disapearing landlords

Started by: i-spy (15034) 

anybody any idea if Jimmy Parr who had the Royal Oak and Boars Head is still in the Wigan area...mate of mine living in Oz was asking if I'd seen him.

Started: 11th Jul 2009 at 23:12

Posted by: broady (18181) 

I think he went to live in Tenerife when he first retired. However it is a few years since I saw him there so he may be back by now.

Replied: 12th Jul 2009 at 01:41

Posted by: drumer (32)

I saw his pic on the wall of a pub when I was in Tenerife,he was with Mike Stephens and Eddy Heminngs,the Rugby presenters on Sky Tele.
That would be not too long ago,maybe six or seven years.
I think the bar was called The Wigan Arms or summat.

Replied: 14th Jul 2009 at 16:56

Posted by: dennisd (624)

Wigan Arms, Sunset Bay, Torviscas, Tenerife

Replied: 16th Jul 2009 at 10:02

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

The Wigan Arms, Los Atamanes, Torviscas Tenerife, 6 or 7 years ago was still then:
"Charlie & Janes Original Wigan Pier Bar"(Charlie & Jane have been friends of mine for about 18 years)
On April 21st 2007 the New 'Original Wigan Pier Bar opened in the Mare Verde complex,by the same couple.
Link Updated

Edit: the link has been updated

The last time I saw Jim Parr was in his mate Erics bar,"The Winking Frog", Puerto Colon, a long time ago, he was then living in Los Christianos (had a bar there I think)
He may have the Wigan Arms now, but it only changed names about two years ago..

Replied: 17th Jul 2009 at 10:47
Last edited by ©art©: 22nd Jan 2011 at 15:25:51

Posted by: kittgreener (74) 

My friends John & Denise Fedigan run Marinas Bare on the Marina Primavera complex which is just a few minutes walk from the Wigan Pier bar. Winking Frog has a new name now which escapes me. Last time I was there, it was run by a bloke who claimed to be from Blackpool but confused the M55 with the East Lancs Road. Seemed a bit suspicious to me!

Replied: 22nd Jan 2011 at 10:53

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

Kittgreener, I think you'll find it's more than a few minutes walk from The Original Wigan Pier bar, which is at Torviscas, not the one on Starco

At least it is for me (knackered)

Replied: 22nd Jan 2011 at 15:50

Posted by: curious341 (1)

Hi ©art©,
I am trying to get in touch with previous owners of Wigan Pier (Charlie and Jane), if you know how to find them, please let me know.

Replied: 1st Jan 2020 at 14:02
Last edited by curious341: 1st Jan 2020 at 14:03:08

Posted by: PeterP (9376)

Curious341 "art" passed away on the 14th Jan2019

Replied: 1st Jan 2020 at 14:38


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