Spitfire Fund Concert

1940

 Back Green, 47 Broughton Road  -  1940

Spitfire Fund Concert, 1940

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jim Callender, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Recollection

1.

Jim Callender

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to Jim Callender, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada  for sending me the photograph above.

Jim wrote:

Spitfire Fund Concert

The Back Green

"This concert for  the Spitfire fund was held on the Air Raid Shelter in the back green of 47 Broughton Road, Edinburgh.

I was born at 47 Broughton Road in 1934.  I lived in Broughton until I was 14.

I am sitting cross legged to the left at the front of the photo, with a hat on.  The other fellow sitting in the front is my friend George (Doddie) Thompson."

Jim Callender, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada: April 9, 2007

 

Recollection

2.

Moira Clarke

Stokesley, North Yorkshire, England

Thank you to Jim Callender, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada  for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guest book.

Moira wrote:

Spitfire Fund Concert

The Back Green

"My mother remembers attending ''Spitfire Concerts' in Portsburgh Square (at the top of the West Port) during the war.

Photograph taken by Charles W Cushman in 1961 - Portsburgh Square and Edinburgh Castle

 She says that the concerts were held in the open-air, and on the roofs of some of the lower buildings. She also talks of the wonderful community spirit that existed at the time too."

Moira Clarke, Stokesley, North Yorkshire, England

 

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