101 Cambridge Street, Glasgow. G3 6RU. Macintosh’s Bar. 1991. Left to right James McKell owner of the Turf Bar at the corner of Hospital Street and Rutherglen Road, Gorbals, George Ramster of the Glasgow and District Licensed Trade Defence Association and Mrs Mary Forster of Macintosh’s Bar Cambridge Street. 1959. In the News 1978… Ready […]
88 Trongate, Glasgow. Demolished. Thanks to the Mitchell Library. Sir John Moore (1761-1809), son of the physician John Moore (1729-1802), was born in this three-storey tenement, Donald’s Land, opposite the Tron Steeple in Trongate. The family moved to Dunlop Street c 1771. Sir John became a national hero following his death fighting against the French […]
Mitchell Street, Glasgow. Closed Down. Samuel Dow’s. 1990. To read the full history of Samuel Dow and his empire of public houses, check the website store for my second book. Samuel Dow’s premises after the great fire. In the News 1970… New Drive On Hotel And Restaurant Fronts By Dow’s. All set and rarin’ to […]
17 Hope Street, Glasgow. G2 6AB. Tel: 0141 221 3016. Names after the Denholm family of publicans. To read more on the history of this pub watch out for Glasgow Pubs & Publicans volume 2. Do you have any memories of this old pub? If so please leave a comment.
36 Jamaica Street, Glasgow. G1 4QD. Tel: 0141 221 2624. Crystal Palace website. The Crystal Palace opened in August 2000. This pub is something of an architectural landmark. Designed by John Baird, its iron and glass construction was inspired by Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace, a huge greenhouse-like building, the centrepiece of the Great Exhibition of […]
42 Jamaica Street, Glasgow. G1 4QG. Tel: 0141 248 7629 There has been licensed premises here since 1861 owned by William Dryburgh. In 1889 George McGregor took over the running of this popular pub. George McGregor hailed from Perthshire he also owned the Clan Vaults. He blended his own whisky on the premises. The traveller […]