Dumbiedykes Survey Photographs  -  1959 Survey

134 - 138

Dumbiedykes Road

Dumbiedykes Road - 1961-62

Photograph dated from Robert B McNeill's comments below.

Demolition of 134-138 Dumbiedykes Road

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services  
Neg. G94

Dumbiedykes Road

Thank you to Robert B McNeill, Edinburgh, for the following details.

Robert writes:

The photographs of Dumbiedykes Road and surrounding area above brings back fond memories. My grandfather (Joe McNeill) raised my father, two brothers and two sisters there after my grandmother died in the early 1920s (at number 144 Dumbiedykes Road situated between Carnegie Street and Brown Street).

After my granddad died in 1953, my aunt Mary took over the flat and my father and mother moved into the flat next door in 1956.

I think your photograph above shows a view of the corner of Dumbiedykes Road and Brown Street.  This must have been taken around 1961-62, as my aunt Mary (who died in 2003) was one of the last to move out in 1961 (I was staying with her at the time.)

I was then (and still am) a keen photographer and remember taking a number of photographs at the back green of Dumbiedykes (which had a view of the rear of the Deaconess Hospital). I'm sorry to say these photographs have been lost in the intervening years.

Robert B McNeill.  The Inch, Edinburgh, 24 August 2005




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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