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Watch The Blight: A Wonderful Documentary On Glasgow’s Barrowfield Gang Lands In 1982

By on 30 March 2014 | comments 2

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GLASGOW has a tough reputation.  In 1982, the BBC documentary department went on safari in Glasgow, reporting on the city’s gangs.

The show focused on the Barrowfield is an area of east Glasgow in Camlachie, close to Celtic Park, home of Celtic Football Club.

The study on urban decay and life was split in four parts:

BLIGHT, WORK, THE SCHEME and THE BOND.

All four parts can be viewed below. But for those of you without the time to watch the lot, here is a section from the The Scheme part, dealing with gangs Torch and Spur.

It’s a great look at life back then, and how the BBC saw it.

 

 

 

THE BLIGHT

 

 

THE WORK

 

 

THE SCHEME

 

 

THE BOND

Untitled from antsplan on Vimeo.

  • Sam Firth

    fantastic watch love stuff from the 80s :)

  • Matt

    great upload