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The Hub.

175 Great Western Road, Glasgow. G4 9AW. Tel: 0141 331 1901.


The Hub

The Hub. 1991.

The Hub opened it's door in 1963. The premises were situated in a district where a great deal of motor trading was done.

The walls were decorated with line drawings of vintage cars with photographs of famous cars and models such as the Coventry Daimler, Golden Arrow and Rolls Royce. The new establishment had a bar upstairs and the lounge downstairs which extended into the basement of adjoining premises.

Proprietor Mrs Pitt and Brewers Thomas Usher & Son opened the new venture with many celebrities and well known figures in the licensed trade. A vintage car advertising the Hub bar drove around the west end and along Great Western Road before stopping outside the Hub.

Hub old

Advertising vintage car outside the new Hub public house. 1963.

A cardboard sign with were going to the opening of the Hub at Great Western Road was positioned on the doors and at the rear of the car.

The opening ceremony was performed by Mr Andrew Dickson a well known personality in the Glasgow motor trade, among the guests was stage and TV personality Jimmy Logan.

Andrew Dickson, Mrs Pitt and Jimmy Logan

Left to right I G Donaldson, director of Thomas Usher & Son, Andrew Dickson, Mrs Pitt and Jimmy Logan. 1963.

Now known as the Liquid Ship. Tel: as above.


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