The Crown Goostrey

Janet Ollier, who has organised the Poems and Pints nights at The Crown in Goostrey since their beginning over 7 years ago, has sent through this message. Very sad news indeed. Strength to Gerry’s wife and his family.

I have some very sad news to pass on.

This week The Crown announced its’ closure forthwith as Gerry and Cynthia, the licensees had basically run out of money.  They have been struggling to keep going for a long time, and events like Poems and Pints, and Goosfest were a real boost for them.

I  was hoping to be able to impart this news together with more positive information about where we can continue with our Poems and Pints.

Tragically, events have overtaken us, and I have to report that Gerry died suddenly this morning. As many of you will have got to know the Bridgewoods over the years, I thought you would like to know.

I shall be in touch when we have had time to re-group and think about alternatives.



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