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Wetherspoon pub in DH Lawrence birthplace to be named The Lady Chatterley

03 April 2014 by
Wetherspoon pub in DH Lawrence birthplace to be named The Lady Chatterley

A new pub in Eastwood, the birthplace of DH Lawrence, is to be named after one of the writer's most famous novels, Lady Chatterley's Lover.

The Lady Chatterley will open on 24 June in the former coal mining town of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.

The name was chosen after the pub's operater, JD Wetherspoon, linked up with the local newspaper, the Eastwood & Kimbley Advertiser, to ask readers to vote for the name of the new venture.

The Lady Chatterley was one of seven options and won with 40% of the vote. Readers said that they thought the new pub would help attract people to the town because of its links to Lawrence.

Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon, said it is the company's aim to reflect the local history and characters of the towns where its pubs are located.

"We asked people in Eastwood, through the local newspaper, to choose a name for our new pub in town," he explained.

"The people spoke and The Lady Chatterley was the overwhelming favourite. The name will now adorn the pub."

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