Thank you to Kim Traynor for allowing me to
reproduce this photograph taken inside
the Royal Victoria Hospital.
"This photo was left to
me by my
Aunt who died a few years ago.
suffered from poison gas
in the Great War, was ill throughout the 1920s and was treated at the
photo looks to me as if it
might have been taken in the mid-1920s.
I think the people in it are probably
Tollcross, Edinburgh: September 1+18, 2009
"Having read more about the Royal Victoria on
the web, it seems clear from the shape of the ward that it was one of the
three specially designed, so-called ‘butterfly wards’ (from their
building shape) in the grounds of the Hospital. They were demolished in
Tollcross, Edinburgh: September 5+18, 2009