Revamped pub will continue tradition of the Harvest Sing

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A Sheffield pub is to maintain the tradition of its Harvest Sing under new ownership.

The annual get-together around the piano at The Rivelin Hotel has been taking place for over 20 years, and several other pubs offered to step after The Rivelin closed.

But now the tradition will continue following refurbishment of the building in Tofts Lane, overlooking the Rivelin Valley, which is now owned by neighbour and builder Dean Crookes and his wife, Jill.

The Harvest Sing is on the first Sunday in October - this year October 5 - from noon.

Sue Heritage will play harvest songs and hymns on The Rivelin’s piano - donated by the late David Smith, a virtuoso accompanist and well-known enthusiast of local singing.Song sheets will be provided, and there will be a charity raffle of harvest produce.

The pub, formerly owned by Punch Taverns, will be run by Simon Mullen, who is also licensee of The Peacock at Stannington. It is due to reopen in the next few days.