Landlords lay on free food after remembrance service

A POPULAR village pub is offering free food as a thank you to people who attend the commemorative service on Remembrance Sunday.

Organisers of the event at the Austerlands and District War Memorial are appealing for residents to make a special effort to turn out and pay tribute at Saddleworth’s oldest war memorial.

The Act of Remembrance, these days led by the Mayor of Austerlands, has been organised by locals for around 40 years, with attendances in recent years steadily growing.

Last year, more than 60 locals paid their tribute and it is hoped at least 100 will turn out this year to mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War and also the founding of the Royal Air Force on April 1, 1918.

At the conclusion of the service licensees Mick and Stacey will provide a home-made meat and potato pie at The Spinners Arms, Woodbrook.

Austerlands resident David Needham said: “We were pleasantly surprised when, in response to our request for them to supply hot food, the landlords of The Spinners agreed to provide this at the pub’s expense.

“I’m sure this will be gratefully appreciated by all concerned.”

Mick and Stacey said: “A pub should be at the heart of the village community and it is our way of putting something back.”

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