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Recollections

Craigmillar and Niddrie

    Wauchope Terrace, Craigmillar ©

1970s onwards

1.

Pauline BONILLA
née MacGREGOR
USA

Harewood Road

Bingo

Launderette

Harewood Crescent

The Whitehouse

Shops

Move to USA

2.

Iain

Wauchope Crescent

Cinema

Launderette

Sisters

Teresa Clooney

Memories

2007

3.

Liz CAMPBELL
Manchester, Lancashire, England

Memories

4.

Ann VALENTINE
East Lothian, Scotland

Walls' Ice Cream Factory  Question

5.

Davy TURNER
Craigmillar

Walls' Ice Cream Factory  Answer 1

6.

Eric GOLD
East London, England

Walls' Ice Cream Factory  Answer 2

7.

Tony IVANOV
Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

Walls' Ice Cream Factory  Answer 3

8.

Jim CAIRNS
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

Walls' Ice Cream Factory  Answer 4

9.

Ian BIRKS

Family

Schools and Play

Today

10.

Alec GALLACHER

Walls' Ice Cream Factory  Answer 5

11.

Terry McGUIRE
Coventry, Warwickshire, England

Walls' Ice Cream Factory  Answer 6

 

Recollections

1.

Recollections by Pauline Bonilla

USA

Thank you to Pauline Bonilla formerly Pauline Macgregor now living in the USA, for sending me the following memories of Craigmillar.

Pauline is hoping to make contact with some of the people she grew up with in Craigmillar, including the girl that used to live around the corner from the launderette.

If you remember Pauline Macgregor and would like to contact her again, please e-mail me and I will pass on your message to her. 

Thank you.  - Peter Stubbs

Updates

I received messages from Keith Manson, Niddrie (May 2007) and Pat Froy (March 17, 2008) both wishing to contact Pauline.  I've passed the messages on to Pauline.

Pauline emailed me on March 18, 2008 to tell me that she had "finally found the lassie that lived around the corner from the Launderette".

Incidentally, after lying empty for a long time, the launderette at the corner of Wauchope Crescent and Wauchope Avenue was finally demolished on March 8, 2008.  There are now only three of the old blocks of housing still standing in Craigmillar, all unoccupied.

 - Peter Stubbs:  March 18, 2008

Pauline Bonilla wrote:

Harewood Road

"I was brought up in 5/3 Harewood Road from around 1975, and  moved to Peffermill Road around 1985 when I was in primary 7.

Bingo

"Seeing these pictures brings back so many memories. The County was a Bingo place when I was growing up.  We all use to hang around the Bingo and that and the chippy."

The County Cinema, Craigmillar ©

Launderette

"I use to muck about with a lassie that lived around the corner from the launderette."

The County Cinema and Rex Launderette, Craigmillar ©

Harewood Crescent

"Do you by any chance have pictures of the houses on Harewood Crescent?  I know the house are gone now, but this is where my Mum lived last before she died.

The Whitehouse

""The Whitehouse' is or was a pub that my Mum use to drink in along with the Tavern, they were owned by the same people,

The Whitehouse Public House, Craigmillar ©

Shops

"Your pictures of shops [I'm not sure which picture!] show what used to be the chippy and the shop an number 21 where  I use to buy cider from and drink and smoke in that stair.  One of my boy friends lived above the shop in number 21.

Move to USA

"I moved to the US in 89 and lost touch with almost all my friends, my Mum is dead now so I do not get home often BUT these pictures are precious to me."

"I saw the picture of Prestonfield House on your web site:.

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Prestonfield House ©

I used to work there, and that is how I came to America.  I was a chamber maid and met Americans that wanted my friend to come over for three months.  She did not want to go so I thought 'What the hell, why not!' So I did, and have been here for almost 18 years.  My brother was a kitchen porter and eventually became a chef and then turned into an Executive Chef."

Pauline Bonilla, USA:  September 7, 11, 12, 19, 2006

 

Recollections

2.

Recollections by Iain

Thank you to Iain who replied to Pauline's comments above.

Iain wrote:

Wauchope Crescent

"Pauline is hoping to make contact with some of the people she grew up with in Craigmillar, including the girl that used to live around the corner from the launderette.

My names Iain.  I was born in the 1970s and lived at Wauchope Crescent , Craigmillar.  I cant remember what the number of stair was, but it was next to the back of the cinema."

Cinema

"I remember it being a cinema before I moved away.  I used to sneak into it, as there was a small door at the back, haha,"

Launderette

"There was a launderette on the corner, and before  that there was a  grocery shop  named Frazer's, owned by  an English man, about 45-50 yr old

The County Cinema and Rex Launderette, Craigmillar ©

Sisters

"I had 3 sisters, Anne-Marie, Lorna and Donna, They stayed with my mum and dad.  I was the third oldest, and the only brother.

I was brought up there until the house went on fire.  We were at the top of the stairs and there was a man and woman who stayed on the bottom floor with a three-legged dog.

Teresa Clooney

"My mum also had a friend next door called Isabell Clooney and she had a  daughter named Teresa.  I remember calling her aunty Isabell but found out after a few years  that it was my mums best friend.

I am looking for Teresa Clooney Clooney as she holds something I was always dreamed of."

Memories

"Ahhh, Craigmillar, eh!  I didn't think it would change.  I remember:

-  the painting of Craigmillar School in our dining room

- the mermaid that was built one summer at Bingham tunnel.

-  The chip shop at the bottom of Hay Drive.

 

Recollections

3.

Recollections by Liz Campbell

Thank you to Liz Campbell, who was born in Leith, then lived in Niddrie from 1962 to 1988, who wrote:

Memories

"So many memories:

-  The County Cinema.

-  The launderette,.

-  The White House.

My grandad lived in Wauchope Avenue, straight across from the County.  We lived in Wauchope Place.  To see all the places like:

the Venchie:  I spent loads of time there

-  Sandy's Club

 my old primary schoolthe only thing still standing

 how sad, its all gone now.

It brings back so many memories of great times and even greater friends, spending all our time in the back greens playing rounders and kick-the-can.

It was just the best place ever. Sadly we all grew up moved away and lost touch."

Liz Campbell, Manchester, Lancashire, England:  November 16, 2008

  

Recollections

4.

Ann Valentine

East Lothian, Scotland

Ann Valentine asked:

Questions

Walls' Ice Cream Factory

"Does anyone remember the Walls' Ice Cream factory at Craigmillar?

Where was it, and when did it close?"

Ann Valentine, East Lothian, Scotland:  June 8, 2010

Reply to Ann

If you know the answer to the questions that Ann asks, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to her.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 12, 2010

 

Recollections

4.

Reply

1.

Mandy Fahey (née Jennings)

Canada

Thank you to Mandy Fahey for sending a reply to the question that Ann Valentine asked about three years ago.

Mandy wrote:

Walls' Ice Cream Factory

"The Walls' Ice Cream factory  was on Niddrie Mains Road, near to Harewood Drive.  It was on the side of the road where all the shops are.  I don't know when it closed.

My grandmother worked there for a short time.

I remember walking, when I was about 4 years old, from Harewood Crescent with my doll in her pram to go and meet my granny as she finished work at the factory.

My mum and granddad called the police to find me!  I was safe with my granny by the time they found me.   :)

Ann Valentine, East Lothian, Scotland:  June 8, 2010

Reply to Ann

If you know the answer to the questions that Ann asks, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to her.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 12, 2010

 

Recollections

5.

Davy Turner

Craigmillar, Edinburgh

Thank you to Davy Turner for sending a very quick answer to Ann's question above