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Connery honoured in hometown

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Jun 18, 2010 | 5:00am EDT

The Bond legend was back in the Fountainbridge area of the city, visiting the street where he was born in 1930.

A plaque in his honour has been positioned on a new housing development, built on the site of his former family residence, and crowds of locals took to the streets to welcome the actor home.

Connery and his wife Micheline travelled around the area where he grew up, posing for pictures with fans and chatting to old friends and locals who had known his parents Joseph and Effie.

But the star, who has lived in the Bahamas for the last three decades, admits he struggled to recognise the streets because the area has changed so much.

He told Britain's Daily Record, "I'm lost walking around here. I look forward to the whole thing (construction in the area) to be finished."

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