East Thomas Street

Street Party

1953 Coronation

Looking east along East Thomas Street towards Elgin Terrace

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Recollections

1.

Joanne Cockburn

Thank you to Joanne Cockburn for sending me this photo of the street party in East Thomas Street, held to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Joanne wrote:

Memories

"I'm planning to record my Dad's memories of:

-  Yeoman Place where he and his brothers were raised before they went into the Forces.

-  East Thomas Street, where he moved to in 1950 after marrying my Mum.

My Dad, who is now 80, remembers exactly who lived where and who was married to whom."

Joanne Cockburn, Edinburgh:  July 18, 2008

 

Recollections

2.

John Welsh

Gracemount, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Welsh who wrote:

Street Party

1953 Coronation

"That's a very nice photo of the street party.

1953 Coronation Street Party in East Thomas Street

The lady standing middle-left of the picture with the cardigan and dress on is my grandmother, Mary Keighren's sister, Jeanie Stevenson.

I am in the street myself, somewhere, but unfortunately in a pram.  It's the year I was born.  I bet I never even got a wee dram in my bottle."

John Welsh, Gracemount, Edinburgh:  September 5, 2008

Recollections

3.

Jim Stevenson

Derby, Derbyshire, England

Thank you to Jim Stevenson who wrote:

Street Party

1953 Coronation

1953 Coronation Street Party in East Thomas Street

"Looking at the street party photo and comment by John Welsh, above,  I think the lady he mentions was also my Granny.

I am Jim Stevenson and my Dad's name was Jackie (John).  He had two sisters, Margaret and Janet, and two brothers Jim and Rob.

My Granny lived in 18 East Thomas Street (top floor) with my uncle Jim.  I think my aunt Margaret lived on the ground floor of No.18 until she moved to somewhere near Easter Road.  She had two sons."

Jim Stevenson, Derby, Derbyshire, England
Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  July 30, 2011

 

 

Map of East Thomas Street and surrounding area

   Edinburgh and Leith map, 1940  -  East Thomas Street and surrounding streets

 

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East Thomas Street

East Thomas Street Neighbours

 

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