Standard Life Strollers

Eyre Place

Canonmills

Historic Walk

Canonmills and Silvermills

2011

Standard Life Strollers and their guide Karen MacCormick stop at King George V Playing Fields on their walk around Canonmills and Silvermills - February 2011

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   Standard Life Strollers and their guide Karen MacCormick stop at King George V Playing Fields on their walk around Canonmills and Silvermills - February 2011

 

Historic Walk

Canonmills and Silvermills

Here, one of two groups of walkers has reached King George V Playing Fields, one of several such sites established throughout Britain following the death of King George V in 1936.

This site has an interesting history.  In the 19th Century, the Royal Scottish Gymnasium was on this site

Canonmills House can be seen top-centre in this 1870 map.  Eyre Place is the un-named road in this map, leading to the east from the eastern end of Henderson Row.  (This is a large map.  You may need to scroll to see the whole map.

1870

Map of Edinburgh and Leith. 1870  -  Central Edinburgh Section

 

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