Patrick Thomson Postcard

Jeanie Deans' Cottage

near Holyrood Park

 

Patrick Thomson postcard  -  Jeanie Deans' Cottage

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The back of a Patrick Thomson postcard  -  Jeanie Deans' Cottage

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Patrick Thomson Postcard

Jeanie Deans' Cottage

near Holyrood Park

Front of the Card

On the front of this postcard is a photo of Jeanie Deans' Cottage.  The message written upside-down below the photo reads:

 " ... and I passed this place the other Saturday

on our road to the park where we had a lovely walk."

Beside Holyrood Park

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay for this description of where Jeannie Deans Cottage stood (and perhaps still stands).

Bryan wrote:

Jeanie Deans' Cottage

Jeannie Deans cottage was right on edge of Holyrood Park, high up, overlooking the Queens Drive - at the end of where St Leonards Bank used to be - between St Leonards Station & Coal Depot and the park. I think the buildings to the left of the cottage in your photo were in St Leonards Bank.

I ran past the cottage many times as a kid, as we marauded about the park, and wouldn't be surprised to find it is still there. I'd like to think it has been preserved.  I'll have a look some time

If you go down Park Road at the side of the Commonwealth Pool and, immediately you enter the park, turn left along the path right behind the old brewery walls, go up the steps at the end.  Jeannie Deans' cottage was not very far along on your right.

There's been a lot of rebuilding around there, so it's probably very different nowadays.

I've a funny feeling, from glancing in that direction, that some of the old buildings are still there.

Jeannie Deans' cottage can be found, beneath the blue line at the lower right-hand corner of this 1915 map.

 

The Back of the Postcard

The back of this postcard shows Patrick Thomson's drapery store, which stood for many years on the corner of the Royal Mile and South Bridge, close to the Tron Kirk.

Patrick Thomson post card  -  The Patrick Thomson Drapery Store at the junction of the Royal Mile and South Bridge, neat to the Tron Kirk

 

 

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