Old Photograph Double Decker Passenger Bus Rutherglen Glasgow Scotland
Old photograph of a Double Decker Passenger Bus in Rutherglen, Glasgow, Scotland. Comedian Robbie Coltrane was born in Rutherglen. Midge Ure of the band Ultravox went to Rutherglen Academy in Rutherglen. Actress and comedian Janet Brown, known for her impressions of Margaret Thatcher, was born and bred in Rutherglen. Footballer Archie Baird, Aberdeen player and World War II Prisoner Of War, was born in Rutherglen and also played for local side Glencairn. His sister, journalist Mamie Baird, married TV broadcaster Magnus Magnusson and their family home was in the town and was where children Jon Magnusson, and TV news presenter Sally Magnusson grew up. Rutherglen was the birthplace of Archie Jackson, the Australian cricketer. Another reputable cricket player who grew up in Australia, Thomas Leather was also born in the town prior to emigrating, as was American basketball champion John Moir.
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