Celebration Party on 26th October
Our party to celebrate the award of a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund was a huge success and was attended by around 170 members and friends who enjoyed a great fun evening of good food, good beers, and good company. With live music provided by the exceptional Biscuit Brothers.
We were pleased that our MP, Dr Dan Poulter, was at the Party who gave a short speech of welcome to kick off the evening and also Councillor Alexander Nicoll who gave a short speech of thanks to everyone for making it happen and also unveiled our 'rescued' George sign. Other guests included the Parish Council Chairman, County and District Councillors, representatives of More Than A Pub, Power to Change, CAMRA, Friends of the Admirals Head, Nicholas Jacob Architects, Eddisons Chartered Surveyors.
We were hugely grateful to receive sponsorship ‘in kind’ for the event in the form of beers, ciders, lagers from Adnams, Aspalls, Calvors, Earl Soham Brewery, and St Peters.
To see pictures of the event please go to our gallery page
We are already planning our next event so 'stay tuned'
Latest News - September 2019
By George, we’ve got it!
We are fantastically pleased to announce that our second application to The National Lottery Heritage Fund for a Heritage Enterprise Development Phase Grant has been approved. Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the country’s National Lottery players, a grant of £82,000 will allow us to develop our plans to reconstruct the historic George as the community pub at the heart of Wickham Market. This is, in no small measure, down to the support we have received from you over the past few years. We must also not forget to express our gratitude to those individuals and organisations to whose funding and advice has got us this far.
There is a lot of hard work ahead, and the award of a near-£1m Delivery Phase grant, the majority of funds needed to bring The George back to life, is not guaranteed but dependent upon us successfully carrying out the tasks we have identified necessary to prepare for reconstruction and provide community heritage, and other, activities during building works and after. We would again hope that you can help us either by deciding to buy shares, or by volunteering, to assist with community events or by offering your professional expertise to help the Committee during the Development Phase.
We will soon be announcing details of a special celebratory event, at which we hope that as many of our supporters and community members as possible can join us.
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