Post by terrymacdowlais on Aug 28, 2016 22:20:11 GMT 1
Hi Collins, I used "The Wimborne " late 50'searly60's,the landlords name was Phil Rumble, there was also a grand old guy there called Fish,father in law I think. Great pub,some of the customers then were Danny Sherling,John Reardon,Martin Veal,Colin Garcia,Bernard Griffiths and many more I can name for you if needed! Hope this helps, Terry McNamara
I am looking for information about the Wimborne Arms Lower High Street Dowlais which was demolished in 1966. It was next to the Catholic School Canteen,facing the Bont.
Hi, my family were licencees of this pub for many years as well as other pubs in the Dowlais area. What information are you looking for? It's many years since I've looked at this site and thats why I've been so long in replying!
From the age of seven, my father, Phil Rumble, was brought up my his aunt and uncle, Flo and Ernest Fisher who kept the Wimborne Adms, Lower High Street, Dowlais. When Flo died in 1946, my father took over the running of the pub with his wife Peggy and at that time I was nine months old. My sister, Angela, was born in May 1955. We all lived in the Wimborne until about 1963, when my parents took over the running of the Grawen on Brecon Road, where we remained until about 1966. Mr Fisher died when we were living in the Grawen following a fall in his bedroom. Mr Fisher was always known in both pubs and by friends and family as Fish. We moved to Gladys Street, Penydarren from which address I got married in 1968. Sadly, my father died the following year from a heart condition. He was only 54. My mother lived in Gladys Street until her death at age 90.