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In loving memory of Bobby Glover & Joe Hanlon

 

Like any other kind of love, friendship can be lost within our lives due to neglect or anger or, sometimes, simply circumstances. However it is lost,

we often lose a part of ourselves that can never quite be recovered.

 

Once was here now is gone I will always Love forever.
The laughs the tears the smiles without Joe Hanlon & Bobby Glover.


We miss you both we cry we see you both what ever went wrong.

We can mend I will always love forever my very best friends.

 

An echo fades into the night,an eerie mournful sound.
A shooting star disappears from sight,and I crumble to the ground.


There is no life within this garden;my sobs are the only sound.
I have poisoned the honeyed fountain where our friendship could be found.

Dazed, I stare at the stars above,my grieving howls fill the night!

Intended betrayal of others has hidden you from our sight.


We remember how it used to be when we shared our fears and delights.
You both are treasured friends to me. How can I make things right?

Feeling afraid, cold and lonely,I long to tell you how I feel,
Others don’t want to hear me.The pain for you both is much too real.


Should I back away and build a wall and block away how I feel?
Or, should I give you two this message. We all need some time to heal.

An echo fades into the night as our friendship disappears.
How do I know what is right? How can I ease my fears?

We all miss you both we cry we see you both what ever went wrong.

We can mend I will always love you both forever my very best friends. 

 

R.I.P.


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10 October 2005
I TOOK ONE LAST HIT OF PURE COCAINE AND RAISED THE BROWNING 9MM TO MY HEAD.
 
GANGSTER TELLS HOW DRUGS ALMOST DESTROYED HIM AND HOW HE'S TURNED AWAY FROM HIS LIFE OF CRIME.
By Bob Caldwell

PAUL Ferris sat alone in his flat overlooking the Clyde, the 9mm Browning pistol cradled in his hand.

Outside, the papers were full of reports that he was still ready to take over Glasgow's gangland, that his feud with Tam "The Licensee" McGraw would lead to blood on the streets.

Inside the riverside flat it was a different story. Ferris was a forlorn figure, addicted to freebase cocaine and haunted by the murder of his friends Joe Hanlon and Bobby Glover and the recent death of his father.

He flicked open the Zippo lighter, fired up his crack pipe and inhaled deeply. He switched the CD player to his favourite tune, Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, and sat back to listen to the lyrics.

"Two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year ...

Wish you were here." In his drug-addled state, the song was talking to him. It was a message from Bobby and Joe.

He checked the Browning was loaded and lifted it to his temple, letting the tune swim over him.

He'd had enough. His mates were gone. His life was spent looking over his shoulder. Killing himself would be easy...

If it wasn't for the constant banging in the background.

It dragged Ferris out of his dreamlike state. It had to be some bloody salesman, he thought.

He slipped the pistol into the back of his waistband and went to the door to send them on their way.

Only it wasn't a salesman. It was his girlfriend Sandra Arnott wondering if he'd gone deaf Today, Ferris says that knock on the door saved his life.

He's chatting about his new book Vendetta, co-written with Reg McKay, and he's sober enough to realise many people would have cheered if he'd pulled the trigger.

He said: "I was totally focused on what I had to do. The banging on the door was just an irritation.

"It was September 2004. It was the anniversary of my dad's death. Bobby and Joe died in that month in 1991.

"Wish You Were Here was a come-on for me. Bobby and Joe were the two lost souls and they wanted me with them.

"I was robotic enough from sleep deprivation and using cocaine to think it was a subliminal message.

"I had no fear at all. I was going there. The only thing that stopped me was the irritation of the knocking at the door.

"I had to cut off that irritation. It just so happened it was Sandra.

"She walked in and saw the look in my eyes. She knew I was on cocaine. I told her it was my last pipe - well, it was going to be - and so it turned out. I haven't touched it since.

"I've written about this because people need to know what was going on in my life for 18 months.

"It's an anti-drug message because that stuff - freebase cocaine - is absolutely crazy. You can get academics that tell you what to do but I know what I'm talking about 100 per cent.

"You don't get diplomas in the life that I've lived. But money couldn't buy the education I've had and I hope I can put it to good use - starting with Vendetta."

