to change the Elihu Yale weatherspoons in Wrexham to "old man spoons"

to change the Elihu Yale weatherspoons in Wrexham to "old man spoons"

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Eleanor Lee started this petition to ROB WALSH and

This is a petition to change the name of the Wetherspoons pub- The Elihu Yale, in Wrexham town centre; to what it is more frequently known as (from all generations)- "Old Man Spoons" or llwyau hen ddyn in welsh.

ELIHU YALE, who was originally from Massachusetts, America moved to London when he was 3 years old. He and his family made their fortune within the slave trade and has since been glorified for their involvement in the most sadistic part of humans history.

Until very recently the sign on the front of the pub depicted Elihu with a black slave chained next to him. Due to retaliation from the community, the weatherspoons pub sign was taken down and changed, but the name of the pub remains the same.

This needs to be acknowledged and rectified and we need your signatures to make this happen!

Wrexham is a small town, but I'm sure I speak for most members of the community in agreeing that this is not what our town and local pubs should be commemorating; an infamous racist, slave trader who made his notoriety and fortune off the suffering of others.

 

This petition is in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

 

 

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