and my family's other
businesses in Leith
"My mum's aunt,
(née Rennie) had a pawn shop / furniture
shop in Giles Street, Leith and also owned the Eldorado and State
I found out, today, that
Kate also owned the Capital Cinema, in Manderston Street, before
selling it to Gaumont during the war.
(Kate's sister) had the furniture shops in Tolbooth Wynd.
(née Reynolds) still lives in the house that she was born in, in
Great Junction Street.
Incidentally, my dad,
was the policeman who was on points duty at the foot of Leith Walk
before the traffic lights were installed there and before the
Kirkgate was demolished. He was known as the 'local bobby'.
All the kids used to chant at him the tongue twister: 'The Leith
Police dismisseth us'."
Kate McDaid, Bonnington, Edinburgh: April 7+8, 2015