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P J Neeson.

165 Allison Street, Pollokshaws, Glasgow.



P J Neeson. 1991.

Duncan Cameron held a public house certificate here in 1877. It wasn't until 1903 that Patrick Neeson took over the license and has kept the name ever since. Patrick Neeson also owned pubs in Rutherglen Road and Gallowgate. To read more on Paddy Neeson's click here.


In the NEWS 1978...

He wins World Cup trip and ends up a loser...

Robert Johnstone manager of Neesons Bar 1978

Mr Robert Johnstone, manager of J P Neeson, Alison Street. 1978.

Plans by Glasgow pub manager Robert Johnstone to sell his World Cup holiday to Argentina have been scuttled.

Robert was offering his 22-day all-expenses-paid trip at a half-price £1500. But today the 32-year-old manager of a bar in Allison Street. Glasgow, was told, "The ticket is not now transferable.

At the same time as Robert heard the shock news a warning was given to Scots fans not to buy prize tickets to Argentina after today because they will not be allowed into the country.

A spokesman for Scottish Brewers, who sponsored the competition of which Robert was a winner, said, "Unfortunately we have to obey certain formalities and legalities laid down by the Argentinian Government.

The name on airline tickets, passport and hotel rooms must be the same as the person who is carrying them. At 10 o'clock today time ran out for transferring names."

Another winner of the competition who ended up a loser was Mary Morrison, of 126 Downfield Street, Tollcross, Glasgow. She was offered and accepted a video tape recorder worth £750 after she said she was unable to go on the £3000 trip.

When she heard of Mr Johnstone's plan to sell his prize, Miss Morrison asked Scottish Brewers for her ticket back but she was told, "Sorry too late."


Mr Johnstone said: "I have people coming in today to discuss buying the ticket but since arranging the meeting I have been contacted by Scottish Brewers who say I can't sell.

"One thing is for sure, I am not going to accept any recorder in place of a £3000 holiday. I would rather go to Argentina because he had already arranged a holiday in Spain and was "open to the first concrete offer of £1500."


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