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Oot the Windae

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David Reillythe Author
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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 bath  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. 
Gretna Street...cc 1970 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......
Oot the Windae... was beginning to take shape. 

climb aboard my Tramcar of Rhyme

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The 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.

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Lord Provost of Glasgow Alex Mosson with me at the launch of my
first book, both hingin' oot the windae

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Davy reading from his book at 
the Peoples Palace in Glasgow


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