The Hob Inn in Bamber Bridge

PICTURES: Brand new roof for Bamber Bridge's historic Hob Inn after fire

One of Lancashire’s oldest pubs is getting a new hairdo six months after its historic thatched roof was damaged in a blaze.

Experts have been called in by the owners of Ye Olde Hob Inn at Bamber Bridge to re-thatch the 400-year-old building and make it look as good as new.

Firefighters used special fog spikes to punch holes in the roof and inject a fine water mist to make sure the blaze had been fully extinguished.
Firefighters used special fog spikes to punch holes in the roof and inject a fine water mist to make sure the blaze had been fully extinguished.
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Traffic had to be diverted away from the scene.
Traffic had to be diverted away from the scene.
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But it is now set to look as good as new as the thatchers complete their painstaking work.
But it is now set to look as good as new as the thatchers complete their painstaking work.
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A spokesperson for Star Pubs and Bars said: The work at Ye Olde Hob Inn is progressing well"
A spokesperson for Star Pubs and Bars said: The work at Ye Olde Hob Inn is progressing well"
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