mariag

Wimpey

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mariag    4

Does anyone remember when whimpy was more of a resteraunt than it is today? Hope I'M remembering the right place, but every Saturday lunchtime when I was about 5 [1972] on Clumber Street was a whimpy and then I'm sure you were served by a properly uniformed waitress and good quality china. I always had for dessert a chocolate nut sundae..Am I remembering the right place or am I getting mixed up with Swiss Cottage [ please remind me where abouts this place was?}

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mick2me    2,953

I remember *Wimpey's when I lived in Birmingham, 1950s.

There was no Mcdonalds then AFAIK?

*Not to be confused with WIMPEYS (We Employ More Paddys Every Year)!

Mick

No longer falling off a Honda Superdream (250)

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Beefsteak    259

The achronym WIMPEY was

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Swiss Cottage was up Chapel Bar opposite the ABC. My first ever funny moment was in there, when my mate Alan announced (in a rather loud stage whisper) "My coffee tastes like mud" I (quick as a flash) said "No wonder , it was only 'ground' this morning " geddit?? well we were rolling on the floor. Alan did go on to marry the girl he was with , mine dumped me the next day..!!!

I don't remember a Wimpey on Clumber Street (It doesn't mean there wasn't one. The only one I remember was in the Broad Marsh Centre ,on the top floor , where you came down from 'The Bench and Bar' ;what was Drury Hill ; and I remember the sausages cut so that as they were cooked they went into a circle shape.

The first Mc Donalds in Nott'm opened on Clumber Street circa 1980

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Bip    90

I remember a Wimpey at the junction of St james Street and Mount Street.

And yes you did get proper crockery and sheffield plate knife and folks......

Bip.

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Limey    240

I haven't been in it for many years, but when I was over there in March I noticed the Wimpey at The Green in Long Eaton is still in business!

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Bip    90
I haven't been in it for many years, but when I was over there in March I noticed the Wimpey at The Green in Long Eaton is still in business!

That's right Eric, I had forgotten there is one on me door step..

Bip.

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zab    44
I remember a Wimpey at the junction of St james Street and Mount Street.

And yes you did get proper crockery and sheffield plate knife and folks......

Bip.

I think you mean St James Street / Maid Marian Way; anyway, I used to go in that one sometimes after work - pretty ordinary fare at a reasonable price if I remember correctly.

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Beefsteak    259

I remember a cafe at the junction of Maid Marion Way and Friar Lane, on the roundabout ( thats no longer there) . That could have been a Wimpey.

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poohbear    1,285
I remember a cafe at the junction of Maid Marion Way and Friar Lane, on the roundabout ( thats no longer there) . That could have been a Wimpey.

Correct...Friar Lane Island junction with Maid Marian Way.

Paul.

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katyjay    3,441

For some reason we said we were going to the Wimpey Bar, not just Wimpey's. Wasn't there one at the bottom of Exchange Walk as it turns onto Wheeler Gate? I think it's now a Macdonalds? First hamburger I ever had was at a Wimpey Bar. Not a thing your mam cooked for your tea in the 50's and 60's.

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Beefsteak    259
First hamburger I ever had was at a Wimpey Bar. Not a thing your mam cooked for your tea in the 50's and 60's.

The reason being???

They didn't have the machinery that scrapes the crap off of the bones to help mass produce cheap burgers like they do now

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mammasue    33

For some reason we said we were going to the Wimpey Bar, not just Wimpey's. Wasn't there one at the bottom of Exchange Walk as it turns onto Wheeler Gate? I think it's now a Macdonalds? First hamburger I ever had was at a Wimpey Bar. Not a thing your mam cooked for your tea in the 50's and 60's.

yes i remember Wimpey at bottom of exchange walk where mcdonalds is now...worked as a junior at hallam brackett high pavement...got paid every friday..so every friday me and a colleague treated ourselves to a wimpey meal....brings back memories...the food was delicious ...unfortunately it was so popular ...very busy...service took ages...as we only had an hour lunchbreak were often back late !!!

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Cliff Ton    5,807

The only Wimpey that I know in existence in this area is the one in Broad Marsh. It's been there since the very beginning of the Centre and has survived, despite almost everything else around it closing down.

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And I've just noticed their spelling - they no longer have an E in the name.

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LizzieM    5,117

Don't think it ever had an 'E', it's not the construction company .......

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Cliff Ton    5,807

You're right ! It means this thread has been titled wrongly since it started 7 years ago.

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And here's further proof. The Wimpy close to the Roebuck.

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swe62    260

there,s still one in Long Eaton but closure has been announced

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LizzieM    5,117

Cliff Ton # 16

Just like a lot of threads! I'm always being accused of being bleddy pedantic ........

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swe62    260

#20 didn,t know that ,every days a schoolday ,ta

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littlebro    226

And from J Wellington Wimpy, the WW2 Vickers Wellington bomber was known affectionately as a 'Wimpy'.

My mothers cousin, one of 'The Few', who was known as Wimpy Wade.

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Rob.L    652

#16

And over a period of years, I worked on just about every floor of that building (Walton House)

Apart from the canteen which was on the top floor, or the "big bosses" sanctuary which was on the sixth floor.

Even opened my first adult bank account at the Nat West next door to the Wimpy (sort code 54-21-49) in 1974.

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StephenFord    860

Yes - a friend of mine used to reckon that Wimpey (the construction company) stood for "We Import More Paddies Every Year". But of course, it would be politically incorrect for me to say that now !

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plantfit    3,557

Always thought it stood for "We intend making profit every year"

Rog

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