Abbeyhill Baptist Church


At the Waverley Market Carnival

Around 1955

Afton, Central School of Ballroom Dancing, Edinbburgh - Around 1958

  the photogrpaher  (name and contact details not known).  See comments below
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Donald Davidson.


Abbeyhill Baptist Church


Thank you to Donald Davidson for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

Donald wrote:

Waverley Market Carnival

"This photo was taken at the Waverley Market Carnival, around 1955.

The adult was an Edinburgh detective, who was a member of the Baptist Church at Abbeyhill.  I cannot remember his name.  He was emigrating to Australia.  The photo was taken by his wife.

You'll notice that the crowd of lads are older than me.  That's because I wormed my way into the leaving treat.  I must apologise for not being able to remember all the names now, but I do remember some.

They are (left to right:


Back Row

Front Row


... MacFarlane

Donald Davidson (me)



Jackie Dennis

long before he came into the public eye ***


Arthur Cannon

Douglas Boyd








Martin Greaves





Maybe some of your readers can put names to the question marks."

Donald Davidson:  November 21+27, 2010

Jackie Dennis

***  In Canonmills 1950s, Recollections 2, Richard Greenwood recalled:

"Jackie Dennis went on to become a "one hit wonder" down in London, appearing on the 'Six-Five Special' and 'Oh Boy' shows."

Richard Greenwood, Ripley, Derbyshire, England:  March 26, 2008



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