"Here is a photograph of :
- my brother, Brian
- my cousin Ian (Aunt Jeannie's son)
- Ian's friend Victor Rafaellis (or is
it John Mocogni?)"
"The Rafaellis had the corner shop at Heriot
Mount and Dumbiedykes, a sweet and ice cream shop. They made and sold the
first ice lollies, but their freezer was barely man enough for the job as
the lollies virtually fell apart after 5 minutes.
The Mocognis had the Fish & Chip shop in
Carnegie Street near to the junction with Dumbiedykes.
During the war, both families would have
spoken to the Italian Prisoners of War who walked in the Park after
working on outlying farms. They were housed at Duddingston Camp."
James Morton Robertson: October 7,