1993 Papa Franks


1993-papafranks1-blantyre-projectWell, it’s been a while since I walked in the front door under THAT sign! This is 1993, and of course is Papa Franks on Broompark Road. What’s YOUR memories of Papas?

PS I have a good photo of Papa Franks interior but when I took it in 1991 or so, I was focusing on a particular Blantyre girl on the other side of the dance floor, who would immediately be recognised if I ever posted. So, it remains unseen. lol.

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

Helen Blair My dad jimmy ferguson drunk in here all the time so we changed it to papa jimmys lol

Hannah Mcaleenan i would rather no remember 

Ray Couston When did it change to The Doon Inn, just out of interest?

Liz Doonin Ray Couston it was originally the Doon Inn (around 1966/67 when it opened) then changed to Papa Frank’s for a number of years. It then changed back to the Doonin Inn. Can’t remember when (in the 90’s)

Ray Couston Thanks, Liz! Blantyre history always interests me, particularly the pubs and how they got their names, etc. Always good conversations.

Cullen Shaw The majority who walked through that door don’t have any memories of their visit 😂🍻

A few underage drinks in here lol 

Ian Campbell Still a great pub

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