Inside a pub next, rather than a shop. This very swish, modern looking pub is the Doon Inn on Broompark Road. Pictured in the 1970s. Recognise anybody?
Category: blantyre pubs
Today’s lockdown quiz may be a wee bit more difficult. Where in Blantyre is this then? This wasn’t yesterday, but it absolutely is within most of our lifetimes. Answer will be revealed tonight. ** Update: This is indeed Vals, or rather Carrigans by the photo in 1979. It was taken when the Carrigan family arrived. […]
I’m told this is a photo from the late 1970’s taken in Stonefield Tavern on Glasgow Road, though suspect from the clothing, its likely the 80s. Pictured is Edward Maxwell, David Maxwell and Kath Maxwell. Anybody know the other two people? Photo shared by Elizabeth O Donovan. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for […]
In the “coaffin”at the Hoolet’s Nest. The date is 1982. Pictured is Hugh Simm (L) and Archie Simm who came back from Texas specifically for the Cup Final. The cup toured several places in Blantyre that year. L to R is Jim O’Neill, Jimmy Boyle, John Bryson, John (the “Sheriff”) Jackson. With thanks to Archie […]
This is of course High Blantyre, pictured around 2000. At the corner of Hunthill Road and Main Street at the High Blantyre cross is Carrigans. I have to admit loving this pub in the preceding decade. It was always super busy and I was forever in great, fun company (and near to getting home!) What’s […]
Saturday 28th June, 1980 was a day to remember in Blantyre. All day drinking in pubs had arrived! The public had only weeks earlier voted for afternoon drinking and Hamilton’s District Licensing Board gave the “all day” go-ahead to two of Blantyre’s pubs and one hotel. Mr Francis Doonin was amongst the first given permission […]