People time forgot: Welly E.K. Wellington

'Mr. Welly'

Everyone knows “Welly’s Cool Spot.” The ever-popular restaurant and bar is still as popular today as it was back in 1982, when this photo was taken. An entrepreneur and nice guy. “Mr. Welly” ran a tight ship.

Anyone who was a nuisance toward his customers would end up in the parking lot. In those earlier days, Welly’s Cool Spot was not only popular with locals, but tourists as well flocked to the place to drink “greenies” – Heineken beer. Mr. Wellington passed away in 2009.

This photograph is from the book ‘The People Time Forgot’ by George Nowak, available at the National Museum. All proceeds from the sales of the book go toward museum projects.

If you value our service, if you have turned to us in the past few days or weeks for verified, factual updates, if you have watched our live streaming of press conferences or sent an article to a friend... please consider a donation. Quality local journalism was at risk before the coronavirus crisis. It is now deeply threatened. Even a small amount can go a long way to sustaining our mission of informing the public. We need our readers’ financial support now more than ever.