Mural, Steamboat Tavern, Old town, Grangemouth.

Maker
Alexander Gentles Fyfe
Production date
Circa 1968
Description
Painting of a mermaid on interior wall of the inn on North Harbour Street.
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Production date
Circa 1968
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Subject notes
As a seaport, Old Grangemouth had many public houses. In 1858 it had 15 for a population of 2000, but by 1870 the number had fallen to 12 although the population was now 3000. The New Town of Grangemouth was 'dry' (had no licensed premises) until 1933 as Lord Dundas, the feudal superior, did not approve of the sale of alcohol. This increased the numbers patronising the pubs of the Auld Toon.
Accession number
P00513

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