Thank you to Graeme Charles Munro, who wrote again:
"I remember playing with my
double-deck bus, which was half the height of me, and made out of wood, on
the floor in our bedroom, (the kids bedroom) in our house.
My Dad was sitting at the window and
the siren of the police box went off! My Dad said 'Well, that's it'
meaning the start of WW2.
The Police Box
"There used to be an underground
toilet between the fountain and the police box, but there was a riot in
the late thirties, and a policeman on horseback fell down there, and got
killed, so it was filled in. I remember it was all pale and dark
Do you know, I never knew the
existence of The Vennel in the Grassmarket, 'till recently. I saw a woman,
supposedly walking down stairs, out of a wall, with a long grey coat on in
It was only lately I saw a picture of
this alleyway heading down to the Grassmarket
with the view of the Castle in the back and I was amazed. A friend
of mine even drove from Gyle, to have a look for me, ha!...I was hurriedly
waiting to hear from him by e-mail what the story was.
Graeme Charles Munro, Adelaide, South Australia, November309, 2007