People power has won the day and Wetherspoon’s
new pub and restaurant in Queen Street, Deal, will now be called
The Sir Norman Wisdom.
The company’s original decision to call the business The Five Bells
caused a huge dingdong and prompted a campaign in favour of naming
it after the comic actor who loved his home town.
Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We can confirm that the
new Wetherspoon pub to open in Deal on March 5 will be named The
Sir Norman Wisdom.
“The company received numerous letters and phone calls from people
in Deal on the subject, arguing effectively that the pub should be
named after Norman Wisdom and his association with the town.
“We took on board those comments and those of a Facebook campaign
in favour of the new name and agreed that the pub should indeed be
named The Sir Norman Wisdom. We appreciate the time and effort that
many people took in letting us know their feelings on the subject
and are it is due to them that the pub name has been changed.
“We look forward to opening the pub and trust that the new name
will be welcomed by people in Deal.”
* For full story see the East Kent Mercury, January 31.
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