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Dumbiedykes Photograph

Holyrood Square

Children

Photo A

Around 1940

Children from Holyrood Squaree

Photograph of children from  Holyrood Square, Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh, provided by Isa Paulin, Cheshire, one of the children in the photo.

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Isa Paulin, Cheshire, England.

Photo B

See 'Recollections 6+7' below

The Weddell Family from Holyrood Square  -  Around 1923

The Weddell Family from Holyrood Square

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Yvonne Shaw

 

Recollections

1.

Isa Paulin
Cheshire, England

-  Children

-  Housing

Message for Isa Paulin

2.

Tom Kelly
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

-  Children

-  Bus Trips

3.

Dave Malcolm
North Island, New Zealand

-  Home

-  Sister

-  Playground

-  Spitfire Concerts

-  School

4.

Andy Weddell
Magdalene, Edinburgh

-  Family and Home

-  Grandfather

-  Dances and Ladies' Football

Message 2  for Isa Paulin

5.

Andy Weddell
Magdalene, Edinburgh

-  Yvonne Shaw

6.

Yvonne Shaw

-  Weddell Family

7.

Andy Weddell
Magdalene, Edinburgh

-  Yvonne Shaw

8.

Paul Weddell
Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland

-  The Weddell Family

9.

Andy Weddell
Magdalene, Edinburgh

-  The Weddell Family

 

Recollections

1.

Isa Paulin

Cheshire, England

Children

Thank you to Isa Paulin for sending me Photo A above of children in Holyrood Square.  If you recognise yourself in this picture, please e-mail me and I'll let Isa know.

Isa Paulin wrote:

"Here is a photo of some kids from Holyrood Square who may just recognise themselves.  I reckon this was taken round about 1940 and was in Holyrood Park."

Children from Holyrood Square

  Photograph of children from  Holyrood Square, Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh, provided by Isa Paulin, Cheshire, one of the children in the photo.

TOP ROW:

"My brother Albert is first on left top row.  He emigrated to Canada but has since died.

Next is Jackie Johnson who used to be in my class at Milton House, then Alec Weddell, Eleanor Paton and the lad on the end I remember as 'Malcolm'"

MIDDLE ROW

"I am on the left in middle row and next to me is Margaret Weddell (sister of Alec)."

BOTTOM ROW

"I seem to remember that a couple of the children on the bottom row belonged to the 'Bain' family but I may be wrong."

 Isa Paulin, Cheshire, England:  5 November 2005

Housing

Here is some of the housing at Holyrood Square

   Photograph oh Holyrood Square, Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh, provided by Isa Paulin, Cheshire, formerly of Dumbiedykes

 

Message for Isa Paulin

Can you send me an email?

Hello again, Isa:

I last contacted you in late-2005.  Do you now have a new e-mail address?  If so, can you please email me.   Three people would like to contact you.  They have all written individually to me. 

They are:

 Eleanor Bruce

Tom Kelly

-  Rab (Bobbie) Waugh

-  Andrew Weddell

Thank you.

-  Peter Stubbs:  Jan 2007 + Oct 2008

 

Recollections

2.

Tom Kelly

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to Tom Kelly who wrote:

Children

"I used to stay at 59 Holyrood Road, top flat, and used to pal about with Isa Paulin's brother Albert, and Jackie Johnston.  I also remember Isa and all the kids that she mentions on the photo.

I was related to the Fairgreaves, the Longmuirs, the Conways, Jock White and Dave Mcleod.  I also went to Milton house school.

I'm sorry to hear about Albert.  Like him, I emigrated to Canada in 1968.  I am now in Victoria, British Columbia age 73, and have been retired 14 years. I hope all is well with you and yours, Isa.  Thanks for the picture and the fond memories"

Tom Kelly, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada:   October 17, 2008

Tom added:

Bus Trips

"I've just remembered a wee ditty that we used to sing as kids:

'Am no gone tae Palmers trip

Am no gone again

Am no gone tae Palmers trip

It always comes on rain.'

Palmer was a church-going type of guy.  The kids all called him Uncle Palmer.  He used to organise bus trips to Spylaw park and Davidson's Mains, and it nearly always rained, but it was good fun."

Tom Kelly, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada:   October 23, 2008

 

Recollections

3.

Dave Malcolm

New Zealand

Thank you to Dave Malcolm who wrote:

Home

"Isa Paulin's photos (1 above) triggered some memories.  My recollection is that our house, No 57 is on the top left of this photo:

.Photograph oh Holyrood Square, Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh, provided by Isa Paulin, Cheshire, formerly of Dumbiedykes

Are the brick columns the outside lavatories, each shared by two families?

Our family lived a No 57 from the 1920s until 1941, when we shifted to Pennywell."

Sister

Here is a photograph of me with my sister, taken in Holyrood Square, around 1936.

Playground

"The local children used Holyrood Square as a playground.

The brewery draught horses were hitched to wagons on Holyrood Road.  Some of the boys dared each other to duck and run under the horse's belly."

Spitfire Concerts

"For Spitfire Concerts, we used the top of the air-raid shelter as a stage.  A favourite song was 'Pennies from Heaven' with the people watching from their balconies, throwing down coins at the appropriate section of the song - a collection for the war effort."

School

"I remember walking up Bull's Close to Milton House School and doing somersaults on the handrail that ran up the middle of the lane."

Dave Malcolm, New Zealand:  October 22, 2008

 

  Recollections

4.

Andy Weddell

Magdalene, Edinburgh

Thank you to Andy Weddell who recognised two of his family in the photo at the top of this page.

