Courier readers help name new Halifax Wetherspoons The Percy Shaw

Inventor Percy Shaw
Inventor Percy Shaw
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PUB bosses have listened to Courier readers to name their new pub.

JD Wetherspoon had asked people to give views on three names it had come up with for the Wetherspoons opening as part of the Broad Street Plaza in Halifax.

They received a massive response, including scores of comments on the Courier website, but say people were also suggesting other names and have decided to go with the most popular - The Percy Shaw.

Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin said: “We were delighted with the response from Halifax Courier readers to our request for a suitable name for our new pub in Halifax. We received more than 130 responses including those on the Courier’s website.

“The most popular suggestion was The Percy Shaw and that is the name we have chosen.

“People felt that his invention of Catseyes was something that people in Halifax could be proud of and we are proud that he will be remembered in the name of the pub. We are grateful for all the suggestions and will do our best to incorporate a number of the people and places that people put forward as names for the pub, within the pub itself.”

The pub had suggested The Star Inn, The John Appleyard and The Tristram Shandy as names.

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