Holywell Green villagers raise a glass to pub campaign!

Fundraiser at Elland Golf Club to save the Holywell Inn.'From the left, Kelly Bourne, Steve Kenyon, Alex Kenyon, Martyn Foulds, Beverley Smith-Walsh, , John Walsh, Scott Graham, Peter Lassey and Chris Judd.
Fundraiser at Elland Golf Club to save the Holywell Inn.'From the left, Kelly Bourne, Steve Kenyon, Alex Kenyon, Martyn Foulds, Beverley Smith-Walsh, , John Walsh, Scott Graham, Peter Lassey and Chris Judd.
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Dozens of villagers attended a social evening as part of a campaign to open a community pub.

An action group is working to reopen the Holywell Inn, Holywell Green - which was the only pub in the village.

Fundraiser at Elland Golf Club to save the Holywell Inn.'From the left, Jonathan Beach, Jerrad Dann, Jennifer Beach and Sheridan Dann.

Fundraiser at Elland Golf Club to save the Holywell Inn.'From the left, Jonathan Beach, Jerrad Dann, Jennifer Beach and Sheridan Dann.

It would be much more than just a village pub and have a variety of uses from coffee club to library and be a focal point of the area.

Calderdale Council has listed the pub as a community asset and the group is awaiting clarification from it with regards to bidding for the pub which is up for sale.

Group spokesman John Walsh said fundraising was continuing and the recent evening held at Elland Golf Club was successful.

“We had some fantastic raffle prizes donated by local businesses and it helped pull the community together,” he said.

Fundraiser at Elland Golf Club to save the Holywell Inn.'From the left, Val Knott, Jim Stansfield and Carolyn Woodcock.

Fundraiser at Elland Golf Club to save the Holywell Inn.'From the left, Val Knott, Jim Stansfield and Carolyn Woodcock.

Future events include a bake-off and concert at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, in October.

A steering group has been split into working parties to drive the community pub project forward.

“We are following models up and down the country and trying to work the best path through it all,” said Mr Walsh.

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Fundraiser at Elland Golf Club to save the Holywell Inn.'From the left, Jennifer Brooke, Amanda Brooke, Margaret Birch and Dorry Haley.

Fundraiser at Elland Golf Club to save the Holywell Inn.'From the left, Jennifer Brooke, Amanda Brooke, Margaret Birch and Dorry Haley.

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Fundraiser at Elland Golf Club to save the Holywell Inn.'From the left, Colin Fieldhouse, Theo Fieldhouse, 11, Dulcie Fieldhouse, 16, Moira Lassey, Genevieve Berwick, 17, Alice Lassey, 17, Brian Berwick and Antonia Berwick.

Fundraiser at Elland Golf Club to save the Holywell Inn.'From the left, Colin Fieldhouse, Theo Fieldhouse, 11, Dulcie Fieldhouse, 16, Moira Lassey, Genevieve Berwick, 17, Alice Lassey, 17, Brian Berwick and Antonia Berwick.

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