The 'Hammer' was a name given to a
separate faction of the Calton Tongs
during the late 70s and early 80s.........
The HAMMER got its name due to the style
of Criminal activity they used for a living ..namely
Smash n Grab style robberies on assorted Jewlers shops .
Most of the Gang hailed from a notorious area in Calton
nicknamed ......'NIGHTMARE ALLEY'... A.K.A.. 'Well Street Back.'..
Home to families like The Clarkes .......The McVeys... The Cunninghams.....( nobody messed the Cunningham Sisters about ..)
Characters like Big davy ( Lurch) McFarlane...terrorised this dangerous spot.