Historic Yorkshire pub opens on a Sunday for the first time in 180 years
A pub in West Yorkshire is opening on a Sunday for the first time in 180 years. The Chequers in Ledsham was built in the 1600s but was forced to close its doors in the early 1800s after a local law was passed.
It was closed by the Lady of the Manor following an incident when a lady was verbally assaulted while passing the pub in her carriage on the way back from Church. It was reported that some drunken farmworkers accosted her, causing such trouble that the building was ordered to be closed on Sundays.
According to local legend, the Lady of the Manor still haunts the building.The pub has now been granted permission to re-open on Sundays.
This is a big step for us, we've been closed on a Sunday for such a long time it's become a real tradition for us. We see so many walkers and families out in the area on a Sunday and we're really pleased that we can now offer them a Sunday dining experience in Ledsham."
Couple start a campaign to restore flood-damaged pub
A couple, whose pub was devastated by flooding in the Calder Valley last month, has launched a campaign to raise more than £300,000 so that they can reopen it.
"The Dusty Miller" in Mytholmroyd has been shut since the downpours wrecked the grade two listed building. Now, the landlords want the community to chip in to buy it and restore it. Michael Billington reports.
Welcome to The Plum Tree arms in East Yorkshire. A shed, which has been converted into a small pub which sits at the bottom of Geoff Clark's garden in South Cave. The converted summerhouse is in the running to be named 'Shed of the Year'.
It is now a regular venue for family and friends and is also being used for charity events. Geoff says he searched far and wide for the fittings and furniture, collecting pieces from friends and contacts in the trade as well as buying some pieces at auction.
Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in a Lincoln pub. It happened at around 1am at the George and Dragon pub in High Street on Saturday June 2. A 33-year-old, who was playing pool, was set upon by a group of men and punched unconscious. He suffered cuts and bruises.
It's been boarded up on several occasions, but now people in Great Hale near Sleaford are worried that time will be called for good at their village pub. The Nags Head is being put up for auction with no guarantee it'll stay as a pub, despite only reopening with a new landlord a few months ago.
People living in a remote Lincolnshire village say they're worried that time is about to be called for good at their village pub. The Nags Head in Great Hale near Sleaford has recently reopened after being boarded up. It's now been put up for auction.