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terras standTHE Marlboro Restaurant is proud to have been associated with Weymouth Football Club for many years. From being home shirt sponsors in 1993 we have always maintained an advertising board at the ground. This year to celebrate our 40th Anniversary we have officially been unveiled as the new sponsor of the main stand at Weymouth’s Bob Lucas Stadium

 

A Weymouth FC spokesman said “Vinny and Mike Johnson have been following the Terras since they first moved to Weymouth in 1969. They are regular match sponsors and the fact they have now become the new sponsor of the main stand, which is now known as the Marlboro Restaurant Stand, is just fantastic. Weymouth FC would like to thank them for their continued support and wish everyone at the Marlboro the best as they celebrate the restaurant’s 40th year.”

The Weymouth FC Supporters Association has presented Vinny Johnson with an old Weymouth FC shirt, emblazoned with the Marlboro Restaurant across the front.

WFCSA board member Barrie Merriefield had searched high and low through the association’s archives to locate the shirt, which the group wanted to handover as a thank you.


TERRAS: Marlboro chipper after stand deal

7 Jan 2014

THE Marlboro Restaurant has officially been unveiled as the new sponsor of the main stand at Weymouth’s Bob Lucas Stadium.

The popular quayside establishment is celebrating its 40th year and the Terras would like to say a big thank you to Vinny Johnson and his family and friends for their continued support.

A club statement reads: “Vinny and Mike Johnson have been following the Terras since they first moved to Weymouth in 1969. They are regular match sponsors and the fact they have now become the new sponsor of the main stand, which is now known as the Marlboro Restaurant Stand, is just fantastic. Weymouth FC would like to thank them for their continued support and wish everyone at the Marlboro the best as they celebrate the restaurant’s 40th year.”

The Weymouth FC Supporters Association has presented Vinny Johnson with an old Weymouth FC shirt, emblazoned with the Marlboro Restaurant across the front.

WFCSA board member Barrie Merriefield had searched high and low through the association’s archives to locate the shirt, which the group wanted to handover as a thank you.

Chippy all set for 40th-year celebration

14 May 2013

ONE of Weymouth’s most popular fish and chip shops is gearing up to celebrate 40 years of serving up some of the best traditional seaside grub.

The Marlboro in St Edmund Street was founded 39 years ago by Ray and Clive Johnson and their friend Len – also a Johnson – in a corner building that used to house Dennett and Co ‘fruiterer and florist’.

Today the shop is being run by the second and third generations of Johnsons and next year will celebrate its ruby jubilee with a series of fun events and ‘thank yous’ for current and previous staff and customers.

Over the recent bank holiday weekend the Marlboro received two very special visitors when Ray and Len Johnson popped back to see how the business was faring.

Manager Shaun Hatton said: “Ray and Len Johnson, who opened the Marlboro with Clive, popped back to see what has happened in the years they opened the restaurant.

“They had been in last year to sample the mackerel bap and have come in this month to sample the new smoked kippers cooked in a light tempura batter. They said they tasted even better than the mackerel.”

When the Marlboro first opened, Ray, Len and Clive would work all hours of the day and night to make it a success. They often slept above the shop on a couple of mattresses three or four nights a week before returning home to Bournemouth to see their families.

Now the shop is run by Lauren Johnson – better known as Loz – and her brother Craig and their parents and aunt and uncle Vin, Lou, Mike and Kay. They are always introducing new ideas to the menu – whitebait in a bap is a current favourite – and have plans to take the show on the road and enter the work of outside catering with their Marlboro Mobile next year.

Manager Shaun has worked at the Marlboro, man and boy, for 34 years and has no intention of moving anytime soon.

He says the highlight of his working life was devising the sustainable mackerel baps which went down a storm with TV chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and winning this year’s Best Fish and Chip Shop award in the Best of Dorset competition.

“We have very loyal patrons and we enjoy what we do,” he said. “The Marlboro has been open for 39 years and we are looking forward to celebrating 40 years in some style.”

Marlborodrid FC, The Marlboro’s former 6 a-side football team

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