Famous Scotch Piper Pub goes up in flames again

Lydiate’s famous Scotch Piper Pub has gone up in flames within the last hour and it’s the second fire involving its thatched roof in a matter of weeks.

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The first fire was thought to have been caused by a chimney fire but it was nowhere near as extensive as this afternoon’s blaze.

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I counted 5 fire engines and a Merseyside Fire and Rescue control vehicle and as I post this news the fire is still burning in the thatch.

Such a sad event to strike such an historic building.

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