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Re: The Peter Manuel case.

While I am not comfortable with capital punishment because it reduces the state to the same level as the culprit and the fact that in the 1950's Britian we managed to execute quite a few people who were either innocent or should have received lesser sentences, the Manuel case is an exception, althou...
by junkcatcher
Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:50 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: The Peter Manuel case.
Replies: 74
Views: 45742

The Peter Manuel case.

As child growing up in Brachinnie in late 1950s-and 60s Peter Manuel was the devil incarnate who struck fear throughout the East End and adjacent areas of Lanarkshire. Although only six years old I can remember the lifting of a feeling of tension when Manuel was convicted and sentenced to death. The...
by junkcatcher
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: The Peter Manuel case.
Replies: 74
Views: 45742

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

A few years back durring my time living on Cumbrae the RN ordinance disposal team used to be pretty frequent visitors, I think a lot of the stuff they were called out for was harmless modern stuff sonobouys, marker floats and the like but the odd bit of WW2 ordinance turned up. They used to sometime...
by junkcatcher
Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 674
Views: 311294

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

Come friendly bombs ---
by junkcatcher
Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:49 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 674
Views: 311294

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

by junkcatcher
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 674
Views: 311294

Re: Sir Jackie Stewart OBE insulted by Max Moseley

Hate to dig up such an old thread, but as any regular follower of F1 will tell you, what Max Mosley is saying is very true. For example, the defence Jackie Stewart provided for Maclaren and team boss Ross Dennis during the F1 spy scandal, before any investigation had taken place. Maclaren were of c...
by junkcatcher
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Sir Jackie Stewart OBE insulted by Max Moseley
Replies: 16
Views: 4056

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

Off Clarence drive istr Lauder Dale Gardens also a bomb site (reputedly a "landmine") -- post war the site near the tenis courts was occupied for many years by a branch of Melvin Motors as a show room and adjacent stock compound.. Colonel Melvin founder of Melvin Motors (which was in fact ...
by junkcatcher
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 674
Views: 311294

Re: POW Camps around Scotland

Long dead thread but rather than start a new one --- I am looking for info on WW2 PoW Camps in Scotland in particular Camp 19 Happendon Camp near Douglas Castle, Lanarkshire ? My father was stationed at the camp guarding (!) Italians who didn't take too much guarding prior to his unit being trained ...
by junkcatcher
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: POW Camps around Scotland
Replies: 49
Views: 26271

Re: Sir Basil Spence

Having been up close and personal with it during my days as a facilities engineer with (BAA) Glasgow Airport Ltd I can say the roof structure in the original Glasgow Airport main terminal block is a brilliant bit of engineering, I don't want to say too much about the building because of security iss...
by junkcatcher
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:44 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Sir Basil Spence
Replies: 9
Views: 7229

Re: Tunnocks

Nearly 40 years ago I was at Uddingston Grammar school and a select bunch of us had the habit of going dailly to Tunnocks Tea Rooms for "Pie Chips & Beans" until one day early in December "Canny serve ya doing Christmas dinners" --- I have never been back or bought any Tunnoc...
by junkcatcher
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Tunnocks
Replies: 71
Views: 28000

Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Anybody got any local Bedford coach pictures OB & SB with Duple bodies ?
by junkcatcher
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses
Replies: 1117
Views: 298608

Re: Scientology in Glasgow

They wouldn't mess with us -- this is Smeato toon we have a super hero to protect us.
by junkcatcher
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:19 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Scientology in Glasgow
Replies: 21
Views: 4426

Clyde1 Bowie@Breakfast sick of Des Maclean

For years I listened to Clyde1 every morning, then they brought in Des Maclean. :cry: I just don't find him funny, I find boring, wearing and in very bad taste as a result I tried Smooth Radio -- Boring :twisted: These day I listen to Real Radio which is just about OK :? Am I the only rat to desert ...
by junkcatcher
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Clyde1 Bowie@Breakfast sick of Des Maclean
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: Sir Jackie Stewart OBE insulted by Max Moseley

His brother is one of the leading lights in the save foxing hunt shower. Read Wikipedia article on his mother ---- barking for more read the bottom of this PDF URL http://www.historytalk.org/Tom%20Vague%20Pop%20History/Chp%201.pdf also BBCi url http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/3...
by junkcatcher
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Sir Jackie Stewart OBE insulted by Max Moseley
Replies: 16
Views: 4056
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