Edinburgh Castle

Looking over the rooftop
towards the castle and esplanade

Around 1953

Edinburgh Castle, Esplanade and Rooftop - Around 1953

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jim Cairns, Dunfermline     Photographer David Cairns

 

Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

Around 1953

Thank you to Jim Cairns for providing this photograph, taken by his dad, David Cairns.

Jim tells, who lived at the top of Ramsay Lane, beside the Castle Esplanade, tells me that he believes that this photo of parading troops on the  Esplanade would have been taken during the visit to Edinburgh of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, following the Queen's Coronation in 1953.

Acknowledgement:  Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife;  October 14, 2008

More Photos

Here are more photos taken nearby on the same occasion by David Cairns:

Parade up Castlehill towards Edinburgh Castle Esplanade - around 1953        Parade down Castlehill from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade - around 1953

and here is a view of Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade, taken from Jim Cairns' home at the top of Ramsay Lane.  Please click on this photo to enlarge it, or click this link to read Jim's recollections of his home.

Edinburgh Castle, Esplanade and Rooftop - 1950s

Jim later wrote, sending me this photograph of his sisters and friends, taken at the foot of the stairs to his house at 1 Ramsay Lane.

Group of Children at the foot of the Stair, 1 Ramsay Lane

 

Edinburgh Castle

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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