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Started by: i-spy (14698)  Report abuse
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.

Posted by: broady (15737)   Report abuse
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.

Posted by: drumer (32) Report abuse
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.

Posted by: dennisd (624) Report abuse
Wigan Arms, Sunset Bay, Torviscas, Tenerife

Posted by: ŠartŠ (6154) Report abuse
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..

Posted by: kittgreener (74)  Report abuse
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!

Posted by: ŠartŠ (6154) Report abuse
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)

Posted by: curious341 (1) Report abuse
Hi ŠartŠ,
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.

Posted by: PeterP (7632) Report abuse
Curious341 "art" passed away on the 14th Jan2019


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