Buccleuch Street

and the corner of West Crosscauseway

1978

 West Crosscauseway  -  1978

 David Gordon, owner of 'Now & Then', old toy and antique shop, West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh   Colour slides, taken winter 1977-78

 

West Crosscauseway

1978

Thank you to David Gordon for allowing me to reproduce this photo that he took, as a colour slide, in the winter of 1977-78.

This is the corner of West Crosscauseway (W end of street) and Buccleuch Street.

The small thumbnail image below is the view immediately to the left of the photograph at the top of this page.

West Crosscauseway  -  1978

 

Reply

1.

Thomas Aris

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

Thomas Aris wrote:

Ronnie Brown

'The Corries'

Buccleuch Street

"This photo of Buccleuch Street and the end of West Cross-causeway that I found on the EdinPhoto web site shows the house that Ronnie Brown of 'The Corries' fame lived in as a youngster.

Corner of Buccleuch Street and
S side of West Crosscauseway

    West Crosscauseway  -  1978

His house was No 1 Buccleuch Street, on this corner, directly above the blue paint store.

Our family lived at No 2 Buccleuch Street.  That was across the road, on the other side of Buccleuch Street.  You can see part of our house to the left of the church in this photo which looks to the south up Chapel Street from a point close to Ronnie Brown's house."

Looking west towards Chapel Street and Edinburgh University Buildings  -  Snow, December 2009

Meeting with Ronnie

"In the 1940s and 1950s, I used to see Ronnie leave to go to Boroughmuir school at about 8.30 each morning.

I met up with Ronnie in 1975 at Royal Air Force, Laarbruch in Germany.  The Corries were doing a tour of our bases there, entertaining the troops.  I went backstage after the show to meet him and we had a bit of a blether about Buccleuch Street.  Small world, eh?"

Thomas Aris, Doncaster, South Yorkshire:  October 15+21, 2012

 

West Crosscauseway

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