The Auchintibber Inn was owned by Mr J B H Struthers in 1910 and was known for creating a ‘mini paradise’ in the mining village.
In the heat of the temperance, publicans were fearful that they would lose their livelihoods and they were fresh out of ideas to keep the locals in their favour and stop them voting to become dry.
Mr Struthers decided that he would convert his land at the rear of the premises into a pitch to play an old Scottish sport called Quoiting.
The locals of the village all pulled together to create this paradise with Mr Struthers.
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