The London Fried Fish Restaurant in Water Row at the corner of Manse Lane in Govan, c 1890s. In the late 18th century the ground floor was occupied by Moses Waddell's Inn, where the Govan Weavers' Society would meet each Govan Fair to elect a deacon.
Moses Waddell's tavern was the subject of a popular local ditty:
"Doon the Water Raw, lassies,
Doon the Water Raw,
Into Moses Waddell's,
and get a drop o' sma'."
"Sma'" was the local name for the weak beer known as small ale.
Reference: Photo B12/1
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Archives
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