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Lochinvar Camp

Camp for the Homeless following World War 2

Children at Lochinvar Camp  -  1951

Lochinvar Camp   -  1951

  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details.   Scotsman Photo H2346. (I have added the sepia toning)


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      Lochinvar Camp   -   1951 


Lochinvar Camp

Housing for the Homeless

During World War II Lochinvar Camp was a Naval training establishment, but following the end of the war, in 1946, it passed to Edinburgh Council and was used to house homeless families that did not qualify for council housing.

The camp was on the northern half of Wardie Primary School playing fields, Granton Road, about half a mile to the south-east of Granton Harbour. 

Lochinvar Camp

  Aerial view of Wardie School Grounds  -  1947


Key to aerial view of Wardie School Grounds  -  1947

The camp remained in use from 1946 until around 1956.

Date of the Photo

The photo above shows children at Lochinvar Camp.  This photo was taken on November 16, 1951.



Helen Arthur

Cornwall, England

Thank you to Helen Arthur who wrote:

Lochinvar Camp

    Lochinvar Camp   -   1951 

"I've just seen myself in this photo, taken at Lochinvar Camp.  Mum and Dad, my brother Jim (who was 5 years older than me) and I were in the camp from 1950-51.  I would have been 11 years old when this photo was taken.  I am in the middle row , third from right,  wearing a kilt and white blouse.

My search came about after my real aunt Nellie wrote her memoirs.  Thanks for the memory."

Helen Arthur, Cornwall, England:  30 April + 14 May 2017


Lochinvar Camp