Billy Connolly: shipyard striker

Billy Connolly in his younger days
Billy Connolly in his younger days

Scottish comedian Billy Connolly was involved in the strikes of apprentices in the Clyde shipyards in the 1960s.

Submitted by Steven. on April 13, 2006

He walked out with thousands of others, including future Man Utd manager Alex Ferguson, also an apprentice in Glasgow.

According to one poster on BBC Scotland, he was also involved in supporting the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders' yard occupation of 1971.

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