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Plans to demolish the “Old Hare and Hounds” pub in Breightmet, Bolton

There has been a planning application made to demolish the “Old Hare and Hounds” pub in Breightmet, Bolton. Local residents have been campaigning to save it but it has been empty since 2008 so it does not seem to have much of a chance for survival.

The “Old H & H” has been a key focal point in Breightmet since the 1700s and two generations of my family were landlords from about 1770. It is strange in this day and age to see that the sale of spirits was of course expressly forbidden : Continue reading Plans to demolish the “Old Hare and Hounds” pub in Breightmet, Bolton