"My father was born in 1902 in Edinburgh.
He, and many
siblings before him, lived in a tenement
building at No. 2 Braid Place.
I don't think it is known as Braid Place any more."
used to tell me stories of the fire station opposite; the bell would ring,
the double doors of the fire station would burst open and a pair of horses
would rush out trailing an 'engine' with firemen.
He, with other
laddies playing on the street, would run after
it to find out where the fire was.
Photos and History
I found a photo of the fire station on the
web, and have also found photos
of Nos. 5 and 10 (police station), but cannot
find a photo of No. 2, or other
information about the occupants at that number. I
would dearly like to know more about the street.
Norman Squair, Melbourne, Australia:
February 8, 2012