Dumbiedykes Survey Photographs  -  1959 Survey

Beaumont Place

Beaumont Place - 1959

Demolition of Beaumont Place

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services
Neg. G943B



Beaumont Place

Beaumont Place was part of the Dumbiedykes area of Edinburgh, close to the north-west corner of Holyrood Park.  Housing in the area was demolished around the early-1960s and replaced by new housing.

Two demolition workers and a cloud of dust can be seen on the left-hand side of the street.

This photograph  was reproduced in 'The Scotsman' on 23 November 1959.  George Smith, British Columbia, Canada, formerly Edinburgh, describes the location:

Beaumont Street

"The picture shows the opposite side of Beaumont Street from the 'Penny Tenement' collapse.

I guess the picture is that of a demolition as the whole street came down .

The brewery is in the background - possibly Mackays?"[

George Smith]


The large photograph above was one of several dozen taken in 1959 by Adam H Malcolm in the Dumbiedykes area of Edinburgh.  These photographs were taken shortly before the houses were demolished.  Adam H Malcolm donated these photographs to the Edinburgh City Libraries in the 1960s and they can now be found in the Library's Edinburgh Room Collection.



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