Girvan writer Gerald publishes new book

Girvan writer Gerald Morgan has published a new e-book which shares his memories of the town throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

The e-book is entitled “Nought to Ten in Ten years – Random Memories of a Girvan Boy”. It has Gerald’s memories from the period 1954 to 1964/1965 in which he references Funai’s Ice Cream shop, the Bathing Rafts, Sundown Valley, the Girvan Breakwater, Steam Trains, the Goods Yard Turntable, the Regal and Pavilion Cinemas, Wullie Murray’s Sweetie Shop, Broken Biscuits and much more.

It is available to download via the Amazon Kindle or other devices using the Kindle App and the cover design is by Roddy Robertson.

Back in 2013, Gerald also published a collection of his poems called “Stay Threads Poetry” which showcased his talent for writing a wide variety of work, with a mixture of long and short, happy and sad and funny and serious throughout the e-poetry collection.

If asked about his poems Gerald would paraphrase Bob Dylan by saying “Some are about four lines and some are about fifty lines.”

A couple of poems in the collection from Gerald are directly related to Girvan; Farewell to Girvan and Alexander Tudhope.

The title for the poetry collection comes from an 1895 collection by Girvan writer Robert Cadden entitled “Stray Threads from the Loom.”

Along with his new e-book, the collection is also available to download via Amazon Kindle.

Gerald is also a member of the newly formed Girvan writers group which meets fortnightly in the Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street. The group will meet on Friday 10 April from 1-3pm. New members will be made most welcome.