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A talk by Alistair Houghton given at Ignite Liverpool 15th April 2010.

A talk by Alistair Houghton given at Ignite Liverpool 15th April 2010.

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  • 1. Wimpycrawling
    • Or: Free your mind, and your gut will follow
  • 2. My Wimpy Odyssey
  • 3. Wimpy, Retford, Nottinghamshire
    • Not just for burgers – as you’ll see from the sandwich board, you can walk through the restaurant and go upstairs to find Ricky’s Exclusive schoolwear store
  • 4. Wimpy Dumfries (closed) Note our Queens Park away shirts to mark the end of our Wimpy crawl – possibly the most Scottish shirts in the universe
  • 5. Wimpycrawl Scotland ‘07
    • Portobello (Edinburgh)
    • Kirkcaldy
    • Dundee
    • Arbroath
    • Aberdeen
    • Peterhead
    • Fraserburgh
    • Dingwall
    • Kilmarnock
    • Largs
    • Johnstone
    • Motherwell
    • Annandale
    • Dumfries (closed)
  • 6. Me and Stu at Wimpy in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
    • A picture paints a thousand words
  • 7. One we missed… Last year we discovered there was a Wimpy in Motherwell that hadn’t appeared on the Wimpy website in 2007. We couldn’t let that lie
  • 8. Classic “table service” Wimpy, Dingwall*
    • * Technically, we’re not being served here, just messing around with our new Mr Wimpy puppets
  • 9. Mr Wimpy: A life in burgers
    • 1954: Founded by J Lyons & Co
    • 1967: Opened in South Africa in 1967
    • 1977: UK arm bought by United Biscuits
    • Late 70s: Counter service launched to rival M* D******
    • 1989: Grand Metropolitan takes over and converts most Wimpies to B***** K***s
    • 1990: Management buyout of survivors
  • 10. Wimpy Manchester: Then and now
  • 11. The dessert selection at Wimpy, Birkenhead
    • Deliciously tempting. What I’d really wanted was a classic banana longboat, but they “didn’t have any bananas”
  • 12. The interior of Birkenhead Wimpy
    • Even if they do “Brick up the Mersey Tunnels”, you’ll still be able to get a Wimpy in Wirral
  • 13. Exploring new places For some reason, I took lots of pictures of derelict buildings on this trip. But Fraserburgh is actually a fascinating, if rough-edged, old port. And the largely unexplored coastline between it and Inverness is beautiful
  • 14. The Mr Wimpy play area upstairs at Wimpy Dingwall, Scotland
    • The mysterious pink elephant – I like to think it’s an Effervescing Elephant, as in the Syd Barrett song. I could just Google its real name, but that would spoil the fun
  • 15. The joys of Halton Lea
  • 16. Wimpy, Nottingham
    • We asked the waiter to take this picture. His reaction: “Are you students?”
  • 17. Dining al fresco in Mansfield
    • It wasn’t really the weather for it, but who can resist an outdoor Wimpy?
  • 18. Wimpy on the move Today Wimpy also boasts several sites at motorway service stations – counter service only, though. This is how they promote the Annandale Services eatery, near Dumfries
  • 19. Wimpy as work of art
    • At another university reunion, this time in Clapham Junction Wimpy, I spotted this local map tile. It won’t surprise you to learn I made this picture into a T-shirt
  • 20. Get out there and explore … and don’t forget to have a Wimpy Quarterpounder

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