Lutton Place

Newington  -  about a mile SE of the centre of Edinburgh

13 Lutton Place

13 Lutton Place, Edinburgh ©

 © Reproduced with acknowledgement Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland


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   Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Lutton Place ©


Lutton Place

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay for sending me a postcard of Lutton Place in the early 1900s

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Lutton Place ©

and for telling me about the photograph at the top of this page.

Bryan wrote:


"Lutton Place must have been an up-market location when my grandparents moved to the ‘main door’ at No 13 in 1931 – a big step from their early beginnings in the Dumbiedykes and the much older parts of St Leonards.

I’ve got the paperwork showing that they paid the princely sum of £750 for their house - a lot of money at that time, I suppose."

13 Lutton Place

"The photo of No 13 shows the long-gone, causey covered street and the stylish iron railings and gate which were grabbed by the authorities for the war effort.

While many railings have been replaced in some way or other, you can still see walls with only the small iron stumps left in some parts of Edinburgh."

Coal Deliveries

"The same authorities seized my dad’s and grandad’s coal lorry that they used to deliver coal from St Leonards depot – instantly putting them out of business.

I guess some coal merchants must have been exempted from this, or people had to rely on those still delivering coal by horse and cart."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  July 18, 2008


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