Dumbiedykes Survey Photographs  -  1959 Survey

Prospect Terrace

Prospect Terrace -  looking to the south towards Prospect Place  -  1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Street

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                                Neg. A905B


Prospect Terrace


PROSPECT TERRACE was a short street on the western side of St Margaret's Church, linking Prospect Place to the Balconies at Lower Viewcraig Row.

The view above looks to the south along Prospect Terrace towards the steeply-sloping Prospect Place and beyond to Prospect Street.

The thumbnail image below shows St Margaret's Church at the southern end of Prospect Terrace.

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Street and St Margaret's Church

Thank you to Jeanette Boon, now living in Canada for sending me the following comments on this photograph.

Jeanette wrote:

Prospect Terrace from the north, and the side of St Margaret's Church

This photograph is of  Prospect Terrace.  This was right next to Lower Viewcraig Row.  You can see the church on the left side of this photo.

This was the spot where the bride and groom came out of the church to a waiting car.  We were always there for the "pour oot" 

The groom would throw money out of the car as it took off.  What a scramble to get some.

Jeanette Boon, Canada


Thank you to George Stevenson for providing further details

George wrote:

Houses facing St Margaret's Church

One of the houses facing St Margaret's Church in your photo, I think, could have been a shop a long time ago.

The house with the paintwork frontage, I'm sure, is where the Whiteheads lived  I remember George Whitehead.

There was a grocer's shop a couple of doors along, then Salteri's where you could buy sweets off the penny tray, etc.

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Place

This shop faced the hill called Scotchies

George Stevenson, Livingston:  29 November 2005


 Here is another photograph of St Margaret's Church:

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Street and St Margaret's Church

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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