Dumbiedykes Survey Photographs  -  1959 Survey

St Leonard's Terrace

St Leonard's Terrace - 1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  St Leonard's Terrace

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                               Neg. R1008E

 

St Leonard's Terrace

St Leonard's Terrace was in the Dumbiedykes district of Edinburgh, close to Holyrood Park.  The buildings in this area were demolished in the 1970s

The 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.

 

Recollections

1.

George Hughes
Edinburgh

St Leonard's Terrace and
St Loenard's Hill

-  The West End Caf

2.

Robert Soper
Edinburgh

'The Flaggie'

3.

Andy Duff
Marlborough, Queensland, Australia

'The Flaggie'

-  Railings

-  Memories

4.

Alex Stewart
Edinburgh

Home

'The Flaggie'

5.

Harry (Brandy) Simpson
Corstorphine,
Edinburgh

-  I remember George

 

Recollections

1.

George Hughes

Edinburgh

Thank you to George Hughes, Edinburgh,  who wrote:

St Leonard's Terrace and St Loenard's Hill

"I have been looking through your website and have come across many photos of where I was brought up.  This photo on this page almost has what was my bedroom window in it.  I lived at 29 St Leonard's Hill until 1971.

The large rock shown, we called 'The Flaggie.

If anybody else from that area/era would like to contact me, I would love to hear from you."

George Hughes, Edinburgh: Message left in EdinPhoto Guest Book, May 15, 2007

 

Message for George Hughes

George: 

Some people below would like to contact you.  Please see 'Recollections 2, 3, 4 and 5' below.

If you read this, can you please e-mail me, then I'll be able to pass on your email address to Robert, Andy, Alex, Brandy and for anybody else who asks to contact you.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  May 15 + May 28, 2008

Update

Thank you, George, for sending me your email address to me today.  I've now forwarded it to the latest email addresses that I have for Robert, Andy, Alex and Brandy below.

I hope they are all using the same email addresses now as they were when they last contacted me, and that they will receive my message.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  August 22, 2013

 

Recollections and Questions

2.

Robert Soper

Edinburgh

Thank you to Robert Soper  who wrote:

'The Flaggie'

"I was hoping that you could pass a message on to George Hughes on my behalf and that he might be able to clear something up for me.

1. On the photograph with 'The Flaggie', above, there is a gap at the end of the railing where the school ends. Where did it go from there?  Was there a set of steps at the end of that took you somewhere?

2. And at the other end of this pathway, did that take you directly up onto the back drying greens?"

Robert Soper, St Leonard's, Edinburgh:  May 14, 2008

 

Recollections

3.

Andy Duff

Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Thank you to Andy Duff, now living in Australia, who wrote:

'The Flaggie'

"I to lived at 29 St Leonard's Hill (ground floor, right back) from 1940 until I got married in 1958.  I may well have lived there at the same time as George Hughes. 

Please get in touch with me if you read this, George. ***

I must point out to George that the large rock in this photo is not 'The Flaggie'.  'The Flaggie' is to the right of this photo, out of sight.  My wife who lived in Heriot Mount confirms this.  Her windows looked on to 'The Flaggie'."

***  George:  I have Andy's email address.  Please e-mail me if you'd like to me to pass it on to you.

Peter Stubbs:  May 28, 2008

 

Railings

"To answer Robert Soper's question above, there was indeed a gap at the end of the rail. 

From memory, round the corner of the building (Jimmy Clark's School) and out of sight in the photo, there was a narrow ledge and more rock.  The rail at top of the photo leads to the backgreens.

Memories

"Ah! memories,  If only the walls could talk, what a tail they could tell.  Mind you, most of it would be unprintable.

Andy Duff, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia:  September 17, 2007 + May 28, 2008

Recollections

4.

Alex Stewart

Thank you to Alex Stewart who wrote:

Home

    Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  St Leonard's Terrace

"This photo brought back many memories to me.  I was born in the Terrace in 1936.  To access our house, we had to come through the stair in the Hill.

Our family moved to Craigour Drive  at Gilmerton in 1946 but I still went to James Clark's secondary school."

'The Flaggie'

"I have many memories of playing in the Flaggie and jumping the wall into the King's Park, as it was then.   as Andy says at the other side of the terr. looking on to Heriot Mount."

George:  Alex would like to get in touch with you, but I don't know your email address.  Please e-mail me if you'd like to me to pass on his email address to you.

Peter Stubbs:  Aug 6, 2011

 

Alex Stewart:  July 29, 2011

Recollections

5.

Harry (Brandy) Simpson

Corstorphine, Edinburgh

Thank you to Brandy Simpson who wrote:

I remember George

"I remember George very well as I lived in No.37 St Leonard's Hill until about 1960.

George, do you remember these?

George laird and Scott Laird

-  James Stewart and his brother David

-  Carol Wynne

-  Sandra Borthwick

-  Joyce Flinn

-  Charlie Young?"

Harry (Brandy) Simpson, Corstorphine, Edinburgh:  July 5, 2012

 

 

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