Walkers and cyclists help breathe life back at Charlton’s Windmill pub
PUBLISHED: 18:56 05 May 2018
Despite the unseasonably cold weather last weekend, walkers and cyclists truly breathed life back into a former pub on the edge of Hitchin.
The Save the Windmill group held the ‘power up’ event at the closed Charlton riverside pub on Sunday in an attempt to demonstrate the community support for reviving the inn – which has stood dormant for more than two years.
The group’s Phil Jarvis said: “People often say how they miss using The Windmill as a refreshment stopping point on their countryside walks and cycle rides.
“So, we thought, let’s invite a local caterer to run their refreshment van from the frontage – which remains public land – and invite walkers and cycling clubs to visit en route. The response was tremendous.”
Several cycling clubs called in during the day, including the Hitchin Nomads, and two guided walks left the site.
Phil said: “I joined the Charlton Historic Walk, organised by local historians John Pearce and Derek Wheeler, and was enthralled by the stories that brought life and interest into local landmarks which I have up until now taken for granted.
“We will definitely be running the event again later in the year.”
To find out more or to register as a supporter or prospective pub shareholder, see savethewindmillpub.com.
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