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St James' Square

Edinburgh

Around 1928

A group of children at St James Square, Edinburgh  -  Around 1928

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andrew Rush, Hungary.                                                                   Photographer not known

 

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   A group of children at St James Square, Edinburgh  -  Around 1928 ©

 

St James' Square

The Photo

Thank you to Andrew Rush for allowing me to reproduce the photograph above.

Andrew wrote:

"My parents and several generations of  my grandparents lived around St. James' Square.

The photo above was taken around 1928.  Amongst the many children from the St James' Square area in  this photo, are:

-  front row left: my 2-year-old father, John A Rush MBE:

 John A Rush, MBE, aged 2, taken from a photograph of children in the St James Area, taken around 1928 ©

-  middle of picture, my father's sister, Jean W Bewick née Rush:

Winefred Bertrum, nee Gallop, taken from a photograph of children in the St James Area, taken around 1928 ©

-  middle of picture, my father's cousin Winifred Bertrum née Gallop:

Winefred Bertrum, nee Gallop, taken from a photograph of children in the St James Area, taken around 1928 ©  "

Andrew Rush, Hungary:  November 23 + 28 + December 13, 2008

Here is another photograph of children who lived in and around St James' Square.  This photo was taken, probably at around 1935, at St James' Square:

A group of children at St James Square, Edinburgh  -  Around 1935 ©

St James' Square

Saint James Square ©    Aerial View of St James Square  -   from the North ©

St James' Square was housing near the East End of Princes Street, behind Register House, and immediately to the west of Leith Street.

This area was demolished and redeveloped as the Saint James' Centre Government Offices, hotel and shopping complex in the 1970s.

Update

1.

Andrew Rush

Hungary

Thank you to Andrew Rush for sending me another email.

Commenting on the photo at the top of this page, Andrew wrote:

17 St James Square

    A group of children at St James Square, Edinburgh  -  Around 1928 ©

"My aunt (Winifred Bertrum née Gallop) who is in this photograph  has confirmed that the photo was taken on the steps of no. 17 St. James Square."

Andrew Rush, Hungary:  September 13, 2010

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

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