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The Real Gorbals Story True Tales from Glasgow's Meanest Streets

And toss; women still wore headscarves and treated the steamie as their social club The razor gangs were running amok once again human waste ran down the tenement stairs and filth violence crime rats poverty and drunkenness abounded just like they did in No Mean CityMacFarlane witnessed the last days of the old Gorbals as a major regeneration programme begun in 1961 was implemented and as a street boy he had a uniue. Captures the magic of Glasgow Laugh out loud and sadness of the Gorbals that once was Gone but not forgotten when you read

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Colin MacFarlane was born in the Gorbals in the 1950s 20 years after the publication of No Mean City the classic novel about pre war life in what was once Glasgow's most deprived district He lived in the same street as its fictional 'razor king' Johnnie Stark and subseuently realised that a lot of the old characters represented in the book were still around as late as the 1960s Men still wore bunnets and played pitch. A fascinating insight into Glasgow life in the 1960s Heartwarming but not overly sentimental with plenty of details about t

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Insight into a once great community in rapid decline He witnessed drunken fights gang battles police corruption and even the occasional stabbing slashing and murder But the Gorbals had another side one where ordinary hard working people were trying to survive in what was arguably once the most notorious area in the worldIn this engrossing new book MacFarlane reveals what it was really like to live in the old Gorbals. Have held onto this book for some time but after the trip to Glasgow sat down began to read Think it was a wise decision as


4 thoughts on “The Real Gorbals Story True Tales from Glasgow's Meanest Streets

  1. says:

    A fascinating insight into Glasgow life in the 1960s Heartwarming but not overly sentimental with plenty of details about the muck poverty and crime An interesting read covering all aspects of Gorbals history and

  2. says:

    Captures the magic of Glasgow Laugh out loud and sadness of the Gorbals that once was Gone but not forgotten when you read this Thatsn

  3. says:

    Have held onto this book for some time but after the trip to Glasgow sat down began to read Think it was a wise decision as references to locales etc were meaningful A well written book Honest The author doesn't whitewash his story but the spirit of Glasgow of those I've met from the Gorbals shines through

  4. says:

    each chapter highlights a different aspect of life in the gorbals filled with anecdotes both funny and serious the author captures t

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