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judaki
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Greece
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Posted - 09/01/2009 :  19:20:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm new to the site and am finding it very interesting. I have pleasant memories of times spent at the Fountain Inn in Troedrhiwgwair back in the late 70's and 80's and rememember Marge Mason clearly. Also a relative of hers (a lady) named Ray or Rae? I've seen a great tribute to the pub by Brian Gardner, which I have to say brought a tear to my eye. My query for anyone please is when did the pub actually close and when did Marge pass away?
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morris1975
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 09/01/2009 :  19:31:09 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I only ever went there once and that was back in 1996. I remember this well as it was a boiling hot summer and Euro96 was on. That place had so much character and it was like stepping back in time.

I remember walking down through Troed to meet up with some mates and I could hear all the locals whispering "There's some strangers down here these days". I thought I was going to end up in the Slaughtered Lamb and not Margies Farm hehe.

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judaki
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Greece
219 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2009 :  19:46:00 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It certainly did have character, didn't it? I remember late 70s early 80s being there and Marge's dog used to escort me out the back to the loo. Marge said there was no lock on it but the dog (black lab possibly)waited outside the door and then escorted me back to my half of cider!

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aussiewelshman
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New SOUTH WALES
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Posted - 10/01/2009 :  09:37:31 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to Judaki for this pic of Marge Mason at work.

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Peregrine Honeydew
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United Kingdom
1136 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2009 :  11:57:14 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dry Blackthorn and Chipmunk Crisps, a feast fit for a king - Happy Days!

Well, did you ever wake up, with them bullfrogs on your mind?
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Woolfy
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United Kingdom
151 Posts

Posted - 13/01/2009 :  13:11:49 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just to let you know, theres a facebook group out there for Margies Farm. Some decent photos and tales on there too!
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judaki
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Greece
219 Posts

Posted - 14/01/2009 :  07:43:06 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Woolfy. Have tried to find "Margies Farm" on Facebook, but failed. How do you find the group please?

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pierre
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 14/01/2009 :  08:31:42 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll e-mail you the details :o)

Pierre

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Woolfy
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 14/01/2009 :  20:23:32 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just found the group on facebook, it's called 'I really miss drinking down the farm in Troedrhiwgwair.
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pierre
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Posted - 14/01/2009 :  22:15:48 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thats the puppy....

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judaki
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Greece
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Posted - 15/01/2009 :  09:52:08 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheers guys...found it!

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Laura-Beth Field
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Posted - 20/09/2011 :  23:07:59 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
what year did the fountain close
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trefilboy
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Canada
304 Posts

Posted - 21/09/2011 :  02:50:39 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a great true story about Marge. I was around 14 and I went with 2 friends (I won't say any names)from Bedwellty Pits to get a drink in the Fountain. My friend ordered a pint and Marge served him. I was next and got served. My other friend who was younger and shorter, then ordered a pint. Marge told him he was underage and had to have a "half".

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fizz
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Posted - 21/09/2011 :  14:26:15 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trefilboy, that story made me giggle. Thats the Marge I remember! I can still see her now behind that tiny bar, and the outside toilets were a nightmare.I remember because I was always afraid of the spiders in there, but it was the only pub I could get served in so it was worth the sacrifice. Aaaah I miss those days honestly. So sad to see what its become.
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kay16
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Posted - 21/09/2011 :  14:44:06 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fizz i think it was the only pub that most underage drinkers could get served in without any hassle lol [either there or the old Legion].Strange thing was even though there was a lot of youngsters down there [myself included] i can't remember any trouble either there or on the long walk home, unlike now. Maybe we were just more respectful or too busy trying to look sober so we wouldn't have a telling off when we got home as it wasn't accepted back then [god i sound old] as it is now.
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fizz
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Posted - 21/09/2011 :  15:06:54 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes Kay,I remember trying to look as sober as possible both on the way home and when I got in the house. On the way home, if the police saw you and suspected you had been drinking they would take you home to your parents (a fate worse than death). You respected the police then because you knew they would make sure there were repercussions, and my parents would back them up all the way! I never remember any trouble either, I remember hot summer nights, laughing and old friends. oh and gnats lol. I really have a thing about insects don't I.
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peterpan
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United Kingdom
450 Posts

Posted - 21/09/2011 :  19:08:09 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Two bottles of Black & Tan and hopes to get served, being 14yrs!. Why cant our worries today be as simple as that Why cant the beer today taste as good as it did then
30 plus years ago and it seems like yesterday

Thanks for reminding me
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fizz
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Posted - 21/09/2011 :  19:18:33 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And why can't I drink more than two pints without feeling like ive been hit by a train ha ha!!! Yep they were good old days, all I had to worry about was if my hair was gonna stay looking reasonable for the whole night or would it end up stuck to my strawberry flavoured lipgloss.
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fredd
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Posted - 21/09/2011 :  20:16:47 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I Must Admit I practised drinking down Madgies Farm as a youngster as well, I cant remember now, what tapped drink it was but I can still remember the lumps in the pint..!! lol.
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pierre
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 19/06/2014 :  09:35:12 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a great photo sent in, sorry but no name was given.



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pierre
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Posted - 23/06/2014 :  18:08:04 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bit of a "Then & Now" photo of the farm...



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tomboy
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 24/06/2014 :  01:44:44 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
those were the days i lived in the second house in the row of houses before the dirt track down to Margies farm but you never heard any noise from those leaving the pub any time of the day or night it is very sad to see what it is today.So much history gone by leaving it crumble. People of Troed then and those that are left in the villiage were proud of their little pub with Margie at the helm.
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dutchjohn
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Netherlands
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Posted - 07/07/2014 :  10:44:05 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pierre

Bit of a "Then & Now" photo of the farm...



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Hi Pierre,
great photo,s of a great historical pub, I think everybody in tredegar enjoyed a pint down there, didn,t there also to be a meeting place for a club called the Buffs ? whatever that was
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darole
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 07/07/2014 :  15:09:03 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking at the photo of Marge serving is the gent standing by the serving hatch with a big smile on his Mr Fred Thomas ?????
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rhyd boy
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New Zealand
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Posted - 07/07/2014 :  20:28:28 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't know if it's Fred are two of the others Tup Perry and George Wimlett (sp?) ??
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