Lasswade Cemetery

Eldin Aisle

Recent Photograph 

Lasswade  -  Edin Aisle  -  a recent photograph

  Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh

Buildings in Lasswade Cemetery

Recent Photo  -  Eldin Aisle

Thank you to Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh for sending me this  photograph above of St Edwin's, a 13th century church.    The photo was taken in 2007.  This church, which is in Lasswade Cemetery, is now known as Eldin Aisle.

Recent Photo  -  William Drummond Memorial

Archie also identified this building, just visible on the right of the photo above, as being the William Drummond of Hawthornden Memorial.  Here is a recent photo that Archie took of the William Drummond Memorial:

Lasswade  -  William Drummond of Hawthornden Memorial  -   a recent photograph

1907 Photo  -  Where was it?

Archie sent both the photos above in response to a question that I asked on the EdinPhoto web site when I displayed this 1907 Boys' Brigade photo and asked: "Where was this photo taken?"

Around Edinburgh  49th Edinburgh Boys' Brigade photograph  -  Where was this photogarph taken?

   Archie replied: "Beside the cemetery, Lasswade".

 

Answer

1.

Phil Wilson

Aberdeen

Thank you to Phil WIlson (Aberdeen) for telling me that he has enlarged the photograph above and believes that behind the low building, he sees the replica of 'Cleopatra's Needle'  in Waterloo Place

At the extreme right of the picture I see what appears to be the silhouette of the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill.

With this information, Phil has consulted old maps and concludes that the photo is likely to have been taken near Calton Hill "in the Public Gardens just next to Abbeymount, or somewhere around there".

This is not far from where the  49th Edinburgh Boys' Brigade troop would have been based in the Canongate.

Phil Wilson, Aberdeen:  March 2005

 

Answer

2.

Archie Young

Moredun, Edinburgh

Many thanks to Archie Young who wrote:

Lasswade

Around Edinburgh  49th Edinburgh Boys' Brigade photograph  -  Where was this photogarph taken?

"I can confirm this view is looking towards the old cemetery at Lasswade. Where the boys are seated a new church was built, but it has now gone.

William Drummond Memorial

The building on the right of the photo at the top of this page is the William Drummond of Hawthornden Memorial.  Above it, is the original cross from a Medieval Hospital that stood near the grounds.  Here is a recent photo that I took of the memorial:

Lasswade  -  William Drummond of Hawthornden Memorial  -   a recent photograph

Eldin Aisle

The building on the left, covered in Ivy, is part of the original church built around the mid 13th century called St. Edwin's.  Today it is known as the Eldin Aisle.  Here is a recent photo that I took of the Eldin Aisle

Lasswade  -  Edin Aisle  -  a recent photograph

Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh:  March 14+15, 2009

 

49th Edinburgh Boys' Brigade

More photographs from the same period

Postcard portrait by George Kilgour

Boys' Brigade Bugler

Around Edinburgh  -  49th Edinburgh Boys' Brigade Company , 1905-06  -  Where was this photograph taken?

Boys' Brigade 1905-06

 

Where and When?      More photos

 

 

 

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