Thursday 16 August 2012

Menu from Wimpy in Gwelo

By Richard van Rooyen (RhAF)

I was going through some old files and came across the attached Wimpy menu from Gwelo. From the dated contents of the file that it was in, the menu dates back to +/- 1977 / 1978.

Thanks to Richard for sharing his memories with us.
I was stationed at Thornhill from 1973 to 1978 and do not recall a Wimpy being in Gwelo? Can anyone assist?

Comments or information can be sent to Eddy Norris at 

For our non Rhodesian subscribers, Gwelo is now Gweru, Rhodesia is Zimbabwe and prices quoted here are Rhodesian Dollars and Cents.

Thanks to Richard for sharing his memories with us.

Eddy Norris
Irene - South Africa


At 17 August 2012 at 17:36 , Blogger Out of Africa said...

I was at school at Guinea Fowl in the early 70s and I am sure that there was a Wimpy in Gwelo, will go though my stuff and see if I can get any more info for you - Cheers: Roland J Mauseth

At 17 May 2013 at 05:44 , Blogger Tuttle said...

There was indeed a Wimpy's in Gwelo. It was located on the highway heading north out of town towards QueQue and so on. There was a service station there, too, about one (?) mile north of town.

At 18 October 2016 at 18:33 , Blogger Unknown said...

It was at Concilla Service Station on the last bend out of town, just past Thornhill School. Jack Joubert owned the garage for a short while (1983ish)by then it was turned into a mini grocery shop.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home