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re: re: re: re: wimpy

Posted by JDP on October 23, 2006 at 20:45:39:

In Reply to: re: re: re: wimpy posted by Glenhest on October 21, 2006 at 20:01:45:

Wimpey ( with an E ) was and still is a large contractor in the UK, but there is no connection with the Wimpy fast food outlets. Wimpey was founded by George Wimpey who started with a stonemasons business in Hammersmith, West London in the 1800s. Castlebar has had a strong connection with Wimpey as the Company was managed by Walter Barrett from Breaffy in the 50s and 60s - which connection was beneficial to many Castelbar men seeking work in England during those despairing times for many in Ireland.

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