Photo hanging on the wall at

Boys' Brigade

Battalion HQ

The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith

Boys' Brigade  -  Marching

Who?  When?  Where?

48th Edinburgh Company at the foot of Fishmarket Close

A photograph hanging on the staircase of the Leith Boys' Brigade Batallion HQ at The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith  -  Boys' Brigade Marching   -  Who?  When?  Where?

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alastair Chalmers, BB, Edinburgh

 

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    A photograph hanging on the staircase of the Leith Boys' Brigade Batallion HQ at The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith  -  Boys' Brigade Marching   -  Who?  When?  Where?

 

Three Photos

This is one of three photos hanging on the wall of The Pavilion, Ferry Road,  the HQ of Boys' Brigade, Leith Battalion.

Who is in this photo, and when and where might this photo have been taken?

 

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1.

Rhona Stewart Cameron

New Town, Edinburgh

Thank you to Rhona Cameron who replied.

A photograph hanging on the staircase of the Leith Boys' Brigade Batallion HQ at The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith  -  Boys' Brigade Marching   -  Who?  When?  Where?

"The lane in this photo looks like the lane that runs between the Conan Doyle Pub and St Mary's RC Cathedral."

Rhona Stewart Cameron, New Town, Edinburgh: July 15+20, 2012

 

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2.

Jim Williamson

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to Jim Williamson who replied.

A photograph hanging on the staircase of the Leith Boys' Brigade Batallion HQ at The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith  -  Boys' Brigade Marching   -  Who?  When?  Where?

48th Edinburgh Company

"I think this photo was taken just off the Cowgate.

It's the 48th Edinburgh Company whose captain can be seen with black moustache. He was Captain Hugh Craig MC who won his Military Cross in the First World War.

The HQ of the company was the Church of Scotland Shelter just off the Cowgate."

Jim Williamson, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland:  October 16, 2013

 

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3.

Jim Williamson

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to Jim Williamson for writing again about this photo.

A photograph hanging on the staircase of the Leith Boys' Brigade Batallion HQ at The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith  -  Boys' Brigade Marching   -  Who?  When?  Where?

Jim added:

48th and 59th Edinburgh Companies

"I originally came from Musselburgh.  It was during that time that I became involved with the 48th Coy BB, as they used to come camping with my company, 59th Edin. (Musselburgh) Coy during the 1960s and into the 1970s.

Captain Hugh Craig

It was Captain Hugh Craig who I recognised in the photo; a real captain in WW1."

Jim Williamson, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland:  November 6, 2013

 

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4.

James A Rafferty

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to James A Rafferty who wrote:

A photograph hanging on the staircase of the Leith Boys' Brigade Batallion HQ at The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith  -  Boys' Brigade Marching   -  Who?  When?  Where?

Jim added:

Fishmarket Close

"I'm certain this photo was taken at the foot of Fishmarket Close outside the B.B. Hall. "

Captain Hugh Craig

"I was in the company in the early 1960s and Captain Craig was playing the bagpipes at that time.  His sister used to play the piano at the Sunday Service."

James A Rafferty, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

 

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