New deaf pub for Weston

Lucy Bladon and Jen Booker started running the social event to enable people with hearing difficulties to meet friends.

The deaf pub started with 20 people, but it has now grown to more than 90 members.

Lucy, who is studying British sign language level two, said: “The aim of the deaf pub is to have a place where local deaf community can come together, meet new friends and have a good time.

“I myself am actually fully hearing, but Jen is hard of hearing.

“I often hear problems many deaf people can encounter is (due to) communication breakdown.

“Some deaf people with hearing aids can struggle with lots of ambient background noise making it difficult also.”

The pub meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm.

* To find out where the pub is held, visit the Facebook page Deaf Pub W-S-M.