South Oxford Street

Newington / St Leonard's

Children in South Oxford Street  -  Around Bonfire Night, 1959

Seven children at South Oxford Street, 1957

  Irene Beaver, Kirkliston, West Lothian, Scotland

 

Recollections

1.

Irene Beaver

Kirkliston, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Irene Beaver, Kirkliston, West Lothian, Scotland for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

Irene wrote:

Children in South Oxford Street

Photo

"This photo may have been taken around Bonfire Night, 1956.

It shows, from the left:

Dorothy Wilson from No 6

my sister Joyce from No 7

Rose Wilson, No 6

David Pickering, No 2

me, Irene Brown, No 7

-  Lorna McNeil from East Preston Street.

I think that David Pickering became a Town Councillor for the Drylaw area."

Irene Beaver, Kirkliston West Lothian, Scotland:  November 6, 2009

Thank you to Irene for also sending me another photo of children in South Oxford Street, this one taken in June 1957

Seven children at South Oxford Street, 1957

 

Recollections

2.

Dave Pickering

North Edinburgh

and

Irene Beaver

Kirkliston, West Lothian, Scotland

I had originally captioned this photo:

 'Around Bonfire Night, 1956'

but I've now changed the caption to read:

'Around Bonfire Night, 1959

 after receiving the messages below from Dave Pickering and Irene Beaver

Dave is the young boy, 4th from the left, in this photo.
Irene is sitting beside him, 5th from the left. in the photo.

Dave wrote:

Not 1956

"I chanced across your web site and was amazed to find this picture of myself , and sitting on our garden wall, I think!

I would have to query the date of 1956, though.  I was born in July 1957 (honestly!)"

Dave Pickering, North Edinburgh, November 26, 2009

Irene wrote:

1959

"Ah hah!  The Bonfire photo was one which my mother had not dated so I was guessing by the look of myself and the others that it was 1956.

It must have been around 1959 then, as David (Dave) looks about two.  That would make me eleven.  The following September, my sister and I were knocked down by a car at the junction of East Preston Street and South Clerk Street and I spent six months in hospital so there would have been no Bonfire photo in 1958."

 

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