Tribute acts perform at pub festival to help troubled youths

Swampfest held at The Navigation Inn

Swampfest held at The Navigation Inn

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A pub that was devastated by flooding over the Christmas period staged a music festival to help youngsters with drug and alcohol issues.

The Navigation Inn at Calder Grove held the Swampfest day earlier this month, to raise funds for The Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The Navigation Inn held the Swampfest music festival

The Navigation Inn held the Swampfest music festival

More than 200 people turned out to the event, which included performances from tributes to Pink, Adele, Katy Perry, Rod Stewart and Britney Spears.

Landladies Sam Hall and Sharon Thompson thanked the performers, festival-goers and helpers for making the day a success.

The festival was the first big event to be held at the pub since it was struck by flooding twice in a fortnight.

The Broad Cut Road alehouse, which is based near the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Canal, had to close after it was hit by Storm Desmond on December 11.

Then Storm Eva brought more misery on Boxing Day.

After seven months of restoration work by staff and pub operator Punch, it re-opened in July. Miss Hall said: “We had so much local support when the floods hit and everyone has been very patient while works have been undertaken.”