Pubs better than settee
2:41pm Friday 1st March 2013 in Letters
WITH the closures of the Risca House Inn and the Manor Inn in Pontymister/ Risca, the community is left with just ten of the original 32 pubs it had in its heyday; this is due to soaring sales of alcohol in supermarkets, shops and garages at prices no landlord can compete with.
It’s a sad reflection of the times we live in. Pubs were once the pillars of the community, where education on any subject was freely available, (sometimes with a pinch of salt, especially in the evenings) To close one of these halls of wisdom leaves a great void in any community that no supermarket can replace. So if you find yourself with a few spare shillings, support your local: it’s better than getting intoxicated on the settee, wondering who lives next door.
Norman Jones Preseli Close Risca