James Patrick  -  Castle Series

"A Merry Christmas"

Where is it?

 

"A Merry Christmas"

Postcard

This card probably dates from around 1901-05, when most of the other postcards by James Patrick appear to have been produced.  The winters now don't seem to be so harsh as they were then.

QUESTION:  "Where is it?"

Postcard  -  James Patrick  -  Castle Series  -  A Merry Christmas

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ANSWER:  "14th fairway of the Braid Hills No 1 Golf Course, Edinburgh"

Postcard by James Patrick  -  Braid Hills No 1 Golf Course, Edinburgh

  Andy Wanstall, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland
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ANSWER

Thank you to Andy Wanstall, for identifying the location in this postcard and for sending me this view with the annotations below:

Andy wrote:

14th Fairway

"The skaters are on the 14th fairway of the Braid Hills No 1 Golf Course, Edinburgh.   The pond was drained many years ago.  The 14th fairway is still know as the pond.

You can see the original old Braid Road on the right side of the 'photo.  The road connected the old village of Liberton westwards to the Braid Hills district before the new road was built.  

Out of interest, the new road is divided into three; Liberton Drive, Braid Hill's Drive and  Braid Hill's Road. 

Part of the old road is still there and visible on the 14th and 8th fairways to this day."

Andy Wanstall, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland:  March 17, 2006

 

Two Photos

I was interested to see that the two pictures above are in fact from different negatives.  Some of the figures in are in the same positions in both photos above, but others have moved.

 

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