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Nimmo's Buildings, Blantyre

From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

Nimmo’s Buildings

   Moving west of the Central Garage we come next to a former 2 storey stone tenement named ‘Nimmo’s Buildings’ or ‘Nimmo’s Land.’ During the late 19th Century and throughout the 20th, this building changed hands several times and was also known as “Whifflet Place” then for a short time “Hills Pawn Building.” However, during its lifetime for the longest period and in census information it was referred to as ‘Nimmo’s’ and that being relevant to the original constructor, is the primary name in this article. 1,421 more words

Blantyre Buildings

Photos: The Ale House, Kingston, ON, Nov 23/17

Thursday’s show in Kingston was just barrels of fun – great energy, amazing singing from the audience, incredible song selections…just a fabulous night! Here are some photos we took…feel free to share yours on our Facebook page! 10 more words

The Trews

Beer Fact or Fiction #993: Beer is made from grass.

It’s true, wheat and barley, two principal ingredients in the brewing of beer, are a member of the grass family. Not the type you smoke, but the type you begrudgingly mow. 16 more words

1001 Beer Facts And Fiction

Beer Fact or Fiction #994: King Henry VIII outlawed useless ale-houses to promote archery.

Concerned for the protection of the country, King Henry VIII of England put into the law the outlawing of ale-houses that were seen to be contrary to the well being of the common wealth. 101 more words

1001 Beer Facts And Fiction

St Canna's Ale House - My Latest Find

Have you heard of St Canna’s Ale House before? I think it is one of Cardiff’s hidden gems! Tucked away in the heart of Canton with… 603 more words


Goodbye to The Craft Rooms, we barely knew you.

This week we heard that Beerheadz, the fabulous chain of bars in the East Midlands, is finally getting a branch in Lincoln. Their bars in Retford and Grantham (there’s also two on their way in Nottingham and Melton Mowbrey) have a wide selection of cask, keg, bottled and canned beers. 512 more words

Real Ale

Dart - The Attractor

We are camped in St. John, so we spent the day mostly in the city.  I wanted to get my hair cut.  I tried to get it cut in Nova Scotia, but the only local hair salon said they didn’t take walk-ins and couldn’t fit me in.   681 more words