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Friday, 25 July 2014

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Maryport pub to become the Thomas Henry

The new owners of a Maryport town centre pub will honour the memory of one of the town’s most famous citizens in a £150,000 revamp.

Warrington-based Bravos Inns has bought The Crown Inn on Senhouse Street which will be reopened as the Thomas Henry.

It is being named after Thomas Henry Ismay, the Maryport-born owner of the White Star Line.

It is undergoing a £150,000 refurbishment after being closed last December.

The pub will have an information board charting the life of Thomas Ismay. There will be pictures of him inside the pub, as well as historical pictures of Maryport and the White Star Line.

Mark Dean, operations director at Bravos Inns, said: “We see Maryport as a great opportunity and we are aware the town has a great history to it.”

The pub will feature plasma screen TVs to show live football and horse racing.

Mr Dean said he planned to hold a darts exhibition match there featuring professional player Andy Hamilton, who is sponsored by the company.

Bravos Inns wants to recruit a management couple to run the pub, as well as staff.

It owns 33 pubs around the North West of England but this will be its first pub in Cumbria.

It is hoped the pub will be open next month.

Have your say

My grandmother was a Minshaw and she had four brothers who were I believe called The Minshaws.Their father Charles Minshaw born 1834 died 1910 had a wood yard on the banks of the Ellen and supplied wood for building ships.
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Posted by Deirdre Dupuy on 26 April 2014 at 18:09

always known as Minshaws when I lived there.

Posted by gaz on 10 August 2013 at 09:35

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