Famous/Infamous people in Glasgow

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Famous/Infamous people in Glasgow

Postby crusty_bint » Fri Feb 20, 2004 2:12 pm

With recent developments such a s the re-discovery of The Brittania Panoptican we have come to know of a few stars that first plyed thier trade in our city (such a s Stan Laurel, Carey Grant, Jeanette Crankie etc), but does anyone know anyone more sinister???

Fred West lived with his first wife in Blair St in Shettleston would u believe!! I think it was in the 1970's.

Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America resided an Benvue in Dowanhill with his friend James smith in 1869.

Paul Pot now runs a laundrette in Govanhill too now!!!!

...well, maybe I lied about that last one ::):

Does anyone elso know any murderers, crackpots, dictators, hoore masters etc???????
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Re: Famous/Infamous people in Glasgow

Postby Fossil » Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:57 am

crusty_bint wrote:Does anyone elso know any murderers, crackpots, dictators, hoore masters etc???????

::):

I think you can find most of the above in the Savoy any night of the week.
.....er my pal told me....and i heard it at a bus stop as well... never been myself :roll:
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Postby Ronnie » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:10 am

Hi Crusty

Anyone "more sinister" than Janette Krankie???????? The only names that could possibly qualify are Fran and Anna (:twisted:)

But you could perhaps add the name of Thomas De Quincy, who lived in Glasgow from 1841 to 1843 and again in 1847. He wrote "Confessions of an English Opium Eater". There have also been plenty of native bampots, but I guess you're looking for eejits who were just passing through.

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Postby crusty_bint » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:00 pm

Not at all Ronnie! (mybe I should hav put this in the coffee lounge tho :oops: )

Im interested in the little known, yet kinda famous ...if you know wot I mean? :roll:
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Postby Fossil » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:36 pm

hi crusty
how about
Glen Michael, Sidney Devine & Jimmy Boyle.
Who would have thought you could have mentioned them in the same sentence.

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Postby crusty_bint » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:42 pm

Hi Fossie :wink:

Glen Michael ....that name sends shivvvvvers up my spine 8O yeeeeeesh!! I remember being ordered to watch it at my grans while being forced to eat toast and spam ***boke*** ... I hated my childhood!!!!!!!

What the fcuk was a cartoon cavalcade anyways ...was it not just Rodger ranjet and Depute Dawg he showed???
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Postby Fossil » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:51 pm

he had paladin (the lamp) and rudy the sausage dug as well. dont forget richard o'grady( up in zoo heaven now) :cry: from calderpark zoo (glasgow Zoo now) cartoons? you mean he showed cartoons?

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Postby crusty_bint » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:55 pm

haha... u mean Glasgow Car-Boot Sale!!! (how sad!)

I find it difficult to recall Glen Michael... repressed memories and all that! I do remember it being sh*t* tho!!!

Does anyone remember the name of the cowboy that travelled with his show around the world in the late 19th Century? Well anyway, he held jis show in Glasgow at a place called Vinegar Hill which is roughly where the Forge Retail Park is today.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:45 pm

Glen Michael's Cartoon Cavalcade:
Don't make me laugh! he should have been taken to Trading Standards. Spiderman was about the only toon he
showed and even had the cheek to cut it short so you had to tune in the following week. :evil:

Yeah! and while I'm at it, what was it with adults adding insult to injury
by forcing a vile concoction of food stuffs whilst being forced to watch it.

If you were in our house you got a Pink Wafer biscuit and a cup of cheap dilluting orange served in a tupperware cup that smelled Euch!
I'm off to phone Esther @ childline.

I have a cracking story about the time me and a school mate phoned up Calderpark/Glasgow zoo and asked to speak to Richard O'Grady.
We got our man......Oooh! but I couldn't repeat on here what we said!!.
Know wonder the man went to his grave early with Glasgow full of cruel kids like me and my mate.
I'll should really gig out the Ouija board and appologise :D
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Postby escotregen » Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:49 am

I don't know if this comes into your definition, but what about James Maxton and John Wheatly, two of the 'Red Clydesiders' Independent Labour Party MPs in the 1920s? James Maxton was once famous throughout the world as the Consul General in the UK for the still revolutionary Soviet Union. Wheatly was the virtual founder of council housing (or 'social housing' as we so disparagingly call it now) when he became respectable, joined the mainstream Labour party and saw through the Wheatly Act that brought about large scale, good quality council housing. I don't know which it is that being the founder of council housing makes him - famous or infamous?
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Postby Fossil » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:46 pm

Bible John... they never did find who he was. Was he something to do with a couple of murders of woman at the barralands. There's books at the library about who they think he was...
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Postby Fossil » Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:25 pm

crusty_bint wrote:
Does anyone remember the name of the cowboy that travelled with his show around the world in the late 19th Century?



Buffalo Bill wild West Extravaganza 8)
With Annie Oakley
1894 i think
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:41 pm

Bible John ...forgot all about that yin! 8O

Buffalo Bill was the one (I have a blind spot with his name for some reason!!)
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Postby DickyHart » Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:18 pm

Someone mentioned dictators, what about 'Tony Blair' he was born in govan was he not?
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Postby Ronnie » Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:17 pm

Mark Knofpler (dire guitarist) was born in Park area.
Alexander Trocchi (beat writer) was born in Glasgow.
Hank Wangford (country king) grew up in Royston.
Thomas Muir (transported for sedition) born in High Street.
Alan Pinkerton (strike breaker) born Glasgow.
Sure there's lots more ...
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