Backcourts- where we played fitba, climbed dykes,
raked the middens, played games
Backcourts- where mammy's hung oot their washing, blethered,
put the weans in the pram for fresh air
Old Glesca three storey tenement and backcourt fae the auld
...... the open overflowing middens, big puddles, the washing hingin' oot
and the neighbours sittin' roon the back wi' the weans in the prams
hivving a blether!
Building of gang huts & doocots which was
a good starting point for DIY, straightening
rusty nails and constructing a wooden frame
covered with old carpets and "waxcloth"
from the derelict tenements.
This was also an age of sexual enlightenment
for us so the privacy of the hut with a lit candle allowed the
opportunity to have a kiss and cuddle!