The Everglades turning 40 and its managers want your old memories

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One of Londonderry’s most famous hotels, The Everglades, is 40, having first opened its doors on March 1, 1976.

The hotel is planning to put on a special display as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, explained Neil Devlin, general manager, Everglades Hotel.

“We want everyone across the County, and further afield, to search through their old photo albums and scrap books and see if they can uncover some gems capturing the Everglades Hotel during its 40 year history.

“I’m sure there will be some fantastic photos out there and we can’t wait to see them.

“The same too for those who have special memories of the hotel – we would love to hear them. Perhaps someone had their wedding here or other special events that have stuck in their minds?

“Or had a meal or stay that was really memorable – were you proposed to in the Everglades? With a history spanning four decades we know there must be some terrific memories.

“We have been in business since 1976 so it would be great to hear from any of our suppliers and staff who worked with us during this period - they must have some great stories to impart.”

The hotel is planning to put some of the items on display in their reception area.

“We plan to put the best, funniest, most touching memories and photos on display where guests from around the world, as well as locals, will get to enjoy them. Each submission will be treated with care and respect.”

If you want to email something in then it should go to Julie Hastings at and any memorabilia, artefacts, old brochures or menus, can be posted or delivered to Neil Devlin at the Everglades Hotel, Prehen Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT47 2NS.