The Campaign for Real Ale estimates that 30 pubs a week are closing in Britain. The Cumbrian market town of Brampton used to have a thriving nightlife but now just one traditional pub remains.
In this High Street Heroes Ryan Dollard meets Wilma Armstrong, who's seen all the changes yet is still pulling pints almost half a century after she started.
Earlier Ian Payne spoke to Stephen Walker from the West Cumbria branch of the Campaign For Real Ale. He began by explaining that pubs are vital hubs at the centre of communities: