Who? When? Where?
University Playing Fields, Craiglockhart
Now part of the school sports grounds for George
with acknowledgement to John Stirling, Currie, Edinburgh: November 6, 2009
Photographer not known
Tug of War
Thank you to John Stirling for allowing me to reproduce this
photo. The photo is taken from a collection of glass
plates that John rescued from being destroyed in 1974. The photographer is not known.
Some of the other photos from this series are known to have
been taken between about 1910 and 1920.
This photo was taken at Edinburgh University Playing Fields,
Myreside (but see 'Answer 1' below). The tennis courts are in the background, and the
steps to the pavilion can be seen on the left.
Here is another photo, possibly taken on the same occasion.
This one shows more of the pavilion in the background:
... and this photo shows the whole of the pavilion in the
Peter Stubbs: November 24, 2009
Thank you to Jonathan Sheach, a pupil at George Watson's
College for shedding more light onto this photo, and other
photos from the same series.
"The playing fields in this photo are at
Myreside, but they should be referred to as 'Craiglockhart
Playing Fields', so as not to be confused with the 'real'
Myreside fields that are right next door and are also part
of George Watson's College.
There was a change of ownership*
of the Craiglockhart fields at in
1961. The education board of George Watson's College
had requested the re-zoning of the fields, shortly before the
amalgamation of GWC and George Watson's Ladies College."
George Watson's College: An
Jonathan Sheach, George Watson's College, Edinburgh: May