103 Queen Elizabeth Square, Gorbals, Glasgow.
Queens Bar. 1991.
Opened in 1972 when the Gorbals had it’s first face-lift, licensee Walter Johnston must have been so proud of this brand new public house in a new housing scheme with high rise flats all around him.
Before the pub was demolished James Clancy was licensee, the Clancy family had pub all over the city at one time, during the 1960s and 70s James and John ran the Scotia Bar on London Road at the corner of Fraser Street, Vincent Clancy ran the Carnarvon Bar, St. George’s Road and John ran the Laurieston on Bridge Street.
In the 1960s there was Patrick Clancy who occupied pubs in Sauchiehall Street, Govan Road and Elder Street, while James ran a pub on North Woodside Road.
The Queen’s Bar is now demolished, it was flattened just like the high flats and shops to make way for the new Gorbals housing estate which looks fantastic.