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Baird Drive

Nostalgia Project

Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Who Lived Where?

Around 1930

Below is an early copy of a Diagram showing 'Who Lived Where in Baird Avenue?'  Please scroll
 down this page to see
Version C which includes updated information discovered up to July 2012.

   Plan of who lived where at Baird Drive, Murrayfield, Edinburgh - around 1930

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Maurice McIlwrick and Jimmy Beveridge, 'Baird Drive Nostalgia Project'

 

CORRECTIONS:

(See 'Replies' below)

No.34:  Karen Newton tells me that the family name is likely to have been Vair, not Yair

No.38:  Maurice Thomson tells me that his name should be spelt 'Maurice', not 'Morris'.
 Maurice Thomson tells me that also living at No 38 was his sister, Winifred.

No.40:  Karen Newton tells me that the family name was Hallyburton, not Haliburton

No.46:  Alan G Macpherson gives details (3 below) of other residents at this address.

No.48:  Alan G Macpherson tells me that David Stupart (spelling?) also lived here.

No.50:  Alan G Macpherson tells me that he lived with his sister and parents at No.50, not No.46, and that they subsequently moved to Glendevon Road in 1939, just as the war started.

No.52:  Alan G Macpherson tells me (3 below) that Mr & Mrs Titheridge had previously lived here.

No.54:  Alan G Macpherson tells me (3 below)  Mr & Mrs Cumming and George also lived here.

No.56:  Alan G Macpherson tells me (3 below)  Mr & Mrs Manning and Gwennie had lived here before Mr & Mrs Blackhall.

No.60:  Alan G Macpherson tells me (3 below)  that George Nicholson also lived here, and that the daughter's name was Irene (not Doreen).

Peter Stubbs:  January 23, 2011

 

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      Plan of who lived where at Baird Drive, Murrayfield, Edinburgh - around 1930

 

Baird Drive  -  Around 1930

Plan of 'The Drive'

Thank you to Maurice McIlwrick for providing this plan of the Baird Drive, and to Jimmy Beveridge who drew the plan, for allowing me to reproduce it.

The plan was created to allow some of the results from the 'Baird Drive Nostalgia Project'  to be recorded.

Acknowledgement:  Maurice McIlwrick, North Gyle, Edinburgh:  December 7, 2010

Questions

Do you have any memories of Baird Drive?

Would you like to know more about the Baird Drive Nostalgia Project'?

If so, please email me, then I'll pass your message on to Maurice McIlwrick.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December13, 2010

 

Reply

1.

Susan Dalgetty Ezra

Canada

Thank you to Susan Dalgetty Ezra who wrote:

No.25

"My mother, Margaret daughter of Hugh and Theresa Biggers, lived at No.25.  She was born on December 3rd 1919 and lived with her parents until she met John Dalgetty from Leith after the Second World War.

In 1948 John emigrated to Canada and Margaret followed a few months later.  They married, had two daughters (my sister Kathleen and myself) and lived happily in Canada for the rest of their lives.  Our father passed away in 1997 and our mother in 2006."

Acknowledgement:  Susan Dalgetty Ezra, Canada: February 10, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

Karen Newton

Thank you to Karen Newton for telling me more about the neighbours at Baird Drive.

Karen wrote

No. 40

Hallyburton Family

"My adoptive mother, Annie Hallyburton, lived at number 40 Baird Drive. She was born in 1927, not on Baird Drive, but they must have moved in soon after that. I think the last name is Hallyburton, not Haliburton as on the map.  My mother's nickname was Annie Hally.

My grandparents were Willie and Annie. I think they had 5 children, Jimmy, Willie, Annie, Sandy, and I think another one but I'm not sure. The map says Willie, Jimmy, Annie, but I don't know if those were the parents or the children.

Fish & Chip Shop

My grandfather had a fish and chip shop.  I think it was on Gorgie Road.  Then I think it was just a fish shop.

I know Jimmy worked there before becoming a security guard at the airport.  My mother's nickname was Annie Hally.

Gillian Vair

One of the neighbours looks like it says Yair on the map, but I think it was Vair, because there was a girl my age called Gillian Vair.  She had another last name but I can't remember it at the moment, maybe it was Walker.

Visits to Baird Drive

I visited 40 Baird Drive when I was 6, 9, and 12 and always wanted to go back but I could never afford it.

Karen Newton:  April 8, 2012

Recollections

3.

Alan G Macpherson

St John's Newfoundland, Canada

 Thank you to Alan G MacPherson wrote:

Neighbours

"I realise now that my memory is faulty on some matters.  However, I've used the McIlwrick-Beveridge diagram to correct or augment some of their information where I am pretty certain that my memory is sound.

 Plan of who lived where at Baird Drive, Murrayfield, Edinburgh - around 1930

No. 46

"(1)  Mrs Richards and grown-up daughter, Florence and 'Bonzo', a somewhat vicious dog.

(2)  Mr & Mrs Watson"

No. 48

"Mr & Mrs Stupart, David and Margaret.  They later moved  across the Drive, I think to No. 27 (upstairs)."

No. 50

"We, Mr & Mrs Macpherson, Alan and Olive, lived here until we moved to Glendevon Road just as war was declared in 1939."

No. 52

"(1)  Mr & Mrs Titheridge and Jackie.  The father was a Naval Officer, attached to Rosyth Naval Shipyard

(2)  Mr & Mrs Scott (postman), Mary"

No. 54

"Mr & Mrs  Cumming and George lived here, probably after the Reids."

No. 56

"(1)  Mr & Mrs Manning and Gwennie, an English family

(2)  Mr & Mrs Blackhall (no children)."

No. 60

"Mr & Mrs Nicholson (policeman), Margory, George ('Dodo') and Irene (not Doreen)."

Alan G Macpherson, St John's Newfoundland, Canada:  April 15, 2012

 

Recollections

4.

Maurice McIlwrick

North Gyle, Edinburgh

Thank you to Maurice McIlwrick who wrote:

'Who Lived Where in Baird Drive?'

Diagram Updated

"I have been able to persuade the architect member of our group, Jim Beveridge, to modify the drawing of Baird Drive to show certain changes where Brian Farish and I agree the corrections are justified."

Maurice McIlwrick, North Gyle, Edinburgh:  July 15, 2012

'Who Lived Where in Baird Drive?'

Version C

Please continue to scroll down this page to see Jim Beveridge's modified copy of the drawing  i.e. Version C, which includes information discovered up to July 2012.

Updated Diagram

Who Lived Where?

Around 1930

The diagram below is Version C of 'Who Lived Where in Baird Drive?'

Version C includes updated information discovered up to July 2012.

   Plan of who lived where at Baird Drive, Murrayfield, Edinburgh - around 1930

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Maurice McIlwrick and Jimmy Beveridge, 'Baird Drive Nostalgia Project'

 

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      Plan of who lived where at Baird Drive, Murrayfield, Edinburgh - around 1930

 

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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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