The Sunday Telegraph
Welsh community buys ‘precious’ local pub
Villagers have raised almost £500,000 to buy their local pub after it closed in 2017, with support coming in from all over the world.
The 200-year-old pub in Gwynedd, Wales, was described as “precious” by Wyn Roberts, a resident who helped set up the fundraiser.
The group of villagers sold £100 shares to allow them to take over the pub, according to the BBC. They have now raised over £460,000. The target of £400,000 was reached in six weeks
Support came from as far as New Zealand, Canada and Sweden.
“It was a good place for people to meet,” Mr Roberts told the BBC. “People have realised how precious that is.”