The Park Keeper's Lodge at entrance to

Holyrood Park

at Dumbiedykes Road

2008

The Park Keeper's Lodge, near the entrance to Holyrood Park from Dumbiedykes Road

 Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                      Photo taken:  February 26, 2008

 

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   The Park Keeper's Lodge, near the entrance to Holyrood Park from Dumbiedykes Road

 

The Park Keeper's Lodge  -  Dumbiedykes Road

Holyrood Park

There are Park Keepers' Lodges beside several of the entrances to Holyrood Park.

The photograph above shows the lodge beside the Dumbiedykes Road, entrance on the western side of the park.  The date on the stonework above the door reads:  '1903'.

In his recollections of Dumbiedykes, Eric Gold writes:

The Bogeyman

"In Scotland the bogyman was a fictitious character, say a ghost.  When we would play in the Queens Park or sometimes called the Kings park depending who was on the throne at the time, on the long summer nights my mum like any other mum would like us all in fed and washed and to bed we would go.

At the bottom off the brae (Arthur Street) just inside Queen's Park, was the Parkie's Hoose (park keepers house).  My mum would say that the bogyman lived there, and if you don't come up the brae and in to the house by a certain time he will come out and catch you and put you in a bag.  By God that myth always worked for us kids."

 Eric Gold, East End, London:  February 2 to19, 2006

 

 

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