Heriot Hill Terrace

Canonmills / Broughton

a cul de sac opposite The Ritz cinema (now demolished)





Maggie Walsh née Anderson

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Thank you to Maggie Walsh, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, who wrote:

Herriot Hill Terrace


"I had a very happy childhood living on the top landing of no. 28. Heriot Hill Terrace (or Heriot Hell, as we called it for fun).

We looked directly over to the Neilsons  - two girls,  one was Anne, I'm sure.

We looked diagonally  to the Duncan's flat.  I remember Jim Duncan and his family, a sister and another brother. "


"I have many happy memories of playing Cowboys and Indians in The Sandies and going to the children's matinee at the Ritz Cinema on Saturday mornings, and lots if memories of Eyre Place swing park etc. 

My brother Robert was born in 1950 and I was born in 1948.  We went to Canonmills Primary School until it suddenly closed down."


"I did my nursing training at the Western General Hospital from 1966 until 1969, then emigrated to Australia.  I came home to Heriot hill several times until my mum, Mary, passed away in 2005.  I now stay with my brother and his wife at Tollcross when I come back to Edinburgh."

Recollections of Heriot HIll

"I now live in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.  I' would love to chat about our childhoods to any of you who lived in Heriot Hill. Cheers from Margie Walsh."

Maggie Walsh née Anderson, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia:  3 March 2019


Reply to Maggie?

If you'd like to send a reply to Maggie, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on her email address to you.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  13 March 2019


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