Entertainment Magazine

Malcolm Hardee: Wibbley Wobbley RIP

Posted on the 31 December 2016 by Thejohnfleming @thejohnfleming
Malcolm Hardee: Wibbley Wobbley RIP

The Wibbley Wobbley in its original berth at Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe, in February 2014

A few weeks ago, I posted a couple of blogs about the late comedian Malcolm Hardee’s floating pub/venue The Wibbley Wobbley being removed from Greenland Dock to South Dock Marina in Rotherhithe and then, on 14th December, being taken away from there to be scrapped.

To round off this sad story tale, coincidental confirmation came from comic Sinead Wheeler, who sent me a message saying:

“I had to get my own boat (my home!) rescued and towed up the River Medway on Wednesday 14th after it sank in mid-October.

Malcolm Hardee: Wibbley Wobbley RIP

Malcolm Hardee on board the Wibbley Wobbley (Photograph by Vincent Lewis)

“The towing guy said he had come straight from being up all night on ‘the Wibbley Wobbley job’. I didn’t ask at the time as I was a bit distracted by seeing my boat and all its contents (books, clothes my best undies!!!, all my food cupboard contents etc) covered in stinking mud and full of dead fish… but I texted him later.

“His answer was basically: Yes, it’s gone.

“It is gutting that it wasn’t saved, but boats are total twats to look after and never make things easy. The PLA / Southwark Council / CRT or whoever no doubt could have done more or less but that’s how they roll. People on boats lose their homes every week.

“The Wibbley Wobbley was only a small part of what Malcolm did, thankfully anyway – he won’t be forgotten.”

Malcolm Hardee: Wibbley Wobbley RIP

The Wibbley Wobbley after being moved to its temporary berth at South Dock Marina in Rotherhithe


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • RIP Abe Vigoda

    Vigoda

    Since we've been reviewing Coppola movies recently, it's sadly appropriate that Abe Vigoda passed away. While his best-known film role is Tessio in The... Read more

    By  Christopher Saunders
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • RIP Johnny D's

    Johnny

    As an irregular presenter Concert # Date Artist27 08/13/08 Dave Carter Tribute - Chris Thompson, Beth DeSombre, Ryan FitzSimmons, special guest Eric Lee103... Read more

    By  Notlobmusic
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • RIP Jacques Rivette

    Jacques Rivette

    French filmmaker and critic Jacques Rivette passed away at age 87. I haven't seen any of Rivette's movies, but I do remember enduring his insufferable essays... Read more

    By  Christopher Saunders
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • RIP: Ronit Elkabetz

    RIP: Ronit Elkabetz

    This morning I woke up to the devastating news that the phenomenal Ronit Elkabetz passed away after a private battle with cancer. Read more

    By  Shane Slater
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • RIP Anton Yelchin

    What a tragic loss. Sudden. A young actor taken in his prime. Anton Yelchin passed away yesterday at the age of 27. A son of Russian immigrant parents who were... Read more

    By  Sirmac2
    ENTERTAINMENT
  • RIP Carrie Fisher

    Carrie Fisher

    Quite strange that I was sat in the foyer at the cinema as this news broke, waiting to see Rogue One: A Star Wars story! I figure that is a fitting tribute to... Read more

    By  Caz
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • RIP John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Looks like another awful year for celebrity deaths: not only Mary Tyler Moore and Barbara Hale, but the great John Hurt. The venerable star of so many classics ... Read more

    By  Christopher Saunders
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES

Magazine