There have been some fab comments posted on the online petition at www.yorkshirelasspetition.co.uk. Here are some of them:
“Knaresborough is being spoilt by loss of its tradition. Stop people who allow buildings to fall into disrepair to manipulate the planning system. Housing development here would be only the beginning of another sad story for the town.” – Margaret d.
“This is a great pub in an ideal location for visitors and locals alike. It served great food. It’s a part of Knaresborough history. Save it- it could be an asset for years to come.” – David C.
I received this lovely email from someone who recalls living in the pub in the 70s & 80s, when it was “The Moray Arms”. Lovely memories – Scotch pies and haggis and neeps 🙂 :
“I read with great interest your campaign to keep the Yorkshire Lass as a pub, which I support whole heartedly.
I used to live in the pub as a child, when it was known as “The Moray Arms” from approximately 1974 to 1980. My father was called Moray Irvine and he named the pub. My father was born in Scotland and was very proud of his roots, hence the whole pub was decorated with tartan. There was a tartan carpet and my father wore tartan trousers. Scotch pies and haggis and neeps were on the food menu.
Thanks for your support of the ‘Save The Yorkshire Lass’ campaign to date! Momentum is continuing to build and is great to see all the evidence of community passion for this landmark building coming together.
If you’ve left a comment on the www.yorkshirelassknaresborough.com, thank you. I will put ALL comments in front of Harrogate Borough Council and it WILL add weight to our case.
I’ve now set up an online petition, so that people can pledge support by way of a very simple signature. Please take 2 mins to sign this, and let’s show the council the volume of support we have: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-yorkshire-lass-in-knaresborough