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Thomas Casey.

161 Garscube Road, Glasgow.


Thomas Casey

There has been licensed premises here since 1866, occupied by grocer Duncan McDonald.

A full public house licence was acquired in 1877 by spirit merchant Peter McGregor. When Peter passed away in 1881, his wife took over the licence until 1897.

William McMullen acquired the business from Mrs McGregor in 1898, he also ran a popular pub in Findlay Street, Cowcaddens. James Dorrain an assistant acquired both the pubs on Mr McMullen's death.

Thomas Carey took over the pub in the early 1930s. The photograph above was taken shortly after alterations in 1933. Garscube Road was never short of public house, in 1899 you had the choice of going into one of twenty six of them. Mr Carey also owned a small pub at 119 Norfolk Street, south side.

The pub was known after WW2 as Jack's Bar, William Collins the proprietor formerly an H.L.I., also ran the 51st Bar, 405 Moffat Street and the Garnock Inn, Harbour Street, Irvine. Jack's Bar was a popular rendezvous for old veteran's.


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