Thanks Manx for the cheap drinks

THE Manx Bar, in Glebe Street, was jammed to the rafters in 1953 when publican Joseph Kelly decided to sell drinks at 1937 prices.

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The Townhead bar, sat opposite the Royal Infirmary. The tenements which topped it were taken down in the 60s, as part of plans for the Townhead Interchange, but the single storey bar survived to the early 1990s.

Outside, the bar was easily identified by a large neon sign featuring a Manx cat (that's just a tail-less moggy in Glasgow) and the legend 'Joe's Place'. The fact the front of the bar also bore the three legs of the Manx coat of arms, makes us suspect Mr Kelly came from the island.

The sign top right, in case you're squinting to read it, says: 'The first bar in Glasgow with television'.

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