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Tracking The Lost Pubs

I don’t know how long it’s been going on, but I just learned of the Lost Pubs Project, a wonderful idea. The project is “Charting The Decline Of The British Pub” by listing, by county, every pub closing. They currently list 10,104 lost pubs. According to the website, “there are 60,000 pubs still in existence in the UK today, [and] they are closing at the rate of 25 per month. Once closed they rarely reopen as most are either demolished or converted to housing.” It’s a collaborative project, and they’re asking for help from locals all over Great Britain to let them know about any “pub which has closed at any time in the past,” and they”re also collecting “any memories, information or photographs” of the closed pubs. Sounds like a very worthwhile thing to do.

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