with clo­sure?

This has run suc­cess­fully ever since and has been vis­ited by Prince Charles. Since then, the idea has been copied by vil­lagers at Carl­ton-in-coverdale who have suc­cess­fully ac­quired and run The Foresters Arms in their vil­lage. Closer to Rich­mond, the res­i­dents in the vil­lage of Skeeby are at­tempt­ing to do the same. — ALAN GRA­HAM, LEY­BURN, YORK­SHIRE.

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