One of the great things about our campaign to save The North Star pub is hearing of people’s memories of the pub and what it’s meant to the community for the past 100+ years. We recently received an email with a photo of the pub from the 1900s from Val Charlton – all the way from New Zealand! Val writes:
“My grandparents (Harris) ran the pub for more than 50 years I believe – until the early 1950s. This photo shows my grandmother with my mother and her eldest brother with grandad in the other doorway. It must be a similar vintage to the photo used in your campaign. Went there a number of times later in life with my Dad (Stanley Peake) who was a regular patron.
Sad to hear that so many pubs are disappearing off the scene, particularly the old-style community meeting places.”
Thanks for sharing your memories with us Val – we hope to save the pub and create many more stories like this in the years to come!
Do you have any memories of the pub you’d like to share? Leave a comment below or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org