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Tommy Sheridan Column: CASH FOR WORKING CLASS HEROES.

Byline: Tommy Sheridan

I AM pledging the cash from this week's column to the Jack Jardine Community Hall in Pollok.

The hall was named after a stalwart of the local community who died a few years ago.

It had previously been called the Ladymuir Centre - but then the council closed it down in 1997. Angry at the removal of this vital facility, local people sprang into action.

They occupied the centre and began a three year sit-in. They organised pensioners clubs, youth clubs, children's activities, gala days, fireworks displays, the lot.

After three long years, the council finally relented and officially transferred the building to the local community.

For me the Jack Jardine centre symbolises the very best of the human and community spirit.

Those responsible for keeping the centre alive truly are working class heroes.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 5, 2003
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