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Himley's Beloved Crooked House Ordered to Rise from the Ashes

Himley, UK - February 27, 2024 - A sigh of relief and renewed hope echoed through the streets of Himley, England, as the future of the iconic Crooked House pub took a positive turn.

Fire and Uncertainty

On August 5, 2023, the beloved pub, known for its charmingly tilted structure and rich history, was tragically damaged in a suspected arson attack. The incident sent shockwaves through the community, leaving many fearing the loss of this cherished landmark.

Community Rallies for Revival

However, the fire ignited a spark of determination within the community. Led by passionate individuals like Paul Turner and Ian Sandall, the "Save the Crooked House" campaign swiftly gained momentum. They garnered widespread support, highlighting the pub's significance not just as a local gathering place, but also as a symbol of Himley's heritage.

Council Issues Enforcement Notice

Their efforts culminated in a crucial development on February 22nd, 2024. South Staffordshire Council issued an enforcement notice to ATE Farms Limited, the current owners of The Crooked House. This notice mandates the company rebuild the pub to its original state within three years.

A Glimmer of Hope

While the legal process surrounding the reconstruction remains ongoing, the news has brought a wave of optimism to Himley. The community celebrates this development as a potential victory, a testament to their unwavering spirit and collective effort.

The Future Unfolds

Whether The Crooked House will truly rise from the ashes in all its glory remains to be seen. However, one thing is certain: the community's unwavering dedication has secured a glimmer of hope for its revival, and the legacy of this iconic pub lives on.



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