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Outdoor Curling Match

Where is it?

Answer:  Duddingston

Photograph of an outdoor curling match  -  Where and when?

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      Photograph of an outdoor curling match  -  Where and when?

 

Outdoor Curling Match

Here is a photograph of an outdoor curling match  -  ane event that has now become far less common, due to the milder winters and more  consideration is given to 'health and safety' in recent years.

Question

Where was this photo taken?   If you recognise the occasion or the place, please e-mail me.   Thank you.

This photograph was found pasted onto the cover of a photograph album, for sale at a recent Christian Aid sale in Edinburgh.  On the back of the cover was the name, Margaret A Currie.

 

Reply

1.

Archie Young

Moredun, Edinburgh

Thank you to Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh for telling me about this postcard and others in Margeorie Mekie's collection.

Curling Match at Duddingston  -  December 31, 1913

These postcards showed that the photo at the top of this page was taken at Duddingston, possibly on 31 December 1913.

Reply

2.

Nicky Bovey

Moredun, Edinburgh

Thank you to Nicky M Bovey who wrote:

Margaret A Currie

"My mother's name was Margaret Anne Currie Davie, and her father was a curling champion in the 1920s.

   Photograph of an outdoor curling match  -  Where and when?

However she was not born until 1923 so that's a bit late for this photo to be attributed to her, although she could have had it passed to her by her father who died when she was just 14.   A coincidence though!"

Nicky M Bovey:  April 4, 2011

Update

In 'Reply 3' below, Nicky Bovey, revises the views expressed above.

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3.

Nicky Bovey

Moredun, Edinburgh

Nicky M Bovey wrote:

Margaret A Currie

"I have now heard from my uncle and he is absolutely certain that this photo has nothing to do with our family.  It is just a coincidence of names.

Many apologies for leading you up a dead end!"

Nicky M Bovey:  April 13, 2011

 

Duddingston

 Around Edinburgh

When and Where?

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

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