Maggie Keith (1888-1970) and David Keith (1884
-1937) and their family lived in various abodes around the Dumbiedykes.
Granny Keith was a 'women of substance', an
astute business woman with a variety of shops.
"Here are some photos of
Margaret and David and their family.
Photo 1 was taken around 1916.
The children are (left to right):
Photo 3 was taken at the top of Salisbury
Street in 1942. McLellans the Dairy was round the corner.
In this photo are
(left to right):
- Betty Keith
- James Keith
- Maggie Keith
Shops and Hospital
"I have early memories of a Greengrocer /
Painter and House Decorator business. Then, in 1939-45, the country
was at war.
We stayed in 13 Salisbury Street. Granny
stayed in No. 2 . Her shop was No. 1 as shown in Neg D9248
called the' Greengrocer
Round the corner, in the Pleasance, was a
'second-hand' shop - an exchange for money. Also round the corner
was the Deaconess Hospital. As bairns, we were regulars there.
Christine Anderson, Duddingston,
Edinburgh: emails, April 11, 2012