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Holyrood Park

1953

  Eric Gld (from Dumbiedykes) and his family in Holyrood Park

©  Thank you to Paul Weddell for allowing me to reproduce this photo taken by his father.

 

Recollections

1.

Eric Gold

East London

Thank you to Eric Gold who wrote:

The Group

Around 1953

Eric Gld (from Dumbiedykes) and his family in Holyrood Park ©

"This photo was taken around the time of the  Coronation of the Queen in 1953.

-  Iím the wee blond boy sitting with my cousin, Allan McMillan with the dark hair.  We were both only five years old at the time.

  My dad is behind us.

 Allan's sister, Jeanette McMillan is sitting on the left, beside him on the front row.  She was 10 years old.

-  The boy in the far right at the front is  Donnie Neill.  He was also about 10 years old.

-  The boy at the back on the left is  my brother, George McKenzie, now sadly gone.

- The girl beside my brother is Cathy Valentine, our neighbour in 4, East Arthur Place."

Picnics in the Park

"It was customary to go down to the park with a bottle of juice and sandwiches and fruit and have a wee picnic on a hot Sunday afternoon.

The men would play football on the Scotchie and I would then go to St Margaretís Loch and row the boats,  and the bairns would paddle in a wee pond especially built for toddlers.  Those were the days."

Demolition of Dumbiedykes

"I donít know why the Edinburgh council keep making mistakes by demolishing our Dumbiedykes as the people were decent folk. 

There were no muggings or house break-ins and people would help each other.  Big Ginger, the policeman, said to my folks that it has been the best years of his life, patrolling Arthur Street.

He and he would come to our house and bring in buns and cakes and have a cup of tea regularly.  He was the best policeman I've ever known, and he was fair too.

Niddrie

The reason for the demolishing the Dumbiedykes was the 1960s slum clearances.  Gracemount had just been built but we ended up being moved to Niddrie.

I did not mind as my Auntie Marion and Uncle Paddy Deighan lived next door to us there, so no one would try to break in or be rude to us, and with Paddy being a business partner of Peter Williamson well that says it!

To Sea

When I left Niddrie to go to sea, working on the Queen Mary and other big ships, I thought I would never hear or see a photo of Arthur Street again but the EdinPhoto web site has been like a time machine with all those lovely photos of the Dumbiedykes and other parts of Edinburgh."

Eric Gold, East London:  February 24, 2014

 

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    Eric Gld (from Dumbiedykes) and his family in Holyrood Park ©

 

Holyrood Square

 Around Edinburgh

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks