Support grows for Holywell Inn Action Group

How the Holywell Inn could look
How the Holywell Inn could look
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This is how the Holywell Inn could look if residents fulfill their dream and re-open the pub as a community hub.

The Holywell Inn Action Group is now attracting national support and seeking grants ahead of submitting a bid late this year.

“It’s fantastic and the campaign is really flying now,” said chairman John Walsh.

“We have lots of people helping us and have national exposure. The committee and residents are working relentlessly raising funds and we are very confident we will provide something quite unique.”

Community Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis recently announced that 100 pubs - including the Holywell Inn - had been listed as Assets of Community Value in a move aimed at safeguarding their futures.

TV personality - and pub owner - Sir Michael Parkinson is the latest big-hame support er. He has donated a signed copy of his autobiograpy to the cause.

The action group is striving to have the pub owned and operated by the community and turned into a profitable venture providing a range of services and facilities to residents in addition to serving drinks.

The above drawing is by Keith Brewster, of Leeds architects Brewster Eye. He has drawn plans for the full refurbishment of the building to enable it to accommodate various community activities.

Mr Walsh said as the campaign hots-up more help from members of the public who can help with all aspects for the campaign would we welcomed.

That could involve delivering leaflets or helping at community fundraising events.

Mr Walsh can be contacted on 07741 172494.

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TV Antiques Celebrity Tim Hogarth will star in an “Antiques Valuation Afternoon” tomorrow (Sat) at Holywell Green United Reformed Church from 1.15 pm to 3.30 pm. For £2 per item Tim will give information and a valuation. Refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, September 21, there will be a “Garden Produce Show” again at Holywell Green United Reformed Church.

And, tickets are selling fast for the Al Stewart concert at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, on Saturday, October 26. He is best known for his worldwide hits “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages.” His last appearance in Britain was at Glastonbury in 2010. He will be joined by guitarist Dave Nachmanoff and Iain Matthews.