Saving the George

Fantastic news – our National Heritage Lottery Fund application has been successful. See blog and web site for more information

Celebration Party on 26th October

and you are invited

Following on from the recent great news on the George and the award of a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, the George committee are holding a celebration party on 26th October in the Village Hall from 7.30pm. There will be live music from the Biscuit Brothers, food and a bar. Tickets for the party are £10 in aid of the George. Numbers are limited and will sell fast. Please email to reserve your ticket (maximum of 2 tickets per person). See below for further details.


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.

Please feel free to share this good news with your friends and family or on social media. For more information see our press release or contact us, or simply send us an email

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