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> What Glen Bar?, No idea masel
Davie
post 20th Feb 2006, 08:55pm
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Now I hope someone recognises this wee boozers
I would appreciate any help, as I don't have a clue.
I bet not many of you knew that!
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post 20th Feb 2006, 09:00pm
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Davie... can you remember the Trolley Bus routes?..
or .. can you access them on the PC
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post 20th Feb 2006, 09:02pm
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The area looks a bit like heading up towards Summerston..

Then again... The name of the pub .. could be close to Rouken Glen
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post 20th Feb 2006, 09:05pm
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Davy,
That's an old photo but yes,I can tell you.

The place is Germiston between Garngad and Blackhill. Can even tell you that the trolley bus was either a 101 or 102, both went up Royston Road at that time.

The pub was known as "the wee Glen Bar" because there was another Glen bar near the beginning of Royston Road.

Hope this solves your mystery smile.gif

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post 20th Feb 2006, 09:10pm
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Oh... I was close... Knew it was in Glasgow biggrin.gif

valros.. An authority on old Glasgow pubs????
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post 20th Feb 2006, 09:18pm
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Clapton, I'm not telling you about whether I'm an authority on pubs or not !!

You were close okay, just the opposite end of the City!

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post 20th Feb 2006, 09:19pm
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Davie... can you remember the Trolley Bus routes?..


Wurr no aw as auld as you Jim.

I'll tell you whit the problem is.
I have a wee brickwork of a pub done by Tommy Smith.
I am sure you will have seen some of his pieces.
There is an argument (a discussion to us GG punters) among my mates as to the name of the joint.
Until Sunday. I was sure it was the Stag bar.
I was informed to the contrary, by the daughter of person who left me the figure, that it is was the Glen bar.
But she did not know where it was situated.

I know at least three
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post 20th Feb 2006, 09:22pm
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QUOTE (valros @ 20th Feb 2006, 10:22 PM)
Davy,
That's an old photo but yes,I can tell you.

The place is Germiston  between Garngad and Blackhill. Can even tell you that the trolley bus was either a 101 or 102, both went up Royston Road at that time.

The pub was  known as "the wee Glen Bar" because there was another Glen bar near the beginning of Royston Road.

Hope this solves your mystery

Valros

The Big Glen
59-61, Royston Rd, Royston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G21 2QW
Tel: 0141 552 1598

I think this has now been renamed McGrorys,will let you know when I pass it in the morning. biggrin.gif


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post 20th Feb 2006, 09:31pm
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The Big Glen was later called Wilson's, and as recent as last Thursday I was told it was now called "The Garngad Bar" ????

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post 20th Feb 2006, 09:31pm
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The pub was known as "the wee Glen Bar" because there was another Glen bar near the beginning of Royston Road.


Excellent Valros.

Here is wee brick,
You think it is either Glen?
As the name has been rubbed off, I know it could be any pub.
However, as all the other ones he left me have been identified.
His daughter, I think would know the pubs her Faither drank in.

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post 20th Feb 2006, 09:45pm
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Davie,
It is quite hard to say for sure but---I remember the Big Glen had no houses above it, but the Wee one in Gemiston did have.
Do you know what area Tommy Smith came from?

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post 20th Feb 2006, 10:38pm
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Not 100% sure where Tommy lived Valros, but he went to Onslow Drive school.
Ages wey masel.
If memory serves me, he lived across the molendiner burn, near Gallagher's fag factory.
Worked at the Barras.
Tommy made these wee pieces to order.
he used to trawl the building sites looking for suitable material.
These are all made from ordinary building bricks
Here is another one, bit more recogniseable.
Well, it might be, if ah kid take a decent photie.

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post 20th Feb 2006, 11:25pm
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Hi Davie,

If he lived near Gallagher's Cigarette factory he must have came from around Dennistoun or even possibly Milburn which is heading for the Rosemount area.

I just wondered why he would drink in a pub in Germiston if he didn't come from the area, but again he could have had relatives there!!
The minute I saw your photo I thought Germiston right away, it was a familiar area to me
His daughter would clear it all up I'm sure

Interesting photos Davie, I love old Glasgow ones.

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post 21st Feb 2006, 07:51am
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Hi Valros
It wasn't Tommy that drank in the Glen.
He was the artist.

The auld fella that left me the pieces was Wullie Gallagher.
He was born in the Calton (Market Street)and was one of the last true hawkers.
Wullie, picked up some amazings odds and sods on his travels and you could meet up with him in mony a strange boozers.
Though, other than the Glen. (which, I did not know about)
He had the Scotia, Empire Bar, Whistlin' Kirk, Lynch's and occasionaly the Shipbank.
In the far North....
The Widow's, Cadder Vaults, The Bells. Thompsons.
These are only the ones I knew him to be a regular in recent years.
Though I first met him in the Regal in the Gallowgate.
Ah'll be surprised if oanywan can tell me whit it is called nooadays.

When he died Wullie was living in the flats at Sitehill.
Here is anither pic furr ye Valros.
In yer ain territory.
Waant not only the name o' the boozers but the two streets.
Wullnie puuush for the owner, but wid be impressed if ye could come up wey that anaw.
(it is awright furr me, I have the book)


Awrabest
Davie

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post 21st Feb 2006, 11:24am
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Hi Davie,

My mistake,I thought it was Tommy who lived near the ciggie factory.

Wish I knew where I could buy that book you have on the old Garngad and Townhead.

Your photo--it looks more like Castle Street to me just across from the Royal Infirmary, if that is correct then the I think the two streets could be Castle Street and Glebe Street.

Such a long time ago and irrespective to what Clapton said--I'm not an authority on pubs,far from it biggrin.gif

I will try and think about the name of the pub but first, let me know if I'm correct with the Street names.

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