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> Springburn Pubs, Springburn in the 1970's
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post 30th Apr 2009, 07:25am
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QUOTE (jimmie @ 15th Apr 2009, 05:11pm) *
how yae doin linda? long time no hear iv'e no been oot that way for a long time sad.gif it wiz a shame tae read aboot the talisman and the springinn.hid some good nights in both of them mer so the talisman probably crossed paths at some time and there's every chance a wiz sittin wae donald (big doods) and nip pratt (best mate) he wiz in donalds class at colston. bye the way ma wee jack russell a spoke tae yae aboot 3 year ago hiznae got any better he's still a wee wrong yin anyway linda speak tae yae soon wink.gif

I was in the Talisman a couple of times in the mid-70s. Seemed a good place. It became the Baron sometime later before reverting to the Talisman. I always remember there were crossed swords on the wall but one was missing !! Last time I passed on the bus it was a total eyesore.
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post 27th Dec 2011, 08:36pm
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I had my engagement party in the Talisman.
Regularly drink in Shevlanes and Millarbank Social Club
Morven is closed now but rumour has it that it will reopen soon
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post 22nd Nov 2014, 01:18pm
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I just found this site,some awesome memorie. my dad worked or drank in just about all the boozers in sringburn, (big Fitz young) if he wasn't behind the bar, he would be paid to keep order on the other side, he started in pubs like the boundry bar, the stag, Thompsons, the Vulcan (Andy and Ellen Bain ran)the highland fling (later stripes,) (dolphins) and back to the fling a sad sight now,i can't believe nobody mentioned the orange halls, the railway club, the masonic halls, anybody out on the razz on a Sunday afternoon would ultimately fall into the railway club as pubs closed for a couple of hours on the Sabbath, i can remember (age 11-14) many a lockin in stripes, auld Bert Arthurs stayed in as security during the night, but my dad and friends would be there till five in the morning, i can remember coming down the old railway path from (the scheme (Hawthornhill now) on a sunny Sunday afternoon,to the sight of the polis emptying the pub and big Fitz being escorted out by a few coppers, i had to about turn and tell my mum what had happened, he was fined 50 for breaching the licensing laws, heady days indeed, i also saw on some pictures of old Springburn, someone mentioned the tunnel at the rear of the shopping center. the reason it's all black can be contributed to myself finding a wee mini van with my wee pal Deek Mckendrick, sorry folks, it would seem the tunnel will always be that nasty black on the ceiling, must be, nearly 35yrs ago. surprised myself there. memories ehh!!
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post 22nd Nov 2014, 03:30pm
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Thompsons has recently been closed down due to "allowing illegal activities to take place"

so im told anyhoo
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post 4th Dec 2014, 09:55pm
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Well' they shut or burned everything else down in Springburn over the years,so nothing surprises me when Springburn is mentioned.....

PS:wully-y- I enjoyed your post and can relate to it!
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post 14th Jan 2015, 10:36am
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when i was a boy/young man i stayed in the then new flats on galloway st our local was the talisman a great pub then where everybody new everybody it sadens me to read its been lying empty for several years such a great big building going to ruin. anyway my boozin buddies were big nip,jamie skirvin,tam paton,johnny mccracken,wee jinky dolan,I could go on for ages anyway i would like to hear anyone that remembers they good old days in the talisman back in the mid 70s cheers. wink.gif

What was big nips real name?
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post 29th Jan 2015, 09:32pm
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Hi -anybody out there tell me the history of highland fling bar down at cowlairs rd was it called any other name other than stripes ? I think !who was the owner of that bar I remember being in there in the early 70s and and old lady who seemed to be in charge was givin the clientele a hard time to drink up and get out !
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post 17th Mar 2016, 11:36pm
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QUOTE (Guest BigArturo * @ 19th Sep 2008, 01:55pm) *
Caz13 - Your grandfather was a legend in Springburn. Despite his gruff exterior which you need to manage a busy pub, he was a diamond. Unlike many of the other pubs in Springburn which had regular fights on a Friday or Saturday night, Willie K ran a tight ship and any dodgy looking characters who might provoke trouble later on were refused service. From memory he ran the Bottom Bar, the main bar, at Springburn Road level and Big George ran the Top Bar on the Balgray, a quieter bar where we 17 year olds would be allowed a lager and lime despite being under age.
I remember when the Orange Walk marched on the Saturday that Willie K had the pub doors bolted shut. The reason being twofold – one to keep out any potential troublemakers of the unionist persuasion as Quinn’s was predominately a Celtic oriented pub, and the other to lock in big Tommy, one of the Quinn’s barmen who developed violent tendencies when The Sash was being belted out right outside the pub door.
I remember the article in the Evening Times, I think, when Willie K retired
after a lifetime of service to “potter around the garden” as he put it. Typical understatement from the man who was much loved by the punters. The sad thing is that the older generation than me who had lots of memories of Quinns are mostly gone or can’t access the Internet so there are barrowloads of untold stories out there. You have a grandfather you can be proud of as he was one of the true Glasgow characters who was a legend in the Springburn area.
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