Oot the Windae
I was born in 1948 in the Gorbals and shortly afterwards
moved to the Calton where my parents came from. It was 1953 and I had
just turned 5, when the family moved to a "new house" with a
in Gretna Street, which was
located in the scheme just opposite Celtic Park at London Road.
I have four brothers and we lived in a two bed roomed top floor
flat at number eighteen.
At the age of 15, not long after I started work, we moved to number
thirty-one, a three bed roomed top floor flat. I lived there until I married Annette in 1972.
We have two
daughters Leigh-Anne and Joanne
and now live
in rural Leicestershire.
I have always been keen on
writing, particularly writing in verse and I started to write about my childhood experiences in a series of self contained verse.
I also thought
it would be nice to have some pictures of the period to compliment the
verse and before I'd known it......
beginning to take shape.
climb aboard my Tramcar of
paperback book was launched from Glasgow City Chambers by the Lord Provost of
Glasgow in Sept.2000.......one of the proudest moments of my life,
particularly for my mother who retired from the chambers as a cleaner
some years earlier.
Lord Provost of Glasgow Alex Mosson with me at the launch of my
first book, both hingin' oot the windae