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Children on the 'Low Road'

Upper Viewcraig

Low road

Dumbiedykes

1954

A group of six children on the 'Low Road' at Upper Viewcraig, Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bob Hunter

 

Recollections

1

Bob Hunter

Edinburgh

Bob Hunter wrote:

Here is a photo of the 'Low Road', the area at the front of Upper Viewcraig Row.  Mr McEvoy is at the front holding the ball.

A group of six children on the 'Low Road' at Upper Viewcraig, Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh 

I was born in 32 Upper Viewcraig Row in 1949 and lived there for eight years."

It was discussion of the photo below that prompted Bob Hunter to send his message to the EdinPhoto web site.  The question was whether the photo below was of a back green at Upper Viewcraig Row or Lower Viewcraig Row.

Bob wrote:

Upper Viewcraig Row

"Iain McEvoy is correct in saying this area is the rear of Upper Viewcraig Row.   They were indeed happy days.

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Salisbury Street, North

Bob Hunter:  December 30, 2008

 

  Recollections

2

John (Ian) McEvoy

Craigentinny, Edinburgh

Thank you to John (Iain) McEvoy who replied:

6 Children

"What have we started here? This is a photograph I have never seen before and don't remember it being taken.

I recognise Graham Buchanan, top left and Ian Parker top middle who I know has since passed away. The wee girl at the front is possibly Ian's little sister Lorraine Parker and the other two I am not sure about.

I do remember Bob Hunter and I'm chuffed that he can identify me from the photograph.  I wonder if Bob remembers that the wall to the left of the photo was round what we called 'the mound'. I don't know what its purpose was but I suspect it harboured an air raid shelter during the war. It certainly was somewhere we played on quite a lot.  Marbles was one of the things I remember playing."

John (Iain) McEvoy, Craigentinny, Edinburgh:  January 6, 2009

 

  Recollections

3

Lorraine Mayle

England

Thank you to Lorraine Mayle who wrote:

My Brother

"I just happened to google Upper View Craig Row which was the first house I lived in.  I was born in 1951 so lived there until I was about 5yrs old.

Well, I was amazed to see a photo of 6 children with their swimming costumes on.

A group of six children on the 'Low Road' at Upper Viewcraig, Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh 

In the middle of the back row is my late brother, Ian (John) Parker. I think the little girl in the front is me! I vaguely remember the McEvoy family.

I've never seen this picture before or knew of EdinPhoto website before. I can't believe seeing a photo of my childhood on your website!

 I've lived in England since 1972."

Lorraine Mayle, England:   May 13, 2014

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

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.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks