Fagan’s presentation

Tom & Barbara Boulding took over as licensees at Fagan’s pub back in 1985, and by the time they retire next year will have been running this classic unspoilt pub for 38 years, breaking the record of previous landlord Joe Fagan! You can read more about this here.

Our pub heritage champion, Dave Pickersgill, presented Tom & Barbara with a certificate recognising their outstanding contribution to Sheffield’s pub scene, on an evening that also included a shortened branch meeting and their regular folk music session.

Tom & Barbara Boulding receive the award from Dave Pickersgill. Photo: John Beardshaw

Unexpectedly, Tom then returned the favour and presented Dave with a framed image of Grains Court and Brewhouse from 1860 – which became Tetley’s Brewery in Leeds. Fagan’s used to be a Tetley’s owned pub.

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