Soul of the Community

Soul of the Community

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Locals in the tiny English village of West Oxfordshire are scrambling to raise money to prevent the town pub, the White Horse Tavern, from closing its doors.

The article explains:

It’s not just that the two-story stone-and-brick building has been serving beer since 1853 — the year the Crimean War started, for some perspective — and the setting for thousands of parties, benders, receptions and Sunday roasts. It is also the last pub in Stonesfield, population 1,500. Without it, the village would lose its social core, as well as an important selling point to the rest of the world.

What special or unique public places do you have in your community? Does your neighborhood have its own “social core,” a place of great value to the people living there? Have the events of the past year created a new space that wasn’t there before?

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