Dumbiedykes Survey Photographs  -  1959 Survey

Forbes Street

Forbes Street - 1959

Dumbiedykes District  -  Forbes Street  -  1959

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services  
Neg. G94


Forbes Street

Forbes Street was part of the Dumbiedykes area of Edinburgh, close to the north-west corner of Holyrood Park.  Housing in the area was demolished around the early-1960s and replaced by new housing.

The gas lamps, pram, and car (with no parked cars) capture the atmosphere of the late 1950s.

The large photograph above was one of several dozen taken in 1959 by Adam H Malcolm in the Dumbiedykes area of Edinburgh.  These photographs were taken shortly before the houses were demolished.  Adam H Malcolm donated these photographs to the Edinburgh City Libraries in the 1960s and they can now be found in the Library's Edinburgh Room Collection.




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