Glasgow: The Real Mean City: True Crime and Punishment in the Second City of the Empire

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Involved in frequent bar brawls in Glasgow, their record for brawling and general mischief saw them achieve a reputation that eclipse their sister battalions in the Highland Light Infantry. So much so that Sidney Allinson, in his book The Bantams, said that their "quarrelsome reputation was legendary" and that they were "zestfully as ready to a punch-up with a pubful of English soldiers as to storm a German trench. Yet in early , they suffered terrible casualties which meant that, after medical inspection, the ceased to be a bantam formation, absorbing the Glasgow Yeomanry to become the 18th Royal Glasgow Yeomanry Battalion.

Heroes for downing their tools in the factories and shipyards of Glasgow to put their lives on the line for their country, rather than the razor gangs or Rab C Nesbitt, the euphemism that is the Glasgow Kiss that is ubiquitous in the present day has their name written all over it.

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Using a selection of tools they had brought with them, Jackson and his companion cut through the floor, only to find that Rait had lined his ceiling with iron plates. Unfortunately for them, there was a different watchman that day and they walked straight into him.

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The beat policeman heard the shout and came pounding to the rescue. There followed a chase through the streets of Glasgow and the capture of Jackson in a dead-end close. Jackson was a professional thief who had worked in England and France; he was transported for life. The second man was never caught; his identity is as much a mystery today as it was in But that was only one case in a plethora of crimes from Glasgow in the 19 th century; it was a fascinating period in a fascinating city. We use cookies to improve your experience of this website by remembering your usage preferences, collecting statistics, and targeting relevant content.

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