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I grew up in Lansdown Church - on the Kelvin Bridge (1968-1982).

The Jimmy Boyle story - 'A Sense of Freedom' was filmed along Woodlands Road, Napiershall Street and maryhill road in 1978.

Our Minister, a yank called Bill Christman got into a bit of bother for appearing as an extra in the film of the notorious gangster

This was when they were pulling all the tenaments down around the napiershall street school area. I can always remember the sight of the 'wee blue cars' outside the garage across the road, and the smell from the coopers factory next door.

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Hello, BillAnd, former neighbour, did we meet? I lived in Lansdowne Crescent (the curved bit behind the gardens, 1980-82).

When they were filming Sense of Freedom I lived very nearby in Montague St. I know a few folks that got pulled in as extras too.

Bill Christman-- the minister? How very very apt....LOL! :lol::lol::lol:

Where are you now, BillAnd? Still in Scotland?

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Our Minister, a yank called Bill Christman

You couldn't make it up!

At our local marine park, the boss is Tom Merman.

My TV from Grosvenor Crescent starred in the opening scenes of "the Riveter" directed by one Michael Caton - Jones when he was just out of nappies from Bill Forsyth's course at the National Film School.

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The smart money is on Lisburn, NI. a040.gif

I'm with HH on this. It's no' exactly something you'd make up, is it?

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Aye, it was held in the phone box at the bottom Byre's Rd.

Are you standing there at night together watching the everchanging lights?

Red, Red & Amber, Green, Amber, Red ad finitum

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