Thank you to Bob Henderson,
Burdiehouse, who wrote:
To the East of the Church
"The frontage of St. Pats is
still as you see it in the photo above.
The Travel Lodge hotel,
facing on to St Mary's Street, is actually the old Ben Line offices
and is built up alongside the east wall of the chapel."
The Travelodge Hotel can be seen in the photo below, which looks down
the Pleasance and across to St Mary Street.
"As you can see the church has
all been refurbished and is magnificent, all light and airy. They do not
use the front entrance now, the area at the rear of the building has been
partitioned off and is now used for office space etc. Everyone now enters
by the side entrance next to the chapel house."
To the West of the Church
"There is also a new building
which is going up on what used to be the large water tank during the war,
then it was a bowling green, but because it did not get enough use it was
converted to a garden. Unfortunately it was not looked after
properly and became a bit of a dump.
When the new building is finished
it will not encroach on the view of the front elevation of the building
but it will make it look hemmed in."
Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburg: December 10,