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 Post subject: Re: Clutha pub
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:39 pm 
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Granny911 wrote:
Hi all,
On holiday last year in Glasgow, one of my friends wanted to show my Canadian husband some of the old pubs in Glasgow. One of the pubs was the Clutha. What great fun we had in there. A man was holding the door of the pub open (think because it was crowded and he was too warm) and said to my friend, "heh Mrs gonnae lend me yer shoe to haud this door open" my friend all indignant replied "indeed I will not!" Without missing a beat the man responds with "Och away ye go ya miserable ******* you've got two o' them". I nearly needed an ambulance, I laughed so hard. It was just laughs all round and my hubby could have stayed there all night and listened to the patter of the friendly customers. While I'm glad to have this memory of the Clutha, I just feel such sorrow and sadness for all the people who suffered the loss of their loved ones.
Amelia, I can only imagine the worry for you not being able to contact your son, so glad everything worked out and he wasn't in the Clutha.
John, Billy Connolly has been over here three times and each show he always mentioned the Clutha and how he loved going there. I'm glad he returned to pay his respects as he did seem genuinely fond of the pub and the people in it.
May all the survivors, and the grieving families and friends find the strength to get them through this. God Bless each and everyone who helped with the rescue. Sheila


Hi Sheila
I had to laugh at your story about visiting the Clutha with your hubby, what a laugh about the guy at the door and your friends horror at being asked for her shoe tae haud the door open...too funny. I was never in the Clutha so I can just imagine how sad you must feel at having such great memories of the pub. I went into the Scotia a few times as that was where billy Connolly used to play and drink with the Grumblebums...(from memory I was underage of course) but that was a lovely gesture from him to go lay flowers and pay his respects. In fact I took a photo of the Scotia earlier this year while on the tourist bus.
I couldn't agree more with your comments re; survivors, grieving families and to all the rescue services.

Rose x


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:40 pm 
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Hi Sheila, Rose and All,

What a funny story that is, but typical Glaswegian humour. I know most people think we say things in an aggressive way, but it's misunderstood as it's just the way we tell 'em! I love Glasgow humour, it's not subtle it gets you straight between the eyes, but so funny! Like a great white wine, Dry, Crisp and plenty of Kick, but not unexpected!

Just like you Rose, I used the Scotia Bar most times as this was my Granda's pub and I always made a point of calling in to see him for a pint before heading for the Square Peg on St Enoch's Square to meet my pals. Later in the evening, if we were still sober, we would head off for the Clutha and see what music was on and stay for a while until we headed off for the Lindela Club to check out the talent....Happy Days !!!!!

Take care all,

John


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Hi All on the TV tonight they showed one of the men O'prey I think he was called, he was dancing or it was like jiving in a house with is sister his family were on TV thanking all the firemen etc.
John was the Lindela club a jiving club not that I ever went to it as I was not a dancer used to sit in Charlies the café in Rutherglen Road for my enjoyment anyone ever go here it was between Lawmoor St and Mathieson St?
Amelia


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:51 am 
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braveheart wrote:
Hi Sheila, Rose and All,

What a funny story that is, but typical Glaswegian humour. I know most people think we say things in an aggressive way, but it's misunderstood as it's just the way we tell 'em! I love Glasgow humour, it's not subtle it gets you straight between the eyes, but so funny! Like a great white wine, Dry, Crisp and plenty of Kick, but not unexpected!

Just like you Rose, I used the Scotia Bar most times as this was my Granda's pub and I always made a point of calling in to see him for a pint before heading for the Square Peg on St Enoch's Square to meet my pals. Later in the evening, if we were still sober, we would head off for the Clutha and see what music was on and stay for a while until we headed off for the Lindela Club to check out the talent....Happy Days !!!!!

