Recollections of Marchmont

The Bomb





Alan Rodgers

Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia

Thank you to Alan Rodgers, formerly of 14 Roseneath Place and now living in Australia, for posting this message in the EdinPhoto guestbook:

14 Roseneath Place

"No.14 Roseneath Place was hit.  I was living on the top floor and remember digging my brother out from the ceiling which had collapsed.  He is still, today, sleeping in the exact same place where it happened.

My strongest memory was my first drink of soda water in the air-raid shelter and afterwards the long walk to Tollcross school where we slept on the floor for 2 weeks until my granny made room for us.

The damage is still visible on the outside from Marchmont Crescent.

Alan Rodgers, Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia:
Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  September 10, 2011



North Edinburgh

Cramond - Granton - Royston - Trinity -  Wardie


Granton:  transport map 1932

Granton:  small map 1870

Granton:  large map 1870


Cramond:                        from 1940s

Cramond Island:              1970s

Granton:                           1930s   1940s   1950s   1970s

Granton, Trinity, Wardie:  1940s   1950s - 60s   Shops

Lower Granton Road        all dates

Muirhouse                         from 1930s

Pilton:                               1940 bomb

Royston:                            from 1930s

Wardie School:                 1930s    1940s   1950s

                                         1960s    1970s   1980s


Granton, Trinity, Wardie:  from 1544


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