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The Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, April 26, 2019

The discussion may continue as to whether Shakespeare made more appearances in the theatre at St George’s Guildhall than Nelson did at the quayside that is apparently to bear his name – but we would do well to remember that they were not the first sea captain or playwright that existed.

Captain Vancouver had been dead for seven years by the time of Nelson’s greatest victory and perhaps deserves consideration when apportioning the naming rights to our shiny new quayside development –unless, of course, we approach the issue in the same way as new football stadiums and sell the privilege.

How much for it to become the Emirates quay?

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