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  • Northumberland Arms Public Meeting: February 28, 2017
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  • Northumberland Arms Share Offer Closes: September 30, 2017
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  • Northumberland Arms Community Pub Reopens: December 16, 2017

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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2018, 05:56:18 AM »
Here's another little video about the Thumb from Manchester TV:

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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2017, 08:24:15 AM »
The Thumb made the national news yesterday. Here's an ITV clip and I believe a different version was on BBC too:

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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #52 on: December 16, 2017, 09:32:34 PM »
Had the pleasure of visiting the Thumb this afternoon, and of a chat with some of the customers.

Rick, the chairman of the society that now owns the pub, admitted freely that their communication has been terrible, but that basically there was just so much to do.  As such they have concentrated on just getting everything that needed to be done, done so they could open.

For my money, they have done a grand job and I hope the pub has a good future ahead of it.  It's a great pub for young and old, and without a lot of hard work and dedication, it would have been lost forever.

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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2017, 12:04:21 PM »
Good luck to all involved with all the hard work you have put into this.  Here's to a successful New Year.  Cheers! :)

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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2017, 09:07:15 AM »
We now have full details of the Thumb opening times over Christmas:



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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2017, 07:39:49 PM »
On one hand, I think the communication could have been a lot better with shareholders.
On the other hand, I've never tried to re-open a pub that's been been closed for some time, and do all the work that this requires!

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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2017, 09:51:50 AM »
anyone received their share certificate and invite to Saturday yet ?

In a word, no, neither have some others I know.

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« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2017, 08:53:21 AM »
They are replying to questions on their FB page saying that the pub will be open from 4pm on Saturday.

When I added a comment and a link to this thread it was deleted, which is a bit disappointing but never mind.

I haven't seen a full announcement anywhere yet but if / when I do I'll pop the details here.


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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2017, 08:47:10 PM »
anyone received their share certificate and invite to Saturday yet ?

No not here yet.
I spoke to someone on the committee on Saturday and he seemed fairly sure that they would open on Saturday and they have just posted a video of beer coming out of a tap!
Hopefully will get the details for Saturday soon........
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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2017, 08:38:44 PM »
anyone received their share certificate and invite to Saturday yet ?

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« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2017, 10:32:07 AM »
Latest news is that the Thumb reopening will now be Saturday 16th December. They were aiming for the 9th but there has just been too much to do!

More details a bit nearer the time.

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« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2017, 10:11:58 AM »
There is also a Table Top sale at the Thumb this weekend!

Sat 25 Nov 10-4, call Peter on 0161 427 8776 if you’d like to book a space.

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« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2017, 09:22:54 AM »
The latest news (17th November) is that the Society completed the purchase of the Northumberland Arms on Friday 10th November - in their own words, "lock, stock and with plenty of room for barrels!"

They are starting a minor pre-Christmas refurbishment, and are working towards a re-opening date of Saturday 9th 16th December 2017. Full details will be made available nearer to that date.

The Society is also in the process of generating share certificates, and will endeavour to get these posted out to share-holders within the next ten days.

There is a tremendous amount of work to do in the intervening period to get things ready, and with that in mind the Society is looking for volunteers from within their cohort of shareholders. They've had lots of messages via social media expressing a wish to get involved, so if you do want to lend a hand in the preparations on a voluntary basis, please get in touch via their web site contact page with some brief details of what you’d like to help with, whether you have any particular skills or expertise they can draw upon, your availability and your contact telephone number, and the Thumb Team will be in touch.Current and future tasks the Society are looking for immediate assistance with are:

Refurbishment works:
  • Cleaning team (interior of the building, and fixtures and fittings etc)
  • Wallpaper stripping / preparation for decorating team
  • Decorating team
  • Finishing & setting up team
  • Gardening party (initially, a really good clear out and cutting back overgrown areas etc)
Opening /Post opening:
  • Volunteer bar work
  • Volunteer café work
  • Volunteer catering work
  • Volunteers willing to set up and run various groups and activities are also more than welcome!
They are of course also in the process of hiring part time and full-time staff, so if you or anyone you know are looking for paid work at The Northumberland Arms, get in touch too.
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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2017, 03:46:38 PM »
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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2017, 02:21:23 PM »
Is it too late to invest now the target has been reached ?!?

I believe they did not reach their upper limit by the deadline so you may be able to.

I'd suggest getting in touch with organisers via this link: https://www.thenorthumberlandarms.com/contact
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