partickular wrote:On the subject of that pub, I recall an isolated old spit'n'sawdust pub surrounded by ad-hoc car parks that existed on these sites around that time. I think it was called Bar 82, and always seemed to be popular howf. It remained in use until the mid 80s before the concert hall was built. Was this the same one as in the picture, or was it another? If you walked straight south from the new bus station, across the car parks where Parliamentary road was previously, heading straight down Dundas St heading for Queen St Stn, you'd pass it on your left. I was never in it (I was a teenager at the time), but it always looked a real old fashioned joint. Anyone else remember it?
I recall, in that area, that there was that pub shown, but also another pub to the
right hand side of it, on the other corner with Cunningham St. Next to it
was a fruit & veg shop (I think). Both the pub and shop were indeed open
for some considerable time after the decimation of the entire area. Also,
the wall seperating the old Bus Station from Parlimentary Road was still
there until they built the Buchanan Galleries. It's quite shocking that it
took the best part of 30 years to complete this project.
I think I may be right in saying that it wasn't until about 1990 that they
threw up a big wooden fence around the whole area, added in a few
gates, and called it a car park. Whether or not the shop and pub were
still open up until then I cant say. I do remember walking over the
Cunningham St bridge, and down the wasteland hill at the other side in
the late 1980's. At that time there was nothing to stop you doing this.
Killermont St was relaligned in the early 80's and I think the Concert hall
was opened in 1990 - that's why I'm thinking that this was the time that
they put up the fence around the perimeter.