When I recently wrote about the history of Glasgow Road, I forgot to put up this photo. Taken in 1979, it shows the Priory Bar at the far end starting to be demolished.
No real safety in those days. No hoarding. Not much signage. No road closure. Just guys shouting down to pedestrians, to “be careful!!”
Corner of Church Street is in the foreground. You can read the detailed history of the Priory Bar , and indeed an exclusive detailed history of 77 Blantyre Pubs over the ages here on the Blantyre History Archives website:
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