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Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs

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Cliff Hanley

Writer Cliff Hanley with Lord Provost Michael Kelly at a "Prisoner of Conscience" week ceremony in Argyle Street. The display was organised by Amnesty International to draw attention to the plight of those jailed for their beliefs. The photograph appeared in the November 1982 issue of Glasgow City Council's newspaper The Bulletin.

Cliff Hanley was one of Glasgow's best-known characters in the second half of the 20th century. His versatility made a name for him as author, songwriter, raconteur, historian, broadcaster and journalist. His first book, Dancing in the Streets, about growing up in Glasgow between the wars, was followed by several novels. As a songwriter, he wrote the lyrics for Scotland the Brave. Often in demand as an after-dinner speaker, Hanley had the ability to produce a witty speech or article on almost any topic.

Reference: Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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