(February 1986) The Blaize goes on

Hip Hip Hurrah!! I am sure that many people in the village share my relief that the Bishops Blaize is no longer up for sale as a private house. It has, without doubt, one of the most attractive settings of any pub, and I well remember those perfect summer weekends of ’83 and ’84 when the whole village seemed to be relaxing in that beautiful garden. Good luck to Phillip and Mary. I hope they can now win back the customers lost over the past few months.

It makes me stop  and realise how fragile a small village community like ours is. It only needs a few people to stop using the shop, the church, the pub or the school to put at risk those facilities which keep the village alive.

David Moir