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> Time For A Benny Lynch Statue?, Should city's sporting legend be honoured?
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post 11th Jul 2010, 02:55pm
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What about Matt McGinn? I'd vote for him
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post 11th Jul 2010, 03:06pm
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QUOTE (*marion Law* @ 11th Jul 2010, 03:55pm) *
Personally - I would love to see a stature of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow. Art and design are one of our mainoften unnoticed features here. And the gift of being able to produce even something very simplistic in artwork brings so many benefits to others. I have read his life story and to me he is a fine, fine example of how our own kin should be. Boxing is okay it is a sport - We have many sports - Too little culture and gentleness. We need mentors of other arts to look back on.

My opinion.

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Hi marion
A wonderful suggestion, and I really see where your coming from - but do you not think Charles's memorial is already 'all around us'?
His work, his influence, his example, are there, in perpetuation, for all to see. There can be none better, in my view.
Many see boxing (not scrapping, or violence for violence's sake) as an art in itself. Would you disagree with a statue to 'Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee', Mohammed Ali?

Nah, ,... Benny hud nuthin ,... and he left wi' nuttin - a bit like the MAJORITY of us, will! Gie the wee man it!


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post 11th Jul 2010, 03:10pm
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QUOTE (droschke7 @ 11th Jul 2010, 04:12pm) *
What about Matt McGinn? I'd vote for him


Whit aboot Benny Lynch, droschke? That's whit yer bein asked lol


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post 11th Jul 2010, 03:13pm
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Think Benny should be recognised . Read his life story and it reduced me to tears

If he was alive today he would have been given lots of advise as to how to invest his money. Seems like he had a lot of hangers on in his day.

Poor Benny.
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post 11th Jul 2010, 03:14pm
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Yes OUR BENNY or Charles Rennie Mackintosh, I can remember Benny fighting Small Montana, I was listening to It on the wireless, Benny is buried at St. Kentigerns Cemetary, Lambhill, he had a sad life in the end, (Alcohol), in the end he would visit the Grove Stadium I saw him crossing the Garscube Road (probably going to the Whangie at the Normal School), I never knew him personnally.
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post 11th Jul 2010, 03:18pm
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An extremely difficult choice.

Think of the Glaswegians who've devoted their lives in a humanitarian manner.

George Parsonage of the Clyde Rescue Service whose job was recently scuppered by none other than the PC brigade, for instance. He apparently rescued over 1,500 people and retrieved 500 bodies. He was even made an MBE by the Queen in 1999 for his services.

The rescue service stemmed from the Glasgow Humane Society whose origins, incidentally, go back to 1787.

A very difficult choice indeed. No matter who the final choice may be the winner will not please everyone.


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post 11th Jul 2010, 03:18pm
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Wee Davy:
I like your idea of a statue to the common working man in a cloth bunnet. To an extent it has been done in Springburn, however, I am sad to say that that statue, Heritage and Hope, has been repeatedly vandalised over the years.

droschke7:
Agreed, Matt McGinn would be another great addition to the city.

Marion:
Great suggestion, both of subject and of reason. A memorial to the city's second greatest architect was erected last year in Townhead; again, it has been the target of vandals, though to a much lesser extent than the damage inflicted to the work in Springburn.

Cash:
George Parsonage: another great suggestion!

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post 11th Jul 2010, 03:27pm
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QUOTE (wee davy @ 11th Jul 2010, 05:44pm) *
Lorraine Kelly? ,... is sumday huvvin a laugh?
Gimme a fish supper, any day ai the week lol (Sorry Lorraine, darlin)
Anyways - she's frae Dundee, iz she no?

I tend to agree that the lovely Lorraine hardly merits a statue, although it would be a very shapely one. However she is Glaswegian although resident in Dundee. I certainly would not climb over her to get to a fish supper. You seem to have an obsession for this culinary delight, but then you seem to have found a secret source where they might be obtained for $18 for six. Are you willing to share this bargain?


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post 11th Jul 2010, 03:44pm
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 11th Jul 2010, 04:44pm) *
I tend to agree that the lovely Lorraine hardly merits a statue, although it would be a very shapely one. However she is Glaswegian although resident in Dundee. I certainly would not climb over her to get to a fish supper. You seem to have an obsession for this culinary delight, but then you seem to have found a secret source where they might be obtained for $18 for six. Are you willing to share this bargain?

Small portions bilbo - small portions - need tae be canny mind lol
how else dye think we fed the five thousand?


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post 11th Jul 2010, 03:47pm
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Many see boxing (not scrapping, or violence for violence's sake) as an art in itself. (Wee Davy)

Ah yes, the Noble Art of Self Defence. That's what everyone goes to see, not some guys battering each other senseless, or worse. Same people who complain about bullfighting no doubt. And don't tell me that the combatants have a choice. What matters is the blood lust of the punters.


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post 11th Jul 2010, 04:24pm
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Benny Lynch is not a good example. There are many more better deserving people who should have a statute. No Benny Lynch in his later years a disgrace. He brings to mind Paul Gascogne. What about Alexander Fleming, John Logie Baird, Charles Rennie MacIintosh. Perhaps someone in Motherwell might recall Nancy Rioch. Now she was a real heroine to lots of local kids. Benny Lynch let down so many people in his short life. Looking at it now from a distance we tend to forget these things.
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post 11th Jul 2010, 04:50pm
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My head is saying Alexander Fleming, but my heart is saying Benny.
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post 11th Jul 2010, 05:22pm
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QUOTE (glasgow lass @ 11th Jul 2010, 08:07pm) *
My head is saying Alexander Fleming, but my heart is saying Benny.

As a matter of interest( I hope) , there are not many towns I have visited in Europe that do not have a Doctor Fleming Street, especially true here. A prophet in his own country? Donīt know of one in UK. Willing to be corrected.


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post 11th Jul 2010, 05:54pm
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Aw Martin, ye made ma day thank you. Benny Lynch fighting and Matt McGinn singin' what more could a Glaswegian heart ask. smile.gif Benny Lynch, Matt McGinn, John McLean and George Parsonage would all grace George Square with their presence and make Glaswegians proud instead of the great and the good that we have at present.
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post 11th Jul 2010, 05:57pm
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QUOTE (dunt @ 11th Jul 2010, 03:19pm) *
A big yes, there is far more to be learned from Benny's life of greatness, sadness and loneliness than any of the others. Went to school with his son John. Benny' fights fights were memorable. A great Glasgow legend.

Dunt, welcome to the boards.
Do you know if there was an other son called Bobby?
I worked in Sweden in the mid '80s with a guy who claimed he was the son of Benny Lynch from, If I have it right, a first marriage. His mum re-married and took the name Little which Bobby also took. His hate of his father was unbelievable in as much as it was paraded with every opportunity where it could be expressed.
I've asked this question here before but never had an answer.
Was Bobby Little previously Robert Lynch; son of Benny?


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