Greater than 12,000 individuals have signed a petition to avoid wasting a metropolis pub well-known for its hyperlinks with the rock band Pink Floyd from being knocked down. Authentic member Syd Barrett was identified to frequent Cambridge’s Flying Pig pub when it was referred to as The Crown and was stated to have met David Gilmour there. Demolishing the Hills Highway website has been proposed because of plans for a “blended use scheme”, together with places of work. Pub landlady Justine Hatfield stated assist for the pub was “overwhelming”. “It has been the whole lot, it has been our world. We do perceive the developer is doing what he does however it‘s very exhausting,” stated Mrs Hatfield, who has managed the pub along with her husband for 21 years.
A pub has been on the location of the Flying Pig below totally different names for the reason that 1840s and has lengthy been a preferred venue with native musicians. Syd Barrett was stated to have first met future Pink Floyd member David Gilmour on the pub within the late 1950s. Gilmour ultimately took Barrett’s place within the Cambridge group as his growing drug use took its toll. The pub is located in the course of the 104-112 Hills Highway growth, which has been put out to public session. Johnny Vincent, chief government of Tempo Investments which has proposed the scheme, stated he needed to get views from the general public earlier than making any last selections.
Mr Vincent didn’t rule out demolishing the constructing however stated the location would have a pub, including it was “completely important” to maintain the Flying Pig open not directly. One supporter who signed the petition stated: “The Flying Pig is an iconic establishment in Cambridge. It offers hundreds of individuals a spot to fulfill and revel in native musicians. Additionally it is the hub of the area people and is a landmark public home in Cambridge.” One other stated: “A singular historic pub, the realm already has far too many new buildings/places of work and never sufficient native historical past.”