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Gallusbisom
I don't think Benny is a new topic but I couldn't locate it. Today is the day Benny passed away in 1946, sad to say at the young age of 33. His personal trials and troubles are a matter of record but he was one HECK of a boxer.

RIP Benny

GB
flam
Hi Gallusbisom.. Whenever I am up in St Kentigerns Cemetery I always pay a visit to the Wee Mans Grave..What a fighter...Cheers Flim
lconaghan
Hi gallusbisum, I always say hi to wee benny when I'm up at St Kents cos he is buried 2 along from my Great Granda, my great Granny and my Granda.
Respect to the wee man. Nuff Said.
Agnes & Robert
Glad to see that they now got a Benny Lynch court over in the Gorbals, yes Benny was quite the man I saw him crossing over the Garscube Rd. back in 1944 or 1945 I was a vanboy with R.S.McColl's at the time Ibelieve he used to drink in the Whangie Bar next to the Grand Picture House I can remember listening to his fight on the wireless whan he fought Small Montana 1937 or so he died on 1946 and was buried at St.Kentigerns Lambhill.
flam
Hi Agnes&Robert .When I am up paying my respects to my father who is buried in St Kentigerns I like the other posters always give him a wee visit Cheers Flim
wellfield
Benny must have a new gravestone,I have an old picture of his grave but the stone is different,I'll look it out and post it.
flam
Hi Wellfield You are quite correct,this stone was placed by the Boxing fraternity a number of years ago, I do not know if the old one was kept for future generations to appreciate (I sincerely hope so ) I hope you find the old photo and post Cheers Flim
sheena deacon ( morgan)
I came across this site by accident and wondered if you could advise me. I have some objects that belonged to Benny Lynch. I am the granddaughter of his trainer Puggy Morgan.
flam
Hi Sheena If it is finances that you are looking for some people say E-Bay is the answer or some auctioneer , but if you want to donate it you could write into one of your local newspapers about what you have , I am quite sure their are boxing enthusiasts who would love to have this memorabilia , or even donate it ti Glasgow Art Galleries Cheers Flim
TeeHeeHee
QUOTE (Gallusbisom @ 8th Aug 2007, 05:54pm) *
I don't think Benny is a new topic but I couldn't locate it. Today is the day Benny passed away in 1946, sad to say at the young age of 33. His personal trials and troubles are a matter of record but he was one HECK of a boxer.

RIP Benny

GB

I had the displeasure of working with a guy, Bobby Little, who claimed to be Benny Lynch's son; in Sweden 1984/85.
He hated Benny Lynch with a venom and when he had a drink in him, which was every night, he was absolutely unbearable to listen to; and we were seasoned contractors.
He Blamed Benny for destroying his (Bobby's) life and that of his mother who either went to Canada or was left there by Benny, I can't remember the details; although they were oft enough repeated. Bobby had to stay in my apartment for a short while before being secreted out of Sweden before certain criminal charges could be made against him . I moved out to stay with another mate for the duration after the first night. Couldn't hear his s**t any more than one night.
I believed his claim tho' for no one could have so much fictive hate.

I loved listening to my dad tell me about the Great Benny Lynch. Walk a mile in a man's shoes before criticising was one of my dad's favourite sayings. I guess that applied to Benny too.

Anyone cast any light on B. Little?
TheClincher
Anyone know if the planned film of his life ever came off? It was meant to star Robert Carlyle.
bilbo.s
I don't think that happened, but there was a TV movie in 1976 with Mark McManus. Google it.
bilbo.s
Sorry, just found this in Wikipedia:-

A documentary about the life of Benny Lynch, directed by John Mackenzie and narrated by Robert Carlyle, was made in 2003.
Dave Grieve
QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 18th Jul 2009, 07:08pm) *
I had the displeasure of working with a guy, Bobby Little, who claimed to be Benny Lynch's son; in Sweden 1984/85.

Off topic but cant think where else to put it, I worked with John Conteh's brother Frank in Mali years ago he was head of security for the gold mine we were building, didnt drink as far as I remember and a nice enough guy to socialise with but a terror if he thought you were up to no good, lived in Sierra Leone and predicted nothing but doom and gloom for SA.
Hope he kept away from the Ebola outbreak
Dylan
John Burrowes did a very good book, simply titled Benny Lynch.

3 59 Kindle.
*TheClincher*
QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 3rd Nov 2014, 07:08pm) *
Sorry, just found this in Wikipedia:-

A documentary about the life of Benny Lynch, directed by John Mackenzie and narrated by Robert Carlyle, was made in 2003.

Must have been thinking of that. Thought it was going to be a biopic which would be interesting..
GG
QUOTE (Dylan @ 4th Nov 2014, 01:19pm) *
John Burrowes did a very good book, simply titled Benny Lynch.

3 59 Kindle.

Totally agree, Dylan. A fantastic read, not just for boxing enthusiasts, but also for anyone interested Glasgow life during his lifetime. Fascinating.

GG.
GG
QUOTE (TheClincher @ 3rd Nov 2014, 06:51pm) *
Anyone know if the planned film of his life ever came off? It was meant to star Robert Carlyle.

Afraid not, The Clincher. The film was effectively sunk by Scottish Screen, the then national film development agency, because it didn't portray the kind of image that they (a publicly-funded body controlled by yuppies) wished to project of Glasgow. All the grime, hardness and poverty of our city's history is not supposed to find its way onto the big screen! Best just to sweep it under the carpet and imagine that it never existed. The following is a quote from a related news article from the Scotsman in 2010:

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Andrea Calderwood, then head of drama at BBC Scotland, explained how the pair [Carlyle and John Mackenzie, director of The Long Good Friday] planned to work again on [the late] Frank Deasy's script, Benny Lynch, about the Scottish world champion boxer who died of alcoholism: "It was a great script but we just couldn't raise the money to make it. Scottish Screen considered it a throwback to an image of Scotland they didn't wish to project. But it wasn't. It was a universal story. It was Raging Bull."

GG.
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