IT’S often during difficult times that a small act of kindness can leave a lasting impression.
The residents of Crimble in Slaithwaite will no doubt be very grateful to the landlord and landlady of their local pub for the support they showed at the weekend.
Around 20 residents of Brook Terrace had to be evacuated from their own homes when a fire tore through a nearby derelict mill.
Glen and Alison Worth of the nearby Swan pub turned over the public house for the night to those needing somewhere to sleep.
For them it seemed the most obvious thing to do, but for the residents it was undoubtedly a massive act of kindness when they needed it most.
Parents and children unable to access their own homes were given a place to stay while the emergency services worked without the worry of people being at risk.
Thankfully the Brook Terrace residents have returned to the comfort of their own homes.
But at their time of need it was their local pub which put the community at its heart, which makes it a shame that so many pubs are calling time.