Andrew wrote:

Family and Home

"I must admit that l was stunned when l saw this photo and names.  I've told my cousins about it.  I've tried to contact Isa.  It's a pity that I've not heard from her.

Photograph of children from  Holyrood Square, Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh, provided by Isa Paulin, Cheshire, one of the children in the photo.

Up to about five years of age, I was brought up by:

- my cousin Alex (the boy in the middle of the top row) and

- my cousin Margaret (the girl on the right in the middle row).

We lived in a 'single end' between White Horse Close and Holyrood Square until 1949/50s when we moved to Niddrie.  I  now live in the Magdalene.  I moved here after the council knocked down Niddrie.

Alex is still alive, but Margaret died 10 years ago in Nova Scotia.  Her husband is still alive."

Grandfather

"My grandfather, John Weddell, known to us as Daddy Weddell was married three times.  He had large families (1, 12, 3).  He brought up two of these families in Holyrood Square.

My father was in the middle family, of which there is only one aunt still alive.  She is the youngest and is in her eighties."

Dances and Ladies' Football

"My grandfather used to run dances in the Tolbooth on the Royal Mile.  During the war all his family were in the band.

He also ran a girls' football team, reputed to be the first in Scotland, if not the UK."

Andy Weddell, Magdalene, Edinburgh:  January 24, 2009

Message 2 for Isa Paulin

Can you send me an email?

Hello again Isa:

I mentioned, near the top of this page, that some people had been reading your recollections and seen the photograph that you sent (above) and would like to contact you. 

Others have now asked me how they can get in touch with you.  If you can email me to let me know your current email address, I'll try to put you in touch with the people who have asked for you.  The latest two are:

-  Andrew Weddell, who tells me that Dave Malcolm would also like to get in touch with you.

-  Yvonne Shaw, who is related to the Weddell family

-  Peter Stubbs:  March 15, 2011

  Recollections

5.

Andy Weddell

Magdalene, Edinburgh

Thank you to Andy Weddell who wrote:

Yvonne Shaw

"Yvonne Shaw (mentioned at the end of 'Message 2 for Isa Paulin' above) is my niece.  I have been discussing family history with her.  I think she misunderstood some of what I told her, so I thought I would clarify it here

She is the daughter of my cousin, Helen Weddell.  Her grandfather, Robert Weddell, was my father's older brother.

Andy Weddell, Magdalene, Edinburgh:  May 24, 2011

  Recollections

6.

Yvonne Shaw

Kirkliston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Yvonne Shaw (mentioned in 'Recollections 5' above) for sending me 'Photo B' at the top of this page.  We now have two photos that include members of the Weddell family:

Photo A

Photograph of children from  Holyrood Square, Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh, provided by Isa Paulin, Cheshire, one of the children in the photo.

Photo B

The Weddell Family from Holyrood Square

Yvonne wrote:

John Weddell & Family

"Photo B is of John Weddell (known as 'Daddy' Weddell) with three of his children:

             -   Euphemia (Cissy)

             -   Andrew ... or is it Charles.  See Recollections 8+9 below.

             -   George

They lived in Holyrood Square.

Yvonne Shaw, Kirkliston, Edinburgh:  May 17, 2011

Acknowledgement

Thank you to Andy Weddell for sending me some of the recollections above, and for explaining some of the Weddell family relationships:

- Andy's grandfather is John Weddell (known as Daddy Weddell).  Andy writes about him in 'Recollections 5' above

Andy's father is Andrew Weddell.

-  Both John Weddell and Andy Weddell (above) are in 'Photo B'

- Yvonne Shaw who sent me 'Photo B' is the grand-daughter of Robert Weddell, Andrew Weddell's older brother.

-  Alec and Margaret Weddell in 'Photo A' are cousins of Andy Weddell.

Peter Stubbs:  May 30, 2011

  Recollections

7.

Andy Weddell

Magdalene, Edinburgh

Thank you to Andy Weddell who added:

Yvonne Shaw

"In this photo, my father, Andrew, looks to be in his early 'teens.  He was born in 1910, so I would guess that the photo was taken around 1923."

Photo B

The Weddell Family from Holyrood Square

Andy Weddell, Magdalene, Edinburgh:  May 31, 2011

 

  Recollections

8.

Paul Weddell

Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Paul Weddell for responding to Yvonne Shaw's comments in Recollections 6 above.

Paul wrote:

The Weddell Family

Photo B

"I thought you might like to know that my dad had a look at this photo of the Weddell family and he agrees it contains his dad, Cissy (who lost a leg in a tram accident) and George, but he thinks the person identified as Andrew is in fact Charles or Charlie, who died shortly before his father round about 1937."

Paul  Weddell, Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland:  May 7, 2012

 

  Recollections

9.

Andy Weddell

Magdalene, Edinburgh

There still seems to be a difference of opinion as to whether the person 3rd from left in Photo B (Recollections 6 is:

-   Charles (See 'Recollections 8') or

-   Andrew (see below)

Andy Weddell writes:

The Weddell Family

Photo B

"I received this photo from an album belonging to  my Aunty Netty the youngest and only living member left of the 2nd Weddell family.  

The Weddell Family from Holyrood Square

In 'Recollections 8' above, Paul Weddell believes that Daddy Weddell's son, 3rd from left in this photo is Charles.

However, my Auntie Nettie believes it to be my father, Andrew, and I agree with her."

Andy Weddell, Magdalene, Edinburgh:  Aug 18 + Oct 14,, 2012

 

 

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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