Commenting on the first photo above,
Water of Leith at Warriston
"I was looking
through my dad's old transparencies and found
this picture which he took, probably in 1956/57.
The picture is
of me and my pal and his sister building dams in
the Water of Leith at Puddockie at Warriston Road. It is opposite the
You can clearly see the gravestones in
Warriston Cemetery above us. I remember that
at the point where we were,
on the north side
of the river, there was a cobbled way,
out of the water and along the river bank for a bit.
If memory serves, there was
something similar on the south side of river.
It looks as if there
could have been a ford or similar before the old
bridge was built over the river.
I remember them building the current concrete bridge,
probably in the mid-1950s."
Building Dams and Catching
sticklebacks and building dams at that spot was the order of the day.
Magnus Flucker and his sister Margaret
are in this photo with me. I'm facing the camera. We used
to disappear there all day in the summer holidays and our mums and dads
knew exactly where to hunt for us."
Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire,
Scotland: May 17, 2010