Children's Home

Challenger Lodge

15 Boswall Road, Trinity, Edinburgh

Nativity Play

At Challenger Lodge  -  By children of the 'British Polio Society'

Challenger Lodge  -  Nativity Play by children of the British Polio Fellowship at Challenger Lodge  -  Photo published in 'The Scotsman', December 21, 1960

  Scotsman Publications Ltd.   Click here for web site details.     Licensed by Scran,             Photo 99972425,  Scran 000-000-071-598


Challenger Lodge

Children's Home

Challenger Lodge, at 15 Boswall Road, Trinity, Edinburgh was bought by the Edinburgh Cripple and Invalid Children's Aid Society in 1929 to replace the society's children's homes at Nellfield and Viewforth in Edinburgh.

It remained a children's home in the care of the society until shortly before the premises opened as St Columba's Hospice in 1977.


The photograph is of a Nativity Play at Challenger Lodge, by children of the British Polio Fellowship.  It was published in The Scotsman newspaper on December 21, 1960.

To see more photos of Challenger Lodge and read recollections of some of the children who lived there, please click on the links below.


Challenger Lodge Recollections

Challenger Lodge Photos

School Class Photos