Photograph by Norward Inglis

View from Salisbury Crags

Dumbiedykes

Around 1950

View from Salisbury Crags

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and across to Edinburgh Castle

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  probably around the 1950s.

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norward Inglis and his daughter, Barbara Simpson

1995

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  1995
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Al Lorentzen, Inverness,  Illinois, USA (RAF Kirknewton, 1959-62)

 

Dumbiedykes

New Housing

Comparing the two photos above, both taken looking across Dumbiedykes towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags, we can see how the old housing has been replaced by new.

I believe that most of the demolition and rebuilding occurred in the late-1960s and early-1970s.

Skyline

The same landmarks can be seen in the background in both photos.  They are (left to right)  about a mile away form the camera:

-  Seeples of St Cuthbert's and St John's churches at West End.

-  Edinburgh Castle.

-  Steeple of Tolbooth St John's church (now 'The Hub') at Castlehill.

-  Tower of St Giles church.

About half a mile from the camera, between Edinburgh Castle and St Giles church is the dome of Edinburgh University Old College.

 

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