Kyles of Bute.69 Govan Road corner of 1 Eadlesham Street, Govan, Glasgow.
69 Govan Road was situated at the corner of 1 Eaglesham Street in the south side of the City. A pub has been here since the late 1800s, the address was then 103-05 Govan Road at the corner of Camden Place.
One of the first licensee was a Wine & Spirit Merchant called George Hutcheson, he lived at "Rathillet", 44 Terregles Avenue, Govan. Mr Hutcheson continued to run the pub until 1903. The pub was then taken over by Thomas Ferguson. His rent was £110 per annum, his home was at 10 Dounce Gardens. Thomas ran the business well into the 1930s.
The next licensee was a well-known and respected member of the Scottish Licensed Trade Mr James McAulay. Mr McAulay also ran a pub at 204-06 Saracen Street, Possilpark, Glasgow, this pub still stands today and known as the Standard Bar. Still in the same family Andrew McAulay was licensee in 1960.
A number of trade personalities are seen in this group, pictured on the occasion of the annual Burns Supper of the Thistle Burns Club in the Grosvenor Restaurant, Glasgow, 1962. Left to right in the front row are James K Webster, (Royalty Burns Club) his premises were at 27 Norfolk Street; D A Maclean, (president of the Royalty Burns Club); A M Loudon, (president Thistle Club); R W B Eadie, (past president Thistle Club); J Young, (secretary Thistle Club); J H Wylie, (vice-president Royalty Club) of Booth's Gin. The group also included D Mclean, St. Mungo Vintners; M Haxton, (past president Royalty Club) he had the Montgomery Arms Bar Hotel, East Kilbride; A McAulay, (Royalty Burns Club) he had bar 69, Govan Road; R Meiklem, (Royalty Club); J McAulay, (Royalty Club) Carmunnock; A E Kilgore of Cantrell and Cochrane; Councillor W Cockburn, (Royalty Club); J McIntosh, (secretary Royalty Club) of G & C Moore Ltd.
This group photograph was taken at the annual Clyde cruise of the Royalty Burns Club in the summer of 1966. In front row Mr Walter Myron, president of the Club and owner of Sloan's, Argyll Arcade; Bailie W Cockburn; Standing committee members Mr A McAulay, Carmunnock; Mr H McCrostie, (Whitbread); Mr J McAulay, Carmunnock; Mr D A McLean, (Coronation Bar); Mr J McIntosh, vice president (Gordon's Gin); Mr C R Blues, secretary (Dunn & Moore Sales); Mr W G Bennett (The Lochinvar); Mr J Wylie president; Mr W M Johnston (The Charter Bar, Tollcross); and Mr R Meiklem (Montgomerie Arms, East Kilbride).
Members of the Royalty Burns Club 1968.
Back row A McAulay, R T Grier, H McCrostie, W G Bennett, C Blues.
Front row M Haxton past President, Walter Myron past president, J McIntosh President and R Meiklem.