Take care all,

John


Hi John
I had to laugh at myself when I re read my post...Billys' band was the Humblebums...not Grumblebum as that's my name for hubby :)
I was surprised to hear you went to the Lindela Club...I went there as well, but from memory it was a during the weekday when it was open. The dancers that were there the 'Lindela Movers' were used on Top of The Pops. I also worked at the Locarno taking tickets at the door (were you would get a heads up on where the parties were at after the dancing) and as a disc jockey upstairs in the disco...but I used to relieve the band that played in the ballroom, once the stage revolved for the band to take a break...I would play 4 or 5 songs until it was time for the band to take over. I have so many wonderful memories of my time working there, and when I wasn't working I would be there every Sat night anyway. I also worked in a pub in St Enoch's Square but I canny remember the name of it...it was on the right hand side as you entered the square. I think I have been in Oz for too long as it's getting harder for me to remember places back home.

Anyway take care John and don't forget to let us know your decision re the house in Castlemilk..we are waiting with baited breath :)

Regards Rose x


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:09 pm 
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Hi all

The Scotia was another pub our friend took us into. Must admit when I lived in Glasgow I was never in any of these pubs. Instead I was a regular in the Kind Man in Govanhill in the very early 70's. As you mentioned Amelia about the Glasgow sense of humour, it's always there and a lot of times the people don't even realize how funny they are. Some people like to go holidays for retail therapy or the hot weather, my therapy is the Scottish humour, miss it like crazy and can't get enough of it when I'm over there.
John I was never in the Lindela, but was in the square peg once or twice and went to the Electric Gardens a few times. Also went to the Locarno the odd time as well. Still can't get over Rosemary (Redscot) worked in there and getting all the ins on the parties. :lol: Like you said John, Happy days! Cheers, Sheila


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redscot wrote:
braveheart wrote:
Hi Sheila, Rose and All,

What a funny story that is, but typical Glaswegian humour. I know most people think we say things in an aggressive way, but it's misunderstood as it's just the way we tell 'em! I love Glasgow humour, it's not subtle it gets you straight between the eyes, but so funny! Like a great white wine, Dry, Crisp and plenty of Kick, but not unexpected!

Just like you Rose, I used the Scotia Bar most times as this was my Granda's pub and I always made a point of calling in to see him for a pint before heading for the Square Peg on St Enoch's Square to meet my pals. Later in the evening, if we were still sober, we would head off for the Clutha and see what music was on and stay for a while until we headed off for the Lindela Club to check out the talent....Happy Days !!!!!

Take care all,

John


Hi John
I had to laugh at myself when I re read my post...Billys' band was the Humblebums...not Grumblebum as that's my name for hubby :)
I was surprised to hear you went to the Lindela Club...I went there as well, but from memory it was a during the weekday when it was open. The dancers that were there the 'Lindela Movers' were used on Top of The Pops. I also worked at the Locarno taking tickets at the door (were you would get a heads up on where the parties were at after the dancing) and as a disc jockey upstairs in the disco...but I used to relieve the band that played in the ballroom, once the stage revolved for the band to take a break...I would play 4 or 5 songs until it was time for the band to take over. I have so many wonderful memories of my time working there, and when I wasn't working I would be there every Sat night anyway. I also worked in a pub in St Enoch's Square but I canny remember the name of it...it was on the right hand side as you entered the square. I think I have been in Oz for too long as it's getting harder for me to remember places back home.

Anyway take care John and don't forget to let us know your decision re the house in Castlemilk..we are waiting with baited breath :)

Regards Rose x


Hi Rose,

Great name for Hubby, I hope he appreciates it! :D :D Yeah, I loved the Lindela, I always had a great time there. You never know maybe we had a dance together! Will keep you in touch with my Castlemilk project.

Take care,

John


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:20 pm 
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FAO Granny 911....for the life of me, I can't remember whereabouts in Govanhill the Kind Man was...


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The Kind Man was on Pollokshaws Road, near Allison St. Think at some point the name changed to Strathies or something like that. Cheers, Sheila


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:( removed the comment, unfortunately it still appears in quotes.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:31 am 
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Hi Rose,
I think the pub in St Enoch's square might have been the "Maxwell Arms" it was right on the corner of Maxwell st [if I remember right] there was a downstairs restaurant in the square called the Square peg which I believe had a bar upstairs but going along a bit there was a pub called "the old Eagle inn" or was it the Swiss something or other ?.
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Danny :)


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