The Bold Betty McAllister and Calton Memories

Whether it's the radical history of the area and its striking weavers or its infamy in relation to the pioneering Tongs Ya Bass or perhaps because of the once bustling blackmarket bazaar culture of The Barras, the Calton is palpable with a rich social history which shames most quarters of Glasgow and beyond. One of … Continue reading The Bold Betty McAllister and Calton Memories

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Matt McGinn: The Calton Folk Hero and Famous Tim

That roughly cut gemstone of Glasgow’s East End, The Calton, which has been home to my paternal bloodline since 1910, is an area synonymous with The Celtic. Like father and son, they go hand in hand. As most of us know it's the Calton whereby the founding of the club was to take place in … Continue reading Matt McGinn: The Calton Folk Hero and Famous Tim

Frankie Who? Frankie F****n Miller, That’s Who!!

A Wee Homage to a Longstanding Member of the Celtic Family and Glasgow Legend Never heard of Frankie Miller? Never heard of his music or watched his performances as a gallous as f**k Glesga hardman in Peter McDougall’s ‘Just A Boys Game’, a performance so true it would send Peter Mullen or David Hayman back … Continue reading Frankie Who? Frankie F****n Miller, That’s Who!!

Seanmcdon – A Brief Bio

Welcome to the site and thank you very much for taking the time to check it out. If you've made it this far then it is safe to assume that you and me have some fairly common interests - Victorian History, Scottish Culture, Criminology and Celtic FC - all of which will be discussed in … Continue reading Seanmcdon – A Brief Bio