Announcement of a new park on the site of Buttercup Poultry Farm
and a photo from a recently discovered film of the Buttercup Poultry Farm
Announcement of a New Park
Photo from an Old Film (c.1930)
© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Marion Martin, with acknowledgement to Bill Scott, Alnwick, Northumberland, England.
Buttercup Poultry Farm
Thank you to Bill Scott (author of the book 'The Buttercup', about Andrew Ewing and the history of Buttercup Poultry Farm} for sending me the image above, and for obtaining permission from Marion Martin for me to add this image to this page on the EdinPhoto web site.
There were a number of press reports published in the Edinburgh Evening News, probably about a year ago, when it was announced that a new park was to be created at Clermiston on the site of Buttercup Poultry Farm.
The old photo above, 'Horses at the Buttercup', comes from a recently discovered movie film about Buttercup Poultry Farm.
Marion Martin wrote:
"The film that this photo was taken from belonged to my father Willie Christie. He was Andrew Ewing's great nephew.
It was part of a collection that had been hidden in a loft for many years and was only discovered earlier this year (2013).
I spent many months going through all the films, which included another three shot at the Buttercup Poultry Farm in the early-1930s.
I have no idea who shot the films, but it wasn't my father. He got cine equipment from Uncle Andrew but that was not until the early-1950s."
Marion Martin: August 2013.
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