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First Pub is the Hub heritage project launched

By Michelle Perrett , 22-Jan-2013
Last updated on 22-Jan-2013 at 08:22 GMT2013-01-22T08:22:17Z

First Pub is the Hub heritage project launched

Midsomer Murders and Game of Thrones actor, Owen Teale, launched the first pub heritage project at the Prince of Wales, Kenfig near Bridgend for his childhood friend and current landlord, Gareth Maund.

Over 150 guests attended the launch event to celebrate the Pub is The Hub scheme to recognise and celebrate the 15th Century pub’s history.
Teale took part in six short films about the history of the pub.

Gareth Maund and his wife Julie have run the Prince of Wales for the last nine years. They contacted Pub is The Hub when they there might be opportunities for funding diversification schemes in Wales and - with the support of the rural development programme ‘Reach’ and its Let’s Innovation Fund - the £10k project has been funded by the Welsh Government, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Pub is the Hub Co-operation Project led by Cadwyn Clwyd.

Visitors are able to watch the films via a digital touch screen, which provides details about the history of the pub and the surrounding area.
Malcolm Harrison, director for Pub is The Hub said: “This is a unique and imaginative scheme – a real first for Wales and for pubs – and only goes to show how well pubs are embedded into our history, heritage and cultural psyche.”

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