View from

81 Grove Street

Spahis leaving Grove Street

to perform in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, 1959

View from 81 George Street - Spahis leaving to perform in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, 1959

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Stuart Wilson, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland                                                 Photo taken 1959

Stuart Wilson

Recollections

1.

1959

Thank you to Stuart Wilson for allowing me to reproduce this photo that he took from his home at 81 Grove Street of the Spahis (French light cavalry regiment) leaving the street to perform in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 1959.

  

Liz Haggard

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Recollections

2.

Thank you to Liz Haggard who wrote:

Grove Street

"I lived in Grove Street  and have a distinct memory of looking out of the window one summer  -  I think in 1962  -  and seeing elephants walking down Grove Street!"

Elephants

"At that time St. Cuthbert's Dairy Stables at the top of Grove Street must still have been just open, or at least usable.   I have found out that the Indian Army was at the Tattoo for the first time in 1962.

I think the elephants were stabled in the Dairy Stables.   Can anyone confirm this memory?  I think I have seen a photo of the elephants but I can't find any trace of one."

Liz Haggard, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh:  11 January 2018

 

  

Liz Haggard

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Recollections

3.

Thank you to Liz Haggard for writing again.  Liz wrote:

Elephants

"I have done some more searching and although the Indian Army were at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo one year,  I now think that the elephants I remember seeing in Edinburgh in the 1960s were probably from Billy Smart's Circus.

There is a photo on line of them coming along Shandwick Place in 1966."

Liz Haggard, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh:  5 February 2018

 

 

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