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Please do not change the name of the Old Oak in Hoghton to The Cromwell.

This petition made change with 162 supporters!


The purpose of this petition is to protest against Punch Tavern's decision to rename The Old Oak in Hoghton, The Cromwell. The reasons for this are twofold: 

1. The Old Oak has been a hub of the community for generations of Hoghton residents and is not any old business that Punch Taverns can rename on a whim but a significant part of the lives of that community. 

2. The proposed name, 'The Cromwell' is inappropriate due to the offence it may cause to some residents and regulars with regards to the atrocities and land seizures carried out by Oliver Cromwell in Ireland and the subsequent famine and suffering caused to our Irish cousins. 

With enough support we may be able to persuade Punch Taverns to have a rethink.



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