For 5 years during my formative years I spent in in a very different tenement flat facing onto the on the boulevard on Great Western Road Anniesland. We lived in a big 4 bedroomed Red Sandstoned building next door to the Lord Provosts' flat.
Our lobby in this house was 15 feet long ( I remember this because I always dreamed of being a long jumper) but very narrow, and we had kitchen bathroom & bedrooms leading off of it. I remember my mother having a big gas fuelled copper boiler in the kitchen where she would boil the sheets, then put them through the great big heavy mangle attached to the wooden draining board, and then onto the pulley hanging above. My abiding memory of that flat was of washing for 6 people hanging on the pulley
Everyone in these flats thought they were a class above everyone else, (''all fur coat and no knickers my father would say) and as my mother was a Dundonian by birth she was quite happy being labelled as such by my East side born father whom she felt she had married beneath herself
We had a large brick built air raid shelter in the back court, and there was no gravel and filthy middens here, only a beautifully kept shared lawn and drying green, and everyone knew which day was theirs for putting their washing out to dry.
We also had a big high wall and over the wall lay a disused railway line that once carried coal to Milngavie just a few miles north of us.
My mother and the lady across the landing took weekly turns at washing the stairs on their hands & knees.
The bedrooms and livingroom in this house were large, light and airy, and to this day those beautifully made tenements stand proudly and very sought after by private property developers.
We moved into a semi detached from our tenement flat when I was a young teenager, but up until the regeneration of the Gorbals when my granda was moved out to Thornliebank, and my Granny's Kellas street home in Govan was demolished to make room for a factory..I continued to visit them.
Today several decades on, with my parents gone and me with my own family living in the south of England for many years in a very ordinary 3 bed semi..I would love the opportunity to own that Tenement that belongs in my memories, and to this day I still remember all 3 Tenement flats of my childhood with great affection..