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March 6, 2017

The aerial image shows my old neighborhood in Scotstoun, Glasgow in March of 1950. I was born the month before this image was captured. In My life in a Glasgow tenement in the 1950s I described the lifestyle. One thing I did not mention was the level of air pollution t...

February 16, 2017

I spent my childhood years during the 1950s in working class neighborhoods in Glasgow, Scotland. In those days, when any money went to necessities, special items were things you saved up for. Many things that I take for granted now, were luxuries then and often out of...

August 3, 2016

In "My life in a Glasgow tenement in the 1950s"  I described what it was like to be a child in a Scotstoun tenement. In 1957 we moved to a recently built part of Drumchapel, a large housing scheme on the edge of the city. It was so new that, when I first saw it, the si...

July 27, 2016

In my novel Roses of Winter set in World War 2, the characters live in tenement apartments in Scotstoun and Maryhill, neighborhoods of Glasgow, Scotland. The description of the Scotstoun location is based on  my memories of living in a Scotstoun tenement in the 1950s,...

December 30, 2015

I hear that the old traditional ways of celebrating New Year are in decline. During my younger years, New Year was a very important holiday, a time when the extended family would congregate at my grandparent’s house and exchange presents.

We children were allowed to st...

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