The Forth and Clyde
The Forth and Clyde was a lively pub in Balmain way back in the 60s. It had a mixed and lively clientele consisting of dock workers, students, shipbuilders and young academics. This was a time before the total gentrification of Balmain when it still had a strong working class presence with cheaper lodgings available for uni students. I recall listening to many heated, but well-natured, discussions between the patrons.

I painted myself into the painting twice... as the person on the very left talking to the girl holding the book, and as the bald wharfie with the beer gut, having an argument with the long-haired hippie in the middle. Several of my friends posed for the other characters present.