1985 Carrigans (Cornerstone)

 

1985 Winter into 1986 CarrigansGeradline Carrigan Burns kindly shared this photo she took in 1985 at Kirkton Cross. Pictured is Carrigans Public House, complete with the original door at the front corner. (now a window).

Geradline told me that the building had been suffering badly from subsidence, much the same as many of the adjacent homes had been in School Lane. Decades of Dixon’s Collieries undermining High Blantyre had taken its toll and some major reconstruction work was done on the building to correct the sloping walls, ceilings and floors. Some people may remember the sloping floor in the bar?

The pub is now called the Cornerstone.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

John Dunsmore Big. Daw. Buchan x two. Greyhounds

John Paterson Ah the old VALS 🍺

Claire Farrell Robbie Adam mind this? U took ur life in ur hands walking round it as the path was so narrow πŸ˜‚

Robbie Adam I don’t remember that door being there on the front!

Alan Baird i mind playing pool through the back

Matthew Neil Daw was never that weight it’s John Baillie

Marc Rodden Troy

Willma Thomson Aye xx

Bruce Baldwin Remember it well.. As the postie the wee door was open and u had climb the stairs shouting “post” so the owners cod hear u
Kelly Maguire Many a Monday after school we spent in there πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

Frances Maguire Kelly Maguire πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Liz Allan Lived in the flat above until stood dart and carrigan took over rented from Val for the sum of Β£8 a month Daw Buchanan lived on the same block city as me in wheatland ave growing up

Robert McLeod-Wolohan i used to drink in there and play darts lol

Elizabeth Grieve My step aunt used to live in the flat above

David Downie I stayed in High Blantyre for many years and never heard it called Kirkton Cross. It was always known as High Blantyre Cross.

Blantyre Project You’re right David. It was High Blantyre Cross when I was little too. I’ve picked up a habit there definitely from a younger generation.

Betty Dargue I remember it well ,we stayed in hunthill rd n used 2 go in d pub @ Halloween , also when I got older went in 2 d pub for a shandy lol the pavement was very narrow, had 2 watch going round d corner , @ that time lady who stayed up stairs was called Fanny Berrie she always gave us our Halloween good old days πŸ˜€πŸ˜€x

Stephen Allan Paul. Do you have any photos of the Cardigans in the 70s.

Blantyre Project sorry Stephen. Perhaps the Carrigans family have some of them taken in the pub in that era.

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