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Star date: 22nd November 2009  

SALFORD STAR - BEST SALFORD PRESENTS THIS CHRISTMAS…

No 2: ADOPT A SALFORD TOILET

Yep, for the ladies and gents who have everything, now is the chance to adopt for your loved one a toilet, tap or sink at the Star Inn, the Salford pub that's just been taken over by the Broughton community.

This coming Friday, 27th November there's going to be a Bog Aid benefit at St Boniface Social Club on Lower Broughton Road to raise money for a disabled people's toilet and an indoor ladies' loo at the Star.

Coronation Street's Julie Hesmondhalgh is going along to support the event and Peter Hook has sent a signed copy of his new Hacienda book. The highlight, though, is going to be the auction to adopt toilets, sinks and taps, and have a named plaque in the bogs at the Star Inn. Christmas presents don't come any better…

Full story here…


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THE STAR INN

We're reeling off all the pubs that have gone in Broughton over the last few years – The House That Jack Built, the Albert Park come to mind…and The Horseshoe, literally next door to the tinned up Star Inn, tucked away down a tiny cobbled street right at the very top of Lower Broughton Road…

"There's nothing left for this community but we like going out" says Jane Rock, who's stood with a wallpaper stripper in her hand, trying to get the steamer to work.

Jane is one of the fifty odd volunteers who are determined that the Star Inn won't just be another Salford pub fatality. A constant stream of people are working on the boozer's makeover, determined to get it open well in time for Christmas.

"Everyone's just pitching in and doing what they can" Jane adds "I can strip walls and paint, and we all know a plumber, joiner or electrician who can help out. It's a real community effort, there's so many people involved."

Around thirty Star Inn enthusiasts have put the money up to buy the pub which is going to be owned and run by its regulars.

"I don't know who suggested it in the first place" says Jane "but within a few days we had a meeting and the pub was full with everybody going `Right, let's do it'. I think that when it's open lots of people will start to come here because it's ours, it's for the community."

Before the community can begin to drink here the toilets have got to be sorted. There's no disabled people's toilets, and the Ladies were originally built outside. They came up with the Bog Aid concept to raise money for the new loos and the big benefit at St Boniface Social Club this week.

Folk bands and local indie bands will be performing, kids will be running stalls  selling their DVDs and games, and the raffle will include vouchers for car washes and haircuts donated by local businesses. Julie Hesmondhalgh is bringing Corrie merchandise, Hooky's given a signed book and some top CDs, and Bazens' Brewery, currently based across the road from the Star Inn, is donating a barrel of beer. Salford Council Leader, John Merry, has donated two tickets for the Swinton Ice Rink.

The taps, sinks and toilets of the new look pub will also be up for adoption on the night, and the lucky bidders will have a plaque in the new loos with their name, or chosen name, proudly displayed.

A great Christmas present for the person who's got everything? A hot tap for a hot lover?  And a toilet for…well, use your imagination!

BOG AID is at St Boniface Social Club, 250 Lower Broughton Road, M7 2JX
Friday 27th November 7:00pm £5 on the door.

For further details phone Bev on 07951 886588

 

 

 


 

Margaret wrote
at 1:47:57 PM on Monday, November 23, 2009
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