Pub tribute to village

The War Horse pub in Buckshaw Village
The War Horse pub in Buckshaw Village
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Pub staff will pay tribute to the history of its village with an exhibition as part of a weekend of entertainment and family fun on Saturday and Sunday.

Throughout the weekend there will be an exhibition at the War Horse Hungry Horse in Buckshaw Village pub by local historian Stuart Clewlow, displaying artwork, artefacts and much more, and giving customers an insight into the Royal Ordnance Factory.

There will also be history trails for children to work their way through, special cask ales for adults to sample and, from 9pm on Saturday, a 1950s band will entertain customers with live music, with prizes on offer for people in the best fifties fancy dress.

All proceeds from the weekend will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

The Buckshaw Village site used to be the home of the Royal Ordnance Factory, which at its height during WWII employed around 35,000 people manufacturing a wide range of munitions for the armed services.

Amanda Crilly, who manages the War Horse with her husband Danny, said: “We chose to name the pub the War Horse because we knew how significant the history of the site is and how important it is to the local people. Now we have another opportunity to pay tribute and will do it in traditional Hungry Horse style, with entertain and fun that all the family can enjoy.”

From Friday until Friday, June 5, the village is holding a Buckshaw History week to remember the significance of the site.