Friday, 24 April 2009
Blackfriars in the 1990s
Bit of history here. Here’s a report from BBC Scotland news about Williams Bros (before they were called that). It must be from the early 90s as it has the news of Heather Ale being revived. Almost as interesting is the footage of Blackfriars bar in Glasgow still selling Tetley Bitter and Arrol’s 80/–, a clear sign that it was one of Alloa's tied houses. Even though the breweries have got out of running pubs these days, most pubs in Glasgow are still easily identifiable as having been one of McEwan's, Tennents or Alloa in the past.