photograph above was taken around 1968 in the front garden of 35 Inverleith
Terrace. The house was then owned by The Standard Life Assurance
Company and was a hostel for students studying the actuarial exams.
The cars belong to three of the students living in the
house. The cars are:
- an early model of the Morris Minor. It
had two panes of glass in the windscreen!
- a Rover
- An Austin Hereford, A70. This was
my car. I paid £24 10s 0d for it and ran it for three years.
I remember the house well. It had a flat roof
with views to the south across the Colonies Housing and the Water of Leith
towards the centre of Edinburgh, and in the evenings a floodlit Edinburgh