In the early hours of April 18th 2013, a devastating fire broke out in the Grade II listed George pub, the last surviving pub in Wickham Market. Since then the building has remained in a derelict state in need of complete restoration.
Click here for more information about the fire and the aftermath.
Given the pub's historic heritage and that it was the last pub in the village, options to rebuild and restore the pub for the benefit of the community are being actively progressed.
To achieve this, a project team has been formed from people within the village with expertise from heritage, legal, business, financial, project management and marketing backgrounds. A Society, The George Community Pub (Wickham Market) Ltd, has been created to manage the project with the intention of raising the funds necessary to enable the reconstruction of the George. The team will be raising these funds by applying for grants and by inviting people to subscribe to Community Shares.
Click here for more details about the George Community Pub Project.
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