Friends Of The Tumbledown Dick Committee Meeting

Tonight, we had another committee meeting.  Lots of interesting things have come up & lots of points to action for all of us.

Stay tuned for further updates…

2 thoughts on “Friends Of The Tumbledown Dick Committee Meeting

  1. Barbara Hewitt

    I have lived in this area all my life (Iam now a pensioner) and am ashamed to say that even tho’ I was aware of the Tumbledown Dick somehow I never actually got to go there. However I am aware how important it is to keep it as asite of greatimportance to Farnborough and the surrounding areas. It would be a crime to pull it down and build a McDonalds drive-thru.I can’t believe RBC are such idiots! There again, perhaps I can. Look what theyv’e done to Aldershot .I am happy your campaign,

    1. Rossi

      Barbara, thank you so much for your support, it is very much appreciated. Have you signed our petition at and asked your friends to do the same?

      As a resident of Fleet since around 1982 I first visited the Tumble Down Dick in the late 1980s and, when I moved to Farnborough in about 1999, I found myself within walking distance of the pub. The Fox is actually the closest pub to where I live but I’ve only set foot in there three times ever and it took me until 2009 to discover the delights of the Prince of Wales in Rectory Road, Farnborough. I can also say that I have never set foot in The Ship Inn! So, I know what you mean about not visiting these places – I think “Use it or lose it” is the appropriate expression :)

      It’s also very sad to think that this country has lost something like 20,000 pubs over the last 30 years – My new daughter is just 3 months old and those are 20,000 places, 20,000 unique buildings, little pieces of English history that, when she grows up, she will never be able to experience.

      In their place, our pubs are being replaced by either gaudy restaurants and clone shops or destroyed for some very ambiguous buildings that seem to be the same wherever you go. For the sake of our children and our children’s children, we need to protect our heritage and not let either the councils, the property developers or the big businesses destroy what makes us a unique nation.

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