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> The Old Days, irish paddy
smash and grab
post 27th Aug 2010, 02:57pm
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does anyone remember irish paddy who used to visit various areas of glasgow and do his thing,having bricks smashed with a sledge hammer on his chest to being tied up in a patchsheet bag then chained and swords put through the bag i never saw him get out as the polis would always pitch up and break it up, he was glasgows own houdini. smash and grab
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post 9th Sep 2010, 02:22am
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Aye-I remember a guy doing the backcourts in Couper st in Townhead doing thae stunts!- Used to get all sorts of turns appearing in the backcourt-singers especially-maistly auld dossers trying to get a coupla bob for a swally but occasionally there would be a guid yin!(cool.gif
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post 5th Feb 2015, 06:39pm
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No I never saw this man but did hear all the singers.. did you know that a lot of the good singers were old music hall acts and had no work..
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post 9th Mar 2015, 03:15pm
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does anyone remember irish paddy who used to visit various areas of glasgow and do his thing,having bricks smashed with a sledge hammer on his chest to being tied up in a patchsheet bag then chained and swords put through the bag i never saw him get out as the polis would always pitch up and break it up, he was glasgows own houdini. smash and grab

Did see said gentleman performing at the "Barras"?
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