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Thread #35901   Message #493085
Posted By: Big Tim
27-Jun-01 - 12:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Smashing of the GLASGOW van
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Smashing of the GLASGOW van
I believe it's just called The Smashing of the Van, I simply inserted GLASGOW to distinguish it from The Manchester Martyrs (The Smashing of the Van). Thanks to Dita I now have the Enoch Kent recording of the Smashing of the Van (Manchester 1867)which I had had in the 60s but lost. On a previous thread Ewan MacVivar[a Scots folk expert] said that Enoch Kent had recorded GLASGOW but I doubt it. Hope he did though Jimmy C and that you have it. Dita, are you out there, in the environs of Yorkhill!

Unfortunately I'm dismantling my pc within the next 24 hours at most to move house tomorrow but will try to post an update from my old school pal before that. It's still quite sensitive as he says that his relative refused absolutely to discuss the fair. I do know that the man's name was Docherty (or Doherty), not sure of the spelling.

Glad you guys are still speaking to me after the Tommy Makem fracas! All the best.