Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven - Social History
Reproduced with acknowledgement to The Museum
This photo was taken on 24
April 1928, as the funeral procession for David Dryburgh
Finlay passed through the streets on its way to Rosebank
Cemetery. There were over 600 mourners.
David Dryburgh Finlay had died
in Leith Hospital following an accident when the door of a
steam boiler had fallen in on the steamer, Inverneil.
Catherine (Kate) Finlay
Adelaide, South Australia,
Thank you to
Catherine (Kate) Finlay for posting a message in the
"This funeral parade at Newhaven
is actually my grandfather's funeral. My father is the
little boy in front of the mourners, wearing the light
My father remembers the day so
well. My father's name was David Dryburgh Finlay.
He was born in New Lane, Newhaven. in January 1921.
I'd like to hear from anyone who knew the Finlays."
Catherine (Kate) Finlay, Adelaide, South
Messages posted in EdinPhoto guestbook and replies:
May 28 + June 1, 2012
Reply to Catherine
Catherine is keen to hear from anybody who remembers her
grandfather or her father. Both were named David
I now have Catherine's email address. Catherine
sent it to me on September 2, 2012.
So, if you remember Catherine's father or grandfather and
would like to contact her,
please email me to let me know, then I'll pass her email
address to you.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: July 22, 2014