Ismay pair taste the first pint at new pub
Last updated at 15:07, Friday, 20 September 2013
A Maryport pub was opened this week by relatives of the man it has been named after.
The Thomas Henry, on Senhouse Street, is named after Thomas Ismay, the Maryport-born owner of the White Star shipping line.
His relatives Cliff and George Ismay were the first to enjoy a pint in the new bar, formerly the Crown Hotel, which has had an £150,000 makeover.
Bravo Inns, of Warrington, has bought the pub. Its new landlords are Mark Dignam, 49, and his partner Sharon Forber, 48.
Mr Dignam, of Warrington, said he was determined to turn the Thomas Ismay into a community pub.
There are plans to start a darts, pool and dominoes league and there are big screen TVs for sporting fixtures.
Ken Buckley, Bravo’s managing director, said he was confident that the new-look pub would be an asset to the town.
Cliff Ismay, a member of Maryport Maritime Museum, was presented with £500 from Bravo for the museum.
First published at 14:52, Friday, 20 September 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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