Wardie Residents' Club

Annual Picnic

Wardie Residents' Club

Edgelaw Reservoir

1946

   Wardie Residents' Club Annual Outing to Edgelaw Reservoir, 1946

  Ed Thomson,  Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland

 

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   Wardie Residents' Club Annual Outing to Edgelaw Reservoir, 1946

 

Wardie Residents' Club

Annual Picnic  -  1946

Thank you to Ed Thomson, Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland for sending me this photo that he took on the Wardie Residents' Club Annual Picnic in 1947..

Ed wrote:

"This is the Annual Picnic of the Wardie Residents' Club to Edgelaw Reservoir.

The Picnic was always arranged by Member, Mr Alexander of the Water Dept.  He is in the centre with spectacles.  Willie Lindsay is second from the left in the back row.

Mr Foley was correct. Mr Lindsay was principal Art Teacher at David Kilpatrick's.  His daughter was a year below me at Trinity Academy in 1944 and they stayed in Boswall Avenue.

I have another similar photo taken in 1950, but this is the best one as it was made up for the Members."

Ed Thomson, Glamis Castle, Angus Scotland,  December 31, 2006

 

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Reply 1

The Photographer and My Family

Thank you to Kathleen Leary who remembers this photograph being taken.

 Wardie Residents' Club Annual Outing to Edgelaw Reservoir, 1946

Kathleen wrote:

"I enjoyed seeing the photograph at Edgelaw.  It was in fact taken in 1946 by Mr Cowan (back row left).

Thanks.  I previously had it titled 1947  -  Peter Stubbs.

I can remember him getting everyone in position and then setting the timer on his camera before running in to the picture.

-  I am the little girl in the front row (Kathleen Frew), aged 4

-  My brother (Douglas) is sitting on my left.

- My Mum (Maymie) is in the first row behind the children, second form the left

-  My Dad (Davie) is in the centre of the back row.

These picnics were an annual occurrence for several years, organised by the Discussion Group of the Club

Happy days!"

Kathleen Leary,  February 16, 2007

 

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Reply 2

The Photographer

Thank you to Ed Thomson who remembers this photograph being taken.

 Wardie Residents' Club Annual Outing to Edgelaw Reservoir, 1946

Ed wrote:

"Kathleen Leary attributes the 'authorship' of this Wardie Residents' Club Picnic photo to my old friend and photographic mentor, Russell Cowan, who was at one time a member of a Photographic Club, possibly in Queen Street.

In fact, on this occasion, he attempted to take the photo, but, as I recall, the timer on the camera wouldn't function.

As I had just come from the baker's in Gorebridge in my wee van with the hot pies, I was co-opted to press the shutter, so I believe that I can rightly claim to have taken the photo.  This explains why I am not in the photograph."

Ed Thomson, Glamis Castle, Angus Scotland,  February 20, 2007

 

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Reply 3

Children

Tom Messenger, now living in Guildford, Surrey wrote:

"What a timely discovery!  I'm now 68 and living in Guildford, Surrey, after periods in Glasgow, America and Wales.

I'm now rediscovering my native Edinburgh and two old friends that I knew between the ages of 7 and 12,

They are Dougie and Kathleen Frew/ Leary, the 'little ones' featured at the front of this photo.

 Wardie Residents' Club Annual Outing to Edgelaw Reservoir, 1946

I met Dougie again at the Heriots reunion last summer and I've been chatting to Kathleen in e-mails and on the phone."

Tom Messenger, Guildford, Surrey,  February 18, 2007

 

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Annual Picnic  -  1949

Please click on the thumbnail image below to see a photograph taken on a later  Wardie Residents' Club picnic at Edgelaw  -   in 1949.

Wardie Reseident' Club, Edgelaw Picnic, 1949

 

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