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Frankie Vaughan changed the face of Easterhouse in the late 1960’s. Concerned by the gang warfare he saw among the young people, he co-ordinated a successful weapons amnesty. He gave money to set up the Easterhouse Project for local youngsters, donating the proceeds from his concert takings at Glasgow Pavillion. The project still helps young people from Easterhouse today.

newspaper article "£10,500 cash aid for the Easterhouse Youth Club"
newspaper article "£10,500 cash aid for the Easterhouse Youth Club"
newspaper article "£10,500 cash aid for the Easterhouse Youth Club"
newspaper article "£10,500 cash aid for the Easterhouse Youth Club"
newspaper article "£10,500 cash aid for the Easterhouse Youth Club"
newspaper article "£10,500 cash aid for the Easterhouse Youth Club"
newspaper article "£10,500 cash aid for the Easterhouse Youth Club"

‘Easterhouse had a strong gang culture in the ‘60’s and 70’s, mainly amongst the boys but in some sections of the girls as well…You learnt how to do three things. You learnt how to fight, make people laugh or how to run really fast! I was known as Artillery because I stood at the back and threw bricks, and when things turned sour, I ran.'
2000 Glasgow Lives interview with A McSherry

photo of Frankie Vaughan with locals
photo of Frankie Vaughan with locals
photo of Frankie Vaughan with locals
photo of the Easterhouse Project

Frankie Vaughan in Easterhouse
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