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Looking down on

Dumbiedykes Road

The way home from James Clark's School to Dumbiedykes

Looking down on Dumbiedykes

Looking down on Dumbiedykes from a path through Holyrood Park leading from James Clark's School

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details.

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    Looking down on Dumbiedykes from a path through Holyrood Park leading from James Clark's School ©

 

Looking down on

Dumbiedykes Road

The way home from School

This was the path taken home to Dumbiedykes from James Clark's School at St Loenard's.  The school has now been converted to housing.

Both old and new can be seen in this picture:

-  The old:  gasworks, brewery chimneys and old housing.

-  The new:  new housing in Dumbiedykes Road, being built in the 1960s.

The Park Keeper's House

The Park Keeper's House is in the centre of the picture.

In his recollections of Edinburgh, Eric Gold, now living in East London tells how his mother discouraged him and the other children from playing near the house.

Eric wrote:

"My mum told him that the Bogeyman used to live in the 'Parkie's Hoose' in Queens Park, and that when my family moved from Dumbiedykes to Craigmillar and Niddrie, the Bogeyman had flit too, and was living in the old Niddrie House."

Eric Gold, East End, London:  March 13, 2006

 

Recollections

Jean Rae

Southside, Edinbrugh

Dumbiedykes Road and Arthur Street

Close to the park keeper's house are:

-  a Police Box in Dumbiedykes Road

-  a bowling green, now a children's play park

-  the park entrance at the foot of Arthur Street.

Jean Rae remembers occasions when lorries came down the steep Arthur Street, out of control, and crashed through the park gates.  She told me:

"When the coal lorry crashed through the park gates, we all dashed  out with bags to collect the coal.

When the bread lorry crashed through the gates, we all collected loaves."

Jean Rae, Edinburgh:  October 20, 2006

 

Recollections

Eric Gold

Thank you to Eric Gold who wrote:

The way home from School

   Looking down on Dumbiedykes from a path through Holyrood Park leading from James Clark's School ©

"That was a great picture of the park as one would walk from Jimmie Clarke's school.  You can see the swings and the Parkie's Hoose (re: Bogyman) at the bottom of Arthur street.

The hill was my playground and we would use our sledges in the snow, and we would sleigh from the top to the bottom of the hill.

I have been walking all over tonight in the Dumbiedykes area (ha ha ha ha) and my feet are killing me."

Eric Gold:  East London:  November 7, 2006

 

Further comments from

Eric Gold

Thank you to Eric Gold who wrote:

Run-away Lorries

" I was reading Jean's story about the lorry crashing through the gates. I remember that too as, like Jean and all the other kids, we would help ourselves especially when old Mr Rattery in East Arthur Place (next door to us) crashed - and boy we stocked up with sweets (ha ha ha ha).

Opposite the police box at the bottom of the brae is Capola's Café and the wee sweet shop I wrote about."

Eric Gold:  East London:  November 8, 2006

Photo from

Ron Leckie

Both Jean Rae and Eric Gold (above) mentioned the Arthur Street coal lorry accident.  I now have a photograph of the accident, thanks to Ron Leckie.

Coal Lorry accident at the foot of Arthur Street ©

Please click on the thumbnail image above to view this picture and read more about it.

Peter Stubbs:  July 15, 2007

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks