to Jimmy White formerly of Gilmerton, now living in Loanhead,
Midlothian for providing this photograph.
is my grandmother, mother and youngest sister, June.
These are the
prefabs houses that occupied the area in Gilmerton, now Hyvots, where the
flats are now.
(Some have been knocked down due to subsidence, no wonder as they were
built on a filled-in quarry.)
the gap in the prefabs, you can just see the two chimneys and the tops of
the houses in New Street (now
Newtoft Street) opposite
Wullie Blair's chip shop.
school, annexe of the old Gilmerton Primary School, was next door to these
"The photo was taken around 1950, about the
time that they
built the houses at Gilmerton Dykes and the bridge over Burdiehouse Burn.
Before, then, the only bridge over the burn was the one at the Lasswade
these prefabs down to the burn was just quarry and long grass."