West Catherine Place

Haymarket  -  on the south side of West Coates

Around 1950

Aunt Winnie Forsyth in West Catherine Place, Haymarket, Edinburgh  -  around 1950

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Smith, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.




John Smith

Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Around 1950

Thank you to John Smith, Paisley, Renfrewshire, for allowing me to reproduce this photograph of his Aunt Winnie Forsyth, taken at West Catherine Place, near Haymarket, around 1950.

Thank you to John for also sending me a copy of a letter dated 1 March 1926 accepting an offer of 310 for the purchase by John Forsyth of 37 Arthur Street for the purchase of the house 21 West Catherine Place in 1926.

37 Arthur Street

   Thomas Cullen's Shop at 37 Arthur Street, around 1920

This house had been put on the market by joint proprietors, then living in Texas, USA and Victoria, Australia.

Aunt Winnie, again

Here is another photograph of his Aunt Winnie, sent to me by John Smith.  This one was taken near Waverley Steps at the East End of Princes Street, around 1948.

Aunt Winnie and Woolworths - around 1948



Keara Murphy

Thank you to Keara Murphy who wrote:


"That's a great pic.  It  brought a tear to my eye."

Aunt Winnie and Woolworths - around 1948

"I knew 'Aunt Winnie'. She was my neighbour for seven years. A lovely woman. I lived at 26 West Catherine Place."

Keara Murphy:  December 9, 2012


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