Edward McGinley shared this photo asking, “I just wondered if anybody knows any of these fine gentlemen with my father Edward McGinley (first left) much appreciated.” Anybody recognise the location? Perhaps inside the Old Original Pub? Apollo?
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The ‘Westend’ is a current 2 storey stone tenement building located at the eastern corner of the junction of Glasgow Road and Bardykes Road. When looking at it historically, it should not be confused with ‘Westend House’ in Auchinraith, High Blantyre. The ‘Westend’ name in modern times tends to refer to the Public Bar at […]
Taking you back now to 1980 at the junction of Stonefield Road and Glasgow Road. The photo was taken outside St Joseph’s Church looking across to The Old Original Pub, a sight that is still familiar. However, on the left, the scene is completely changed, with those tenements and shops no longer there. Mickey’s […]
6 This advert from 2004 is for the Old Original Pub (also known as Craig’s pub) on Glasgow Road. Their address is 285 Glasgow Road and phone number 01698 327980. In post Millennium years J&I Quigley are amongst modern hosts. Few facts and trivia about this pub: In 1932, the license holder was Mr James Jones. […]
A poem by the late Blantyre historian, Jimmy Cornfield, all about the Old Original Bar and it’s characters. The poem is accompanied by a very suitable photo. Can you name the “mob”? The “Old Original Bar” Mob(Craig’s Tae You An Me) A bunch O the boys were whopping it up outside Craig’s Auld Original Baur,They […]