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Or could he? 5 WHO CAN’T? EARLY 1950s The Thompson Family had moved to the Provanmill, an area of the city already familiar to Arthur and his brother Robert through working as bouncers in the local Provanmill Inn. To outsiders, Provanmill appeared to be a quiet little council estate. At that time, it was practically brand new with the local corporation building houses to clear its citizens out of the terrible deprivation of run-down tenement slums. Moving to the area and homes with several bedrooms and inside toilets gave folk new hope.
When Arthur Thompson opted for a life of crime, rather than following his father into the steel mills, as was common then, he knew he was likely to face death either at the hands of an adversary or at the end of the state’s rope. It wasn’t a call to be made lightly. We may wonder why the street players of his generation seem to be a different class from today’s drug traffickers and smart-suited con men. The constant threat of death was one reason but it was not the only one. ’ This has to be put in context.
It was one of the less polite contacts I had about Arthur Thompson yet still one I was grateful for. Since the book hit the shelves, I’ve become accustomed to being approached by people who claim to have the in on whatever or whoever I’ve written about. With The Last Godfather those contacts almost took over my life. For months, I couldn’t go to the pub but some old geezer sidled up to me with some story about Arthur. Then there was this one, the undercover cop. Now that was a surprise. The cops don’t talk to me – they get rapped on the knuckles if they do.