Ramsay Place

Portobello

Street Party

To celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953

Street Party at Ramsay Place, Portobello, to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Marie Purse, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

 

Ramsay Place

Portobello

Thank you to Marie Purse who wrote:

Street Party

"I lived at Portobello for the first five years of my life before moving to The Inch.

Here is a photograph of our street party in Ramsay Place.   Iím in the front wearing a coat and clutching my bag of sweeties"

Marie Purse, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia:  March 21, 2012

 

Recollections

1.

Marie Purse

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Thank you to Marie Purse who wrote again, adding:

Two Boys

"The two boys on the front left may be James Lawrie and Hugh Cassidy."

Marie Purse, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia:  March 22, 2012

Who is in the Photo?

Perhaps somebody else might recognise the two boys that Marie mentions, or others in this photo.   If you recognise anybody, please email me.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  March 22, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

Jim Lawrie

Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Marie Purse who wrote again, adding:

Two Boys

     ©

"By pure chance I discovered this photograph of a street party in Ramsay Place, Portobello in 1953, posted by Marie Purse of Brisbane, Australia with the.  caption that she thought the 2 boys on the left were James Lawrie and Hugh Cassidy.

I can confirm that I am on the extreme left.  (JIM LAWRIE, now resident in Musselburgh).  I'm not sure whether or not the boy next to me was Hugh.

I remember Marie Purse very well - she lived in Ramsay Lane at that time. Her mother Mabel was a great friend of my late mother.  I recall that Marie emigrated to Australia around 1960 and her brother Billy emigrated some years later."

Jim Lawrie, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland;   26 February 2015

 

 

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