The Old General is a pub in Nottingham that has sadly closed down. It is a vital part of Nottingham's history and should be open, the landlords want £800 a week which is too much.
The statue of The Old General is traditionally dressed as Santa at Christmas, and I have twice had to fight to get this tradition of over one hundred years honoured.
A good history of the pub can be seen here.
The article from August 2009 when I kicked the campaign off is here.
The pub was (temporarily) reopened with my help, the story is here.
I still want this pub to reopen, if it doesn't then it might get redeveloped. This means that another local pub bites the dust, and a tradition dies. I set up a page on facebook, which you can still join.
Article in The Nottingham Post published 6th December 2011 is here.
Christmas 2011, and Christmas is restored in Hyson Green. Article.
Plan to turn the pub into shops and flats, The Nottingham Post, Saturday 4th August 2012 here
BBC Radio Nottingham invited me in to talk about the above. Here
The Nottingham institution that is Goose Fair was hit by a massive scandal in 2010 and 2012, when the mushy pea stall known to locals as 'the' mushy pea stall replaced the traditional bowl and ladle on the counter with a shop bought squirty bottle. I have done all that I can to make sure that this doesn't happen again, as it brought shame on the city of Nottingham.
The original blog written in 2010 is here
The follow up blog from 2011 is here
In 2012 it all stepped up a gear, once again the squirty bottles came back to much outcry.
The blog from 2012 is here
Small article in The Nottingham Post here
Facebook protest group here