Recollections  -  Broughton

'Puddockie'

Jimmy Callender, Davey Callender, George (Doddie) Thompson and Billy Paton

4 boys at Puddockie

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

 

'Puddockie'

Thank you to Jimmy Callender who now lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, for sending me this photograph.

Jim wrote:

"This photo was taken at 'Puddockie'  -  the bottom of Logie Green Road.

The boys in the photo are (left to right):

-  Jimmy Callender

-  Davey Callender

-  George (Doddie) Thompson

-  Billy Paton

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

Jim tells me that he is already in touch with his brother, Davey, but he would like to hear from the others.  So, if you are reading this, George or Billy, and would like to contact Jim, please e-mail me and I'll tell you his e-mail address.

- Peter Stubbs:  April 9, 2007 

Derivation of the Name

 'Puddockie'

'Puddockie' was a part of the Water of Leith (now close to the Powderhall B&Q store) that was noted for frogs and toads.

Stuart Harris in his book 'The Place Names of Edinburgh'' says that 'Puddockie'  is derived from the name  'Paddockhall' - or 'Paddock Haw'..

In fact, both 'paddock'  and 'puddock' are alternative spellings of the Scots word for a frog or toad.

 

 

 

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