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Gangs of Dundee By GAry Robertson

Gangs of Dundee by Gary Robertson

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Book about how developmental changes and housing schemes in Dundee from 1945 onwards became overrun by street gangs. Some of these gangs still survive today.

Gangs of Dundee Summary

Gangs of Dundee by Gary Robertson

Dundee, like most cities throughout Britain, saw massive developmental changes when war ended in 1945. Housing schemes were built to alleviate problems with over-crowding. By the mid-60s however, these schemes were overrun by street gangs, growing ever more dangerous and troublesome. By the 1970s, the gangs ruled the streets of Dundee, and men knew better than to walk alone off their own turf. Most of the infamous gangs still survive, the Kirkton Huns, most bloody of all, continues to operate today, with younger men taking up the fight.

Gangs of Dundee Reviews

Dundee in the 1970s was a fearsome place where gangs ruled the city's schemes. Territory was everything and frequent, bloody battles were fought over turf. DUNDEE COURIER

About Gary Robertson

Born in 1967, Gary Robertson has lived and worked in Dundee all of his life. A factory man and self-confessed fitness fanatic, he also finds time to play the bagpipes in between family life. His love of writing, in particular poetry, has led him to performing regular live spots locally. Together with another Dundonian poet, Mark Thompson, he formed Tribal Tongues, a street poetry partnership characterised by energetic live performances. He is married to Sue and they have two children, Cailean and Eilidh.

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Gangs of Dundee by Gary Robertson
Used - Good
Luath Press Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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