113 Springburn Road, Glasgow. Demolished.
Also see Dougan’s Bar, Royston Road.
There has been licensed premises on this site since 1858, Donald McLeod occupied the premises until 1879. Mr McLeod also owned a public house at 147 Castle Street.
The address of the public house on Springburn Road was McLeod’s Place, 113 Springburn Road. He lived next door at 115 before moving to Albert Cottage then Strathallan House, Lenzie.
In 1880 Ross Munro took over the pub, he also lived at 115 Springburn Road with his wife Mary. The Munro’s had thirteen other neighbours living up their close at 115 Springburn Road, most of them working locally, Sarah Galbraith was a dining room keeper, Charles Thomson an engine fitter, he probably worked across the road in the Caly, Samuel Adams was a Railway carriage painter, Joseph Minelly a general labourer, Robert McCourt a foreman at St. Scavenger, Thomas Ross an engine fitter, John McFarlane, general labourer, Robert Welsh a chemical works labourer, Edwund Ewans an iron roller, Mary Askew, Euphemia Craig, Catherine Doherty a washer woman, Robert Sutherland a general labourer, most of these people lived with their families.
When Ross passed away his wife took control of the business until 1911, she took over another pub the Royal Bar, Stirling Road, this old pub sat at the corner of Glebe Street.
Trade personalities who attended the smoker dinner held at Belmont House, by the Cowcaddens Ward. 1962. left to right Mr George Ramster; Mr Hugh Doherty, Symposium Bar, Cowcaddens; Mr Neville Jones, Cross Keys, St. Peter’s Street; Mr John Dougan, Dougan’s Bar, Springburn Road; Mr Richard Lemon, Lemon Tree, Parliamentary Road, ward convener; Mr W J Bennet, Bennet’s, Port Dundas Road; Mr William B Gow, Bristol Bar; Mr James Lanagan, Maitland Street; Mr Thomas F Flynn, Mr Donald McNiven, Argyll Arms, Kennedy Street, Mr W J McDowall. 1962.
After the Second World War John Dougan became the new proprietor. The Dougan family also owned The Douglas Arms, (Dougan’s) on the Gallowgate. Dougan’s on Springburn Road was demolished in the early 1970s.
The Scottish Wine & Spirit Merchants Benevolent Institution outing at the annual cruise on the Firth of Clyde. Left to right John Dougan with his sun glasses, Douglas Arms, Gallowgate, Mr Neil Dougan, Windsor Tavern, Dumbarton Road, Mrs Harry Dougan, Mrs J Dougan and Mr Harry Dougan, Glen Bar, Royston Road. 1973.
1960-1947 John Dougan.
1937 Andrew T Maxwell.
1919-1911 Robert Urie McAlpine.
1910-1895 Mary Stirling Munro.
1890-1880 Ross T Munro.
1879-1858 Donald McLeod.
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