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Broughton Place

Outing

Which Group was this?  -  and when?

   Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Nigel Baxter, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

 

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    Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

 

Outing

Broughton Place

Which Outing?

Here is a large group of well-dressed men and women of all ages.  To me, it looks likely to be a church group.  They are in the Broughton district to the west of Gayfield Square.

Thank you to Nigel Baxter for allowing me to reproduce:

a)   the photo above, taken at Broughton Place, Edinburgh

b)  other photos of church outings, taken in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

These photos come from medium format negatives that Nigel acquired as a 'job lot' in an auction following a house clearance.

Nigel is trying to discover who the photographer might have been and which groups are in the photos..

Acknowledgement:  Nigel Baxter, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

Reply to Nigel?

If you think you can provide any answers for Nigel, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: October 28, 2011

 

Recollections

1.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan  Dodds who replied:

People in the Photo

"I recognise a few faces in this picture:

Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

Two are possibly of my aunt and uncle, Jean and Willie Dodds, but since they've both been dead for many decades, I'm not altogether sure if I'm  right.

I do recognise other faces too, but I can't name any of them, I'm afraid. One of them was a member of Broughton Place Church Scout troop, and I do recognise him because I was also a member of that Scout troop before leaving for George Heriot's Scout Troop, a more civilized gathering of souls!"

Date of the Photo

"The picture was taken just along the road from Broughton Place Church which I attended as a child.  I would date it at around 1955-1958, but I can't be any more precise than that."

The Group

"I've no idea what group this was.  The Church catered for many interests, as I recall."

The Church

"It's interesting to observe that Broughton Place Church is now owned by Lyon & Turnbulls, Auctioneers. God replaced by mammon!

The Reverend Dr George S Gunn (who christened me in 1943) would be turning in his grave if he were alive today!

His grave may be found in Warriston Cemetery, thankfully not vandalized.  His former manse lies adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden on the right-hand side as you enter the Botanics."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  October 29, 2011

 

Recollections

2.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan  Dodds who added:

Another Face

"I think that I recognise another face in the Broughton Place group photo. It is of Dorothy Wallace, a missionary who would often return to the Church to tell us of all the good work that she was doing in India."

Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

"I'm pretty sure that she is the woman in the checked jacket, third from the left at the back - but I'm not 100% sure and I look forward to other readers providing more accurate recollections."

Dorothy Wallace

"Would you believe that when I Googled her name I found an article that she had written after retiring from her missionary work." ***

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  October 30, 2011

***   Here is a link to the article that Allan Dodds mentions above:

Dorothy Wallace - Darjeeling

Peter Stubbs:  October 30, 2011

Recollections

3.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Broughton Place Church  -  Scout Troop

Thank you to Allan Dodds for writing again, enclosing this photo of Broughton Place Church Scout Troop that he was commissioned to take in around 1961.  (Please click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge it and read about it..

Broughton Place Church Scout Troupe, around 1961 ©

The Scout Leader appears in this photo as well as in this photo of the Group Outing from the church:

Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

Acknowledgement:  Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  November 3, 2011

Recollections

4.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Church Outing

Thank you to Allan Dodds for writing again about the group outing from the church.

Allan wrote:

Who was on this Outing?

"This event might have been for Sunday School Teachers, Elders of the Kirk, etc.

Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

The photo includes:

-  Rev. Dr George S Gunn
(I think he is the one
kneeling on his coat in the front row.)

-  Assistant Minister, either a Canadian or American
(I think he is the one on the extreme left of this picture.)

TheScout Leader
(I think he is the one kneeling on the front row 2nd from left.)

-  The Cub Leader

-  Sunday School Teachers

My Uncle  Assistant Church Organist
(He is immediately to the right of Rev Gunn.)

My Aunt, Secretary of the Women's Temperance Association

So, all of the people in the photo must have been on a junket to thank them for their services to the Church as they are all Church Officers of one sort or the other."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  November 3, 2011

Recollections

5.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Allan Dodds wrote again:

Who Else was on this Outing?

"Looking at the number of people in the group again, and now beginning to recollect certain faces after half a century, I believe that Church choir members are also represented in the picture.

Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

I wouldn't be surprised if Dr Gunn hadn't paid for the outing, together with its photographic record, out of his own pocket as he was a bachelor and had a living out of his Manse in Inverleith Row."

Attending Church

"Although, as a child, I hated having to attend Church every Sunday morning (not to mention Sunday School and Bible Class afterwards), today I look back and mourn the passing of what then were everyday virtues such as respect for others and common decency enshrined in the Christian message that we took home every week and which helped inform us in our dealings with others between those Sundays

There were no suicide bombers in those days, heaven forfend! Peace and love were the two messages that I took away, and hope that I have cherished throughout my life.

Thanks go to the Reverend Dr George S Gunn and all the people in that photograph that Nigel Baxter submitted."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  November 7, 2011

Recollections

6.

Les Braby

Kent, England

Thank you to Les Braby who wrote:

Broughton Church Group

"The group is certainly from Broughton Place Church.  The photo was taken outside the church halls, which are on the right of the group.

The church itself is directly behind the group facing West along Broughton Place.   I am a member of this church."

The Minister

"The photo was probably taken in the late-1950s. The gentleman fifth from the left in the front row with a hand on each knee is the minister at that time, The Rev Dr George Gunn."

Youth Fellowship

"I was only a teenager then. about 16/18 years old, and was a member of the Young Peoples Association (Youth Fellowship).  in fact, I was married there in June 1964."

Scout Group Leader

"I recognise some of the faces but not all, although I can only name one other in the group.  That is the gentleman second from the left who is named Bill Aitken. He was the Churchís Scout Group Leader."

Les Braby, Kent, England:  January 13, 2012

Recollections

7.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds who wrote:

Scout Leader

"Les Braby is right. Bill Aitken was the Scout Group Leader.   He was  the person who commissioned me to take the photograph of the Scout Troop

I had known him for many years as a Scout myself- that's why he gave me first refusal on the photographic commission."

The Trip

"I recall that we all went on a camping trip to Canty Bay, wherever that may be!

It was good fun until I developed toothache and another Scout broke both his legs jumping off a rock onto what looked like sand but which turned out to be rocks covered by a thin layer of sand."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  January 18, 2012

Recollections

8.

Doug Richardson
Roydon, Essex, England

Thank you to Doug Richardson who wrote:

Who Else was on this Outing?

Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

"I recognise the man third from the right in the front row of this group photo.  He was involved in running the Broughton Church Cubs, but I cannot remember his name."

Broughton Church Cubs

"I recall an outing by Broughton Church Cubs troop to Canty Bay, some time around 1952-55 in which one of the cubs broke both legs in a beach accident.  His name was Douglas Ramsay.

Perhaps this was the accident that Allan Dodds is recalling.

I can remember the group's Akela (whose name I have forgotten) carrying Ramsay from the beach to the cottage in which the group was staying.

A year or so later, the Ramsay family emigrated to Australia."

Canty Bay

"Canty Bay was given to the Scouts by the late 'Pa' Evans, and is still being used by the church youth groups.  This Canty Bay web site will provide the details."

Doug Richardson, Roydon, Essex, England:  January 4, 2015

 

Recollections

9.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan  Dodds who replied:

Cub Accident

"Yes, Dougie Richardson is correct in identifying the accident victim."

People in the Photo

    Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

Dougie also identifies but is unable to name the person third from the right in the group photo. Like him, I am equally unable to name that person but I do know that the person third from the left was his twin brother. They were both members of Broughton Place Church choir and each had a good bass voice. They used to sport very different hairstyles so that people could tell them apart!"

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  February 15, 2015

Recollections

10.

Joan Poole

Edinburgh

Broughton Place Church  -  Scout Troop

Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

"What memories the photo of the Broughton Place Church group brought back!  My Reid/Hoy family were members at Broughton  Place Church for many years from the 1940s to the 1970s.

I remember Dr Gunn well, and that is certainly him kneeling 5th from the left.  I remember the name Willie Dodds but canít connect the name to a face.

I think Mr Cassie (Church Elder) is first right in the back row and Sheila Rankine is 8th from the right in the back row.  So many other faces are familiar but I donít remember the names."

Joan Poole, Edinburgh:  16 July 2015

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks