tedmaul wrote: you would inevitably end up pandering to the narrow political agenda or whichever was in vogue at the time - Nelson Mandela Place, for example.
JayKay wrote: met a bloke from South Africa many years ago, and the only thing he actually knew about Glasgow was that there was a place named after nelson mandela.
TommyDGNR8 wrote:tedmaul wrote: cooncillors
Simulated accent or not, I don't think that's very PC.
Eh!!"However, to the majority of Glaswegians, Nelson Mandela meant diddly squat."
Seamey wrote: So I take it you weren't there when Nelson Mandela got the freedom of the city. You didn't see George Square being full of people to see the event.
Seamey wrote:Part of the point of renaming St George's Place, Nelson Mandela PLace was because the South African government had a consulate there.
Seamey wrote: Glasgow used to be known as a proud supporter of Empire, so there are probably a lot of streets whose honorable history isn't so honorable now.
Adam Smith Street.
That was after the event. Mid-1990's, IIRC. The fact is that when it was named, very few could have told you who he was.
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