The Norman Conks (or Norman Conquerors)[1] were a large Catholic sectarian street gang active in Glasgow. It was one of the popular Glasgow razor gangs, and was active from the 1880s to the 1960s, with its territory and most of their members based about the Catholic area of Norman Street in Bridgeton.[2][3] They were initially a penny mob, but evolved into a larger, influential gang. They were often involved in street fighting with the Protestant Billy Boys of Bridgeton,[4] but were on friendlier terms with the Calton Tongs who were also mostly Catholic. The gang included young women.[3]

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  1. ^ Patrick, James (1973), A Glasgow gang observed, Eyre Methuen, p. 152
  2. ^ Forbes, George; Meehan, Paddy (1982), Such bad company: the story of Glasgow criminality, P. Harris Pub., p. 67, ISBN 978-0-86228-042-0
  3. ^ a b Petrol bomb pensioner shows old gang hatreds die hard, Janey Godley, The Scotsman, 6 January 2008
  4. ^ Bessel, Richard; Emsley, Clive (2000), Patterns of provocation: police and public disorder, Berghahn Books, p. 47, ISBN 978-1-57181-227-8