Ferris fell into serious drug taking after going to Manchester to work with Glasgow gangster Rab Carruthers.

Carruthers, who died last year, had a fearsome reputation for violence and a fascination for guns. That, and an ability to take care of business, had seen him become a major player in organised crime on the drug-strewn streets of the city.

But Carruthers had developed a huge drug habit following the death of his son.

Ferris was asked to keep an eye on him. Only problem was, you didn't tell Carruthers anything - he told you Ferris says: "I'd be going out, having a drink, then maybe a line or two of cocaine. I snorted a line in Rab's house and he went mental.

"He shouts, 'Paul, what are you doing?' - which I thought was a bit rich coming from him. He said, 'You don't know what you're taking up your nose. Come and I'll show you what to do'."

And that's how Ferris learned to freebase cocaine and ended up addicted for an 18-month period that almost cost him his life.

Ferris was still being tipped as the heir to Arthur Thompson's title of Glasgow's Godfather when he almost killed himself.

Today, he says he's clean and trying to go straight for the sake of his sons, 19-year-old Paul jnr and Dean, eight, and the sons of his best friends Hanlon and Glover.

His latest book is released today. It takes up the story from where his first book, Conspiracy, left off.

The 375 pages cover Ferris's crimes and associates and his attempts to go straight. There are people who will sneer at the latter. Ferris is still well connected with major crime figures.

And there are people who will swear he's been spotted at the scene of every major crime in Scotland in recent years.

But whatever you think about his claims of turning his back on crime, the facts are that he has not been interviewed or charged by police in nearly four years.

In that time, he has been involved in making documentaries, writing books and trying to set up a movie about his life starring Robert Carlyle He is working on a documentary, entitled Pious Perjury, about the miscarriage of justice that saw TC Campbell and Joe Steele wrongly convicted of the Ice Cream War killings,.

In Vendetta, Ferris once more sets his sights on Tam "The Licensee" McGraw, police corruption and the cosy cartel of cops and grasses.

But it also includes new stories about unsolved crimes, miscarriages of justice and his London, Manchester and Liverpool connections.

He talks about the contracts that have been taken out on him and the price he will have to pay for his life of crime.

The Shah of Iran's corrupt grandson even gets a dishonourable mention.

Ferris insists it is an anti-crime book, saying: "Vendetta is what not to do but without the finger-pointing exercise.

"I want to say this is the road I went down and this is what I ended up. Make sure you don't do the same.

"It's what I've told my sons and hopefully taught Bobby and Joe's sons.

"These boys are a credit to their families. They've never been in trouble like we were - so there's a drop in crime in a generation.

"That can only be productive."

THE DAILY RECORD HAS NOT PAID PAUL FERRIS


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IN LOVING MEMORY OF BOBBY GLOVER & JOE HANLON.

 

There's a very special garden
Where the trees of memory grow
Nurtured by the kindness
And concern that good friends show.


The roots are cherished memories
Of good times in the past
The branches tender promises
That souls endure and last.


It's a place of peace and beauty
Where bright new hopes can start
It's memory's lovely garden
That soothes the hurting heart.


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Originally Posted by mactheknife

Like any other kind of love, friendship can be lost within our lives due to neglect or anger or, sometimes, simply circumstances. However it is lost,

we often lose a part of ourselves that can never quite be recovered.

 

Once was here now is gone I will always Love forever.
The laughs the tears the smiles without Joe Hanlon & Bobby Glover.


We miss you both we cry we see you both what ever went wrong.

We can mend I will always love forever my very best friends.

 

An echo fades into the night,an eerie mournful sound.
A shooting star disappears from sight,and I crumble to the ground.


There is no life within this garden;my sobs are the only sound.
I have poisoned the honeyed fountain where our friendship could be found.

Dazed, I stare at the stars above,my grieving howls fill the night!

Intended betrayal of others has hidden you from our sight.


We remember how it used to be when we shared our fears and delights.
You both are treasured friends to me. How can I make things right?

Feeling afraid, cold and lonely,I long to tell you how I feel,
Others don’t want to hear me.The pain for you both is much too real.


