The Coach House Inn.
3 Bemersyde Ave, Thornliebank, Glasgow. G43 1EN. Tel: 0141 636 5968.
The Coach House Inn. 1991.
1990 Nora Shirlaw for Stakis PLC.
In the News 1971…
City Pub Boss Coshed, Robbed of £1,000.
A Glasgow public house manager was coshed and robbed of nearly £1000 in an early morning attack at the weekend. The manager, 52 year old Allan MacDonald, of Fastnet Street, Cranhill, Glasgow, was taken to the Victoria Infirmary, where he had nine stitches in head wounds.
Mr MacDonald, with three of his staff, had taken a taxi from The Coach House at 3 Bemersyde Avenue, Pollokshaws, to lodge the money in the night safe there. The three staff members remained in the taxi while the manager walked the short distance to the bank.
He had almost reached it when a man appeared out of the darkness and coshed him from behind. As Mr MacDonald fell, the raider snatched the money bag and ran. The taxi driver, who noticed the man running and guessed what had happened, gave chase with his horn sounding and lights blazing. He had to brake suddenly, however, when the road stopped at permanent obstruction posts.
As the taxi slowed up two of the staff leaped out and renewed the chase, but they lost the thief in the darkness.
Footnone – In July, 1966 three Glasgow men, Walter Scott Ellis, Alexander McIntyre, and John Neeson, were jailed for a total of 59 years at the High Court in Glasgow for a raid on the same bank. During the £20,000 raid the assistant manager and a teller were injured by gunshots.