Mission begins to save historic Cambridge pubs
21st June 2010
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Conservationists across Cambridge have launched a campaign this week to save some of the city's oldest public houses.


Sparked by the planned demolition of The Jubilee on Catharine Street, local charity Cambridge Past, Present and Future has called upon the local council to give city pubs the same status as historic taverns in rural districts.


Pubs are not currently classed as community facilities under Cambridge's planning rules and several sites across the city have been flagged for demolition for conversion to residential use.


Robin Pellew, the chairman of the charity group, explained: "We feel this part of our culture and heritage is under threat and is worthy of protection. It is unfortunate that we are losing local community pubs where people meet and talk while at the same time seeing the creation of larger and more impersonal bars in central areas of our cities and towns."


Further information on the campaign and the charity groups work can be found at the Cambridge Past, Present and Future website.


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