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Golden Eagle, Weymouth


Anybody remember the Golden Eagle Pub in Weymouth,
Jimmy Rocky Thunder singing Jack the Ripper, then on to the steering wheel club to piss the night away. Spent most of the 80s at Portland on 829 sqdn and two tours on Hms Plymouth flight.
Jumpin Jimmy !! What a showman, Shame he never made it onto something like Stars in their eyes :p

The Golden eagle is long gone,, Debenhams and a few other stores are along that strip now, The white hart is still going strong tho'.
Thats to far back for me, how ever, I did on occasion run into the 'Bird man' in Gus. Last known where abouts;

Jumping Jimmy Thunder, theres a name I haven't heard for a while, Rock Star at night , Dustman for the day job. I live fairly close to Weymouth and haven't seen or heard anything of him, when the Eagle closed he moved over to another Pub but I can't remember which one

There was another Loon doing the rounds at the same time, used to do impressions, his idea of a lawn mower needed several pints to appreciate it

By way of the edit button
The Impressionist was one Chris Peach.
Too brahmsed at the time to remembeer the names. Only one that come to mind is the "Province of Natal" Believe it's now a half way house for ex crims
My haunt in 1970 was the Kings Arms, just across the Town Bridge, beside the harbour........ Pint of Devenish 1/10d, to wash down a schooner of the Parsnip Wine (10d). Luckily I lived in a little flat about 97 yards away!

I'm still in Dorset and visit Weymouth occasionally - Black Dog still there, along with its huge collection of cap tallies - and I'm sure it's the same coat of paint that it had 35 years ago. Victoria Bars still looks about the same and most of the other bars are still extant, plus a few 'trendy' additions.
After the demise of the Golden Eagle 'Jumpin Jimmy' was transferred to the Star and Garter in Crescent Street. This pub is now no longer but Jumpin is still around and does the odd 'turn' now and again. Next time I hear anything I will post it.
Then there was Crystal, the Girl with the wandering eye (just the one you understand, the other one was alright), Crystal was alledgedly a Singer, She was so good that the Bouncers removed her from the stage at Bowlays when She refused to stop :roll:
sidon55 said:
Too brahmsed at the time to remembeer the names. Only one that come to mind is the "Province of Natal" Believe it's now a half way house for ex crims

Province of Natal has been converted into quite high priced Flats, there was talk of it being a doss house, sorry shelter for the great unwashed, but there was such an outcry that for once common sense prevailed.
My understanding was that the Hotel was originally given to the RN by the people of Natal, if thats the case, does anyone know what happened to the money obtained when it was sold?
Went to Weymouth when i was in the Navy and i go back there often with the army . I worked a Summer on the Door at Harry's . Great time , on course at Bovington during the day , working at Harrys at night . Had a greatr course report as well . Something to do with letting all the D AND M instructors in for nothing . Black dog is still there.
Of course the palce is mainly army now hardly any Jack about . Of course you get the tribes of scousers in the summer on therer holidays .
Ol' Jumping Jimmy also used to 'perform' in the Portland Roads quite a lot in the early to mid 90's. Not been back down that way since they moved the FOST empire in 1993.

Used to love the 'Eagle' and Weymouth in general. Was a great run ashore, especially in the summer when it was toppers with fanny. Pubs I used to frequent were 'Black Dog', 'The Cavalier', The Ship Inn and then of course the 'Tiller Flat' nightclub for after hours scuppering.
I see you were on 829 in the 80's. I also was on there from 81 t0 86 as a AEM(L) I was L2 on Galatea. I seem to remember someone with your surname on there but then I may be wrong
Ol Jumpin Jimmy, Weymouths answer to the "King". It was lucky he never started his turn til late when we were all too pissed to notice the bum notes!!

Not a bad run ashore Weymouth, but second best to Guzz epecially in the late 60s/early 70s. and no decent oggies.

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