Photos taken in and around

5 Craigour Avenue

about 4 miles SE of the centre of Edinburgh

1950-53

when the prefabs
were newly built

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1.

John and Joan Morton at their Prefab, 5 Craigour Avenue  -  1950

John Morton is the elder brother of Andrew Morton who sent these photos to me.  John was born in 1948.

John + Joan Morton at their prefab at 5 Craigour Avenue  -  Photo taken in 1950

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andrew Morton

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2.

Prefabs and Open Fields at Craigour Avenue  -  1950

Prefabs and open fields at Craigour Avenue  -  Photo taken in 1950

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andrew Morton

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3.

John and Joan Morton + Pram, 5 Craigour Avenue  -  1950

John + Joan Martin at their prefab, 5 Craigour Avenue  -  Photo taken 1950

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andrew Morton

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4.

John Morton with a Hoe at 5 Craigour Avenue  -  1950

John Martin in the garden of his prefab at 5 Craigour Avenue  -  Photo taken 1950

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andrew Morton

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5.

John Martin with a Pickaxe at  5 Craigour Avenue  -  1950

John + Joan Martin in the garden of their prefab at 5 Craigour Avenue  -  Photo taken 1950

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andrew Morton

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6.

Bath time  -  Leanna Weeks and John Morton  -  August 1950

Bathtime:  Leanna Weeks  + John Morton at their prefab, 5 Craigour Avenue  -  Photo taken August 1950

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andrew Morton

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7.

Group at Craigour Avenue - Possibly gathered for Coronation Party  -  1953

This group includes John Morton and Ronnie Allan, Eleanor Bathgate (with ribbon) and Andrew Morton

Group including John Martin and 11 other children at 5 Craigour Avenue  -  Photo taken around 1953

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andrew Morton

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8.

Coronation Party at Craigour Avenue  -  1953

Andrew Morton, a boy wearing glasses (name?), John Morton (Andrew's elder brother) and Ronnie Allan (from across the road at No.6),

Andrew Morton (who provided this photo) tells me that the grass and the house style in the background lead him to believe that the
Coronation Party would have been held near the bottom of the Avenue next to where the Bass family lived at the bend in the road.

Coronation Party at the prefabs, Craigour Avenue  -  Photo taken 1953

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andrew Morton

 

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   John + Joan Morton at their prefab at 5 Craigour Avenue  -  Photo taken in 1950

 

Prefab Housing

Background and Recollections

Craigour Gilmerton Moredun West Pilton

 

 

 

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