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Tenement Collapse

A house named Fernwood that was featured on a postcard posted from Edinburgh in 1909.  Is (or was) this house somewhere in Edinburgh?  If so, where?

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Lisa Davis., New Zealand

 

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   A house named Fernwood that was featured on a postcard posted from Edinburgh in 1909.  Is (or was) this house somewhere in Edinburgh?  If so, where? © 

 

Comment

1.

Lisa Davis

New Zealand

Thank you to Lisa Davis for restoring this photo digitally (as her original copy was in very poor condition) and for allowing me to reproduce the photo here.

Lisa wrote:

Tenement Collapse

"I read on the Tenement Collapses page the rumours of a building collapse in Carnegie Street.  I believe I may have a photo of this very incident

This photo comes from my Motherís collection, but I donít know what year the collapse occurred, or exactly where it was."

Lisa Davis, New Zealand:  June 11, 2013

Reply to Lisa?

Please email me if you know when this building collapsed and/or if you know where it was, then I'll either pass on your message to Lisa or give you her email address.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: June 17, 2013

Update

Please see Comment 2 below

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: June 30, 2013

 

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2.

Ron Dingwall

Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Ron Dingwall who wrote:

Carnegie Street

Late-1950s

"This tenement collapse must have been in the late-1950s.  I was at Preston Street School at the time.

A crowd of pupils went down to see the building at dinner time, as some of our class mates lived in Carnegie Street.

Of course, we were told not to go near, but my mother worked in the St Cuthbert's Warehouse in South Richmond Street.  I always went down to meet her. My route to meet her passed the collapsed building."

Ron Dingwall, Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland:  June 22, 2013

 

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3.

Eric Gold

East London, England

Eric Gold wrote:

Beaumont Place

Late-1950s

"I know that there was a disaster in Beaumont Place in the late-1950s, when one of the tenements fell.  We all went up and had a look at it.  I don't know if there were any fatalities.

You have some photos of it on the EdinPhoto web site.  See below."

 

Eric Gold, East London, England:  July 1, 2013 (3 emails)

 

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4.

Eric Gold

East London, England

Thank you to Eric Gold for writing again abut the tenement collapse.

Eric added:

Beaumont Place

1959

"I phoned my sister, Ella, in Edinburgh to clarify the mystery if when the tenement collapsed at Beaumont Place.  She told me that it was in 1959.

I was 11 years old at the time.  I can still smell the carnage to this present day."

Eric Gold, East London, England:  July 3, 2013

 

Where is It?

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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