Wetherspoon’s chairman Tim Martin was at The Diamond for an unveiling ceremony at the pub in Derry.
An Ulster History Circle blue plaque, in memory of Sir William McArthur, was unveiled at the outlet. The plaque, for the founding president of the London Chamber of Commerce and Lord Mayor of London, marks the site of his first business.
The Ulster History Circle blue plaques commemorate men and women, born in or associated with the province of Ulster, who have made a significant contribution to its
history and development.
Unveiled by Willie Walsh, current president of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and CEO of International Airlines Group, the plaque is supported by the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Jo Chestnutt, pub manager at The Diamond, said: “We were delighted that Tim Martin could be present for the ceremony. It was a proud day for us all at the pub.”
Pictured (l to r): Pub manager Jo Chestnutt, Chris Spurr (Chair of Ulster History Circle), Willie Walsh (President of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Alderman Maurice Devenney (Mayor),Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin, Padraig Canavan (President of Londonderry Chamber of Commerce) and Colm Cavanagh (Workforce Development Forum).