This is a fantastic photo of Lanarkshire Licence Holders on Holiday in 1909. This photograph was taken while the group (Lower Ward Defence Association) were on a trip to Kilchattan Bay. Do you recognise any ancestors or publicans in this photo?
There is often a lot of speculation about where a pub’s name came from, especially when it isn’t obvious. A lot of pubs in Glasgow and Scotland were named after the publican that owned the pub and sometimes they were named after a local landmark or street name, but what are the meanings behind names […]
Reading through an article entitled ‘The Greatest Joke in History’ that described the joke that is the licensing laws (written in 1910). The article is a rant and a rave about the laws that are directed at public houses and not clubs. No Opening on a Sunday The article starts off with a rant about […]
Starting out on your journey to find your ancestors can be quite intimidating if you don’t know where to start. We get a lot of emails every day asking about relatives in the licensed trade and though it would be great to put together a guide to help you on your way to finding out […]
Whether you love it or hate it, non-alcoholic drinks have become a lot more common in pubs as of recent. I have tried some nice non-alcoholic cider and some very… not nice non-alcoholic beers in recent years, but who invented the De-Alcoholised process? Who Invented Non-Alcoholic Beer? In an article from the National Guardian in […]
The Harrassed Publican This cartoon was published in the National Guardian in 1912. The drawing represents how all of the publicans at that time were feeling because of the increases in taxes/legistlation from the Government against them as well as the Temperance movement that threatned their livelyhoods. The Web of Ruin This cartoon was published […]