PEOPLE in Nangreaves, near Bury, have launched a campaign to save The Lord Raglan, the only pub in the village which shut down last October.
They have set up a financial co-operative to raise funds through selling shares and accessing grants to reopen it as a not-for-profit community pub.
Named after the Commander in Chief of the British Army during the Crimean war, The Lord Raglan closed its doors after nearly 200 years of trading when the landlord retired.
The group has launched a web site on which it says: “In our small village it wasn’t just somewhere to get a drink, but it was the heart of the community.
“The Raglan kept people of all generations connected. It always was, and is now as much as ever, essential.
“As our plan grows and develops, we hope to raise the funds to buy the Raglan and run it as a not-for-profit organisation which will be owned by the community for the community. As the people around the Rag support it, it in turn will support them.”