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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In the News - Mill Pond Diner

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Fox 25 Boston continues their South Coast Massachusetts diner tour. During the Wednesday morning broadcast, one of their segments is called "Diner Wednesday." This morning Doug "VB" Goudie visited the Mill Pond Diner in Wareham, Massachusetts. Take a look at their video for glimpses of this 1950's Jerry O'Mahony, Inc. built diner's interior.

While we don't have "VB"'s future schedule, or the ability to predict where he will be next, there are two other diners in the area he hasn't visited. These diners are also early 1950's O'Mahony built diners. We're talking about Angelo's Orchid Diner and the Shawmut Diner, both located in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

During the Fox 25 video current owner of the Mill Pond, William "Biff" Goyette reminisces there's been a diner there for as long as he can remember. He spoke of a small diner, with eight or twelve stools and a door that slides--possibly an O'Mahony. We don't have anything on file about this diner and would be interested in hearing more about it.

Our diner database has entries about other former Mill Pond Diners, one of them being a Worcester Lunch Car Company #816. We aren't sure when it arrived, though it returned to Worcester around 1959. Number 816 currently operates in Spencer, Massachusetts as Charlie's Diner.

A Mountain View Diners #309 built diner became the new Mill Pond, until about 1964 when it too was replaced. This time the diner moved a short distance away to nearby Mattapoisett. Since 2003 #309 has operated as the Nest Diner.

You might wonder where the current Mill Pond Diner came from. The O'Mahony diner was once located about thirty miles away in Fall River, Massachusetts where it operated as Earnshaw's Diner.

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Larry March 4, 2009 at 4:55 PM  

I recall eating in this diner quite a few times in early 1973. I worked for New England Telephone & Telegraph Co. (Verizon's ancestor) at their Wareham Central Office for 2 or 3 weeks, maybe a month. A few of us would drive over and have lunch.

Anonymous March 4, 2009 at 5:46 PM  

Thank you for writing and sharing your diner experiences with our readers!
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