The Anchor Inn at Wingham has been announced as the runner-up in PRS for Music’s national Music Makeover competition. Having launched in 2009, it has become a major music industry award and The Anchor Inn competed with more than 300 music pubs and venues across the UK.
The judging panel was particularly impressed by the diversity of music events and the fact that The Anchor Inn supports touring artists and international acts, as well as local musicians.
As well as the kudos attached to a prestigious music industry award like this, they will receive £5,000 to invest in sound equipment to further improve ‘The Anchor Arts Centre’, a 100-capacity venue situated upstairs in a previously defunct function room.
In addition to this, landlady Michelle Abbott has been awarded The Jack Jolly Community Award by Wingham Parish Council, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the fabric and life of the Wingham parish community.
Bryan Curtis, Chairman of Wingham PC, presented Michelle with the award at the recent Parish Assembly.