Watch: tributes from Jimmy Reid’s funeral


9:05 am - August 20th 2010

by Newswire    


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Comedian Billy Connolly and football manager Alex Ferguson were among those sharing memories of former Scottish union leader Jimmy Reid at his funeral yesterday afternoon.

Mr Reid, who died last week, attracted international attention for leading the “work-in” of thousands of shipbuilders in the early 1970s, eventually quashing the then-Conservative government’s attempts to close the yards.

Watch video extracts below.

From the funeral via Channel 4.

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A report by Sky News with some background.

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    worth watching 4 genstrike story alone!-so imp NOT to forget such ppl RT @libcon tributes-Jimmy Reid's funeral http://bit.ly/9Z3dzV





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