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Boss Gang

Post by about_shields » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:05 pm

Hi all,

First post here so go easy on me!

When I was a young teenager the Boss Gang were the talk of the town, but after searching numerous websites I can find very little

I remember being a paper boy and reading about their trial in the Gazette but there was little info about what they did, who they were etc etc

Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Boss Gang

Post by Mr Smith » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:44 pm

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/loca ... -1-1300131

Try searching for BOSS which means Boys Of South Shields.
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Re: Boss Gang

Post by about_shields » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:30 am

Thanks fella, I was looking at that earlier but I wanted to see if people had some personal stories etc too

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Re: Boss Gang

Post by Tweedlady » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:35 pm

Smithy,you always trying to help... :)

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Re: Boss Gang

Post by about_shields » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:55 pm

Are people reluctant to post on this topic?

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Re: Boss Gang

Post by Tweedlady » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:03 am

Are people reluctant to post on this topic?



LOOKS LIKE................ :)

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Re: Boss Gang

Post by Mr Smith » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:45 am

about_shields wrote:Are people reluctant to post on this topic?
Not reluctant, just not interested or have no knowledge of the subject.
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Re: Boss Gang

Post by Barney » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:15 am

I know more about the WEAB than the BOSS.
I do remember being peripherally involved with some BOSS situations when I was working at the fair @ 1975/76.
Always thought it wasn't a real entity - just a gathering of local boys working together when things happened, like the Glasgow visit, or the big fight with the Howden gang.
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Re: Boss Gang

Post by martymont » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:28 pm

Barney me to :lol: :wink:

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Re: Boss Gang

Post by about_shields » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:11 pm

So a little bit of a post resurrection here..

Who were the BOSS gang? Names?

Were they a collective from Mortimer or Brinkburn or a mix of both?

Who was convicted and when?

And what are they doing now...I was informed that one or two moved to Hull until things quietened down in Shields...

Any updates would be good

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Re: Boss Gang

Post by sherri » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:23 pm

What about the old codgers history room on this board? is there anyone in there who might help?

I can't as I don't come from Sth Shields so I don't know much about the area.

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Re: Boss Gang

Post by Barney » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:13 pm

LOL
I don't think the BOSS gang were a collective from any specific area. There were members from all over Shields.
I can't say I know of anyone who was convicted of anything to do with BOSS gang activities. And any that moved away most likely moved for work rather than to escape. I know a few went to Germany for work - like Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - but I am sure they came home again.
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