The History of Leith

October 26, 2005

John Cormack-Rabble Rouser


John Cormack speaking at the Foot of Leith Walk in the 1930’s


How it was reported in the Press

A Banner from the Edinburgh Orange Lodge
(c) The Story of Scotland

During the 1930’s fanatical protestants tried to rouse a anti-catholic crusade which despite initial success didn’t attract a mass following. By 1962 Cormack had become a lonely and isolated figure.

The change in attitudes between Protestants and Catholics came about due to the same World War II experiences, the return of full employment and the welfare state.

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