Hailes Quarry

in the

1930s to 1950s

Thank you to George Smith, British Columbia, Canada, formerly Edinburgh, for the following recollections:

"I have memories: of brickworks at Hailes Quarry, the flooded quarry itself and a 'hermit' reputed to live in a cave which was under the Union Canal there. This latter tale is probably a schoolboy fantasy."

George Smith sent me a follow-up email [Apr 04] saying:

"Reading  Malcolm Cant's 'The Villages of Edinburgh' I found a reference to the ' hermits cave' at Hailes Quarry that I mentioned in my recollections. It seems that it was in fact some sort of tunnel which penetrated  below the Union Canal."


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