Today’s neon-blazing bars don’t have same appeal

So time has been called on yet another Burnley pub – the General Scarlett – and sadly, it won’t be the last to call last orders forever.

Monday, 13th January 2014, 8:46 pm

Those of us of more mature years have fond memories of the local boozer which served not only as a place to quench your thirst, but also as a community hub.

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As a trainee newshound the local pub was a great source of stories with the local ale loosening tongues over a game of pool or darts.

Friendships were forged and the world put to right over a foaming glass of best bitter. Somehow today’s glass-fronted, neon blazing bars do not hold the same appeal.