Priory Bar Late 1978


1978 Priory BarI missed the chance to put up this photo earlier in the year when I exclusively shared the full researched history of the Priory Bar. Taken in late 1978, shortly before demolition, this building was constructed in 1889 and lasted 89 years.

The final days of the Priory Bar, awaiting demolition on Glasgow Road….

The history of this building, public house and tenancy can be read here : 

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

Anthony Smith Where I had my first legal alcoholic drink,aged 18,in 1967.
John Dunsmore Had a few jars in it myself. Tony , pal.🍺🍺🍺
William Mullen remember watching world cup games78..n there

Janette Stark Rachel Rachael Kerr

Arlene Campbell 89 years ! ?
Blantyre Project It was 89 years. Too many late nights when i scheduled this.
Blantyre Project Arlene and to think i have a job with numbers…..
Stuart Tallis Looks awfae like Craig’s was that wot they called it then
William Mullen bottom of

Stuart Tallis Don’t remember wullie a can remember playing in all the pubs across the road before they got pulled down

John Cornfield My Grandas local at the bottom of Logan Street
I was in it once I think 🤔
Thomas Barrett Was in it a few times legally and illegally.
Joseph Kane Had a few in there but not many 🍺👍
Jane Scobbie I used to meet my Grandad there on that corner. Then he’d take me putting in the Park. Them certainly were the days 😂😂

Anita Watson Many a might in there .

Robert McLeod-Wolohan that was my local as i lived ib logan street at the time, i was in the darts and domino team as well, again such very fond memories.

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