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New William Adams Wetherspoon pub in Gorleston taking shape

PUBLISHED: 14:28 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:12 08 November 2017

The William Adams Wetherspoon pub in Gorleston is taking shape. Photo: Nick Butcher

The William Adams Wetherspoon pub in Gorleston is taking shape. Photo: Nick Butcher

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As the steel supports go up the size and shape of a much anticipated new pub is now clear to see.

The William Adams Wetherspoon pub in Gorleston High Street is due to open in February.

Originally the new watering hole was meant to open in July, but the discovery of a crypt on the site with bodies in pushed the opening date back while archaeologists investigated.

MORE: Opening of new Gorleston Wetherspoons pub pushed back until next year

The pub is due to open on the former GT Motors site, which before that was the site of a bomb damaged church which was demolished in 1957.

After a competition in this newspaper to name the pub, William Adams was the most popular name.

The new look William Adams Wetherspoon pub. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon The new look William Adams Wetherspoon pub. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon

He was born in Gorleston in 1864 and is credited with saving 140 lives while he was a bathing hut attendant on the town’s beach.

As well as paying tribute to Mr Adams, the pub will also remember the history of the site it will occupy with the installation of a blue plaque.

The new pub will boast a modern looking interior. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon The new pub will boast a modern looking interior. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon

There will be photos of historic scenes from the town throughout the pub. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon There will be photos of historic scenes from the town throughout the pub. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon

It will be a big draw in the town centre alongside the new cinema. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon It will be a big draw in the town centre alongside the new cinema. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon

Pub goers will be able to choose from a wide range of drinks and food. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon Pub goers will be able to choose from a wide range of drinks and food. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon

It is named after local lifesaver William Adams, after a competiton was held to pick a name. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon It is named after local lifesaver William Adams, after a competiton was held to pick a name. Photo: ACT Architect/JD Wetherspoon

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