Should I back away and build a wall and block away how I feel?
Or, should I give you two this message. We all need some time to heal.

An echo fades into the night as our friendship disappears.
How do I know what is right? How can I ease my fears?

We all miss you both we cry we see you both what ever went wrong.

We can mend I will always love you both forever my very best friends. 

Very respectfully done and a great composition.

 

Such a tragic loss of two young men and my sympathy to all the family & friends.

 

The two boys anniversary is on the 18th September and will say a prayer for all.

 

By oldbill.


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Massive RESPECT to YOU & YOURS.

 

 


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Our deepest sympathy from all the TEAM @ ferrisconspiracy to the families and friends of BOBBY GLOVER & JOE HANLON.

 

18/9/91-18/9/06 Rest In Peace.


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In my thoughts also. R.I.P xxx



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In my thoughts today. x

 

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The police they never took the time,

as they were working with the swine.

 

Joe and Bobby R.I.P.



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friends are so prescious when there gone.you dont realise what youve lost till you need them.after reading vendetta and the ferris conspiracys you can feel the pain paul ferris feels just from reading the books.whats that saying every dog has its day.seven years ago nearly i lost a good friend when he hung himself on new years eve in whitemoor prison.yeah we cry we hurt we blame certain people but it wont bring him back we allways reamber the goodtimes and share our time with his family and look out for each other.the way paul ferris says hes looking out for his mates children.they say god only take the best.well if thats true mymate must of bumped into bobby and joe and there looking down on us all saying here have a look at that lot what there up to.may i say the tvs no longer on since finding this site and goodluck to all that have got it up and running to opening everybodys eyes.so for today lets reamber two good men and there familys and there loyal friend godbless bobby and joe

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Young and aged
volunteer and career,
man and woman
of all races and colors,
you left aching hearts behind

An eternal flame
warms your names
inscribed on cold, lifeless plaques
around this stone cairn
In the hearts you left behind
your memories abide
in undying gratitude

You asked nothing more
You knew the risks,
served without fear
and paid the highest price

You embody a quality
of which many only dream
Your selflessness for others
is now your eternal crown

O fallen comrades,
give us all this quality
that we may more fittingly
prolong your memory.

 Rest In Peace All


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IN MY THOUGHTS ALSO,

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COMING UP THROUGHTHE RANKS IN THE EARLY YEARS IN TRAVELLING FROM KILLIE , COMING TO GLASGOW WITH MA OLD MAN IN THE LORRY TO DENNISTON FRUIT MARKET AND VARIOUS SHOPPLIFTING SPREE'S AS APOSE TO SCHOOL, MYSELF AND A FEW SELECT FRIENDS WERENT LONG IN MAKING GOOD CONNECTIONS UP THERE, I DIDNT REALY KNOW BOBBY VERY WELL BUT I HEAR HE WAS A HELLUVA GUY, I DID KNOW JOE THOUGH.

WHAT A CHARACTER HE WAS, I REMEMBER BEING IN LONGRIGGEND REMAND UNIT MUST HAVE BEEN AROUND 87-88, AND WE WAS ALL IN THE DINING HALL THIS DAY, JOE , STARTED GOING ON ABOUT HOW HE RECONED THIS SCREW WAS STARING AT HIM EATING HIS DINNER, SURE ENOUGH WE ALL CLOCKED THE SCREW WHO WAS STARING RIGHT AT HIM,A FEW OF US TRIED TO CONVINCE HIM THAT IT WAS HIS IMAGINATION TO SAVE HIM THE CARTING, BUT JOE TRUE TO FORM WAS FOR NON OF IT, NEXT THING WE KNOWS, HE WAS SETTING ABOUT THE SCREW WITH A DINNER TRAY, HE WAS ONE IN A MILLION, JUST WOULDNT TAKE SHIT FROM NO ONE. 

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HE WAS ONE IN A MILLION, JUST WOULDNT TAKE SHIT FROM NO ONE

 

Thank you for ALL the posts for Bobby Glover & Joe Hanlon

 

As for Joe, MCGUINNESS NICE ONE TOO for he was and still is one in a million


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Rest In Peace guys

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