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JD Wetherspoon pub The Raymond Mays opens in Bourne



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A motor racing themed pub opened its doors for business this morning (Tuesday).

The Raymond Mays in Bourne is themed around the motor racing hero, who lived in the town and developed British Racing Motors.

The pub is owned by JD Wetherspoon, which is renowned for its efforts to reflect the history of a town or building in its establishments, and has been talked about for many years.

The opening of The Raymond Mays. Photo: Alan Walters
The opening of The Raymond Mays. Photo: Alan Walters

Bourne mayor Anna Kelly cut the ribbon at the official opening on Tuesday morning.

Customers can browse the racing models and memorabilia which are dotted around the pub, which features a racing car and chequered flags on its front.

A potted history of Raymond's life takes pride of place in the beer garden.

Members of British Racing Motors with Howden Ganley, a former driver for BRM. Photo: Alan Walters
Members of British Racing Motors with Howden Ganley, a former driver for BRM. Photo: Alan Walters
Thurlby artist Susan Lyon with the painting of Raymond Mays hanging proudly in the foyer. Photo: Alan Walters
Thurlby artist Susan Lyon with the painting of Raymond Mays hanging proudly in the foyer. Photo: Alan Walters

The company's area manager, Abigail Herdman, has described The Raymond Mays as "a pub for everyone".



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