What a great meeting it was last night at the Star Inn, Back Hope Street, Salford. A very good turn out indeed: wall to wall people! There have been many developments since the locals bought the pub. As you can see from the picture, the black gloss mock Tudor beams have gone. There are a few that still mourn them, but the majority ruled and down they came.
We have electric, we have heating, applications are underway for a manager and Bazen’s Brewery have come up with a specially brewed ale for us. It’s called ‘Wandering Star’ and is a bitter. A questionnaire went round to see what the locals thought of it (it will be re adjusted if need be), but everyone I talked to thought it was great. I had a sip or two (was drinking vodka last night, trying to lose weight) and I thought it tasted lovely. In fact I might drink this instead of lager when we’re up and running.
Great plans are afoot. The curiously called BOGAID will kick off with a concert with a local live band, maybe a fire-eater, raffles, and a few celebrities (one from Coronation Street……) The tickets will be very reasonably priced at around 5.00 each. Several fund-raising ideas were aired last night (details coming soon when confirmed). I am beginning to put a lot of information on my Facebook ‘Friends of the Star’ group. which is also showcasing pictures of before and after as well as the locals.
Camera’s were there from BBC 1 last night. They have been following this interesting story and this documentary should be shown in the New Year in a slot called ‘Inside Out’ usually shown on a Monday 7.30. I can’t wait to see the finished documentary! I actually went into the cellar last night….. the stairs are very steep: easier going up than down. The cellar is bigger than you would think and is stuck in a time warp, want’s clearing and sprucing up a bit.
Well, that’s the gist of what has happened at the last meeting. If you would like to follow this story from the beginning ;
Star Inn a Cliff Hanger
The resurgence of this 1867 building is already starting. If you can offer help in any way at all, please get in touch with Margaret;
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