Pub can still serve town

I feel I must respond to the letter from Irene Brennan regarding future use of the Rising Sun/St Edmunds Tavern (Bury Free Press, March 9).

Clearly the building which has served the community so well for hundreds of years sadly cannot survive as a pub. Therefore, perhaps it could still serve the community as a mosque. Why on earth your correspondent should be absolutely horrified and regard it as riduculous, I’m at a loss to understand.

Richard Cox,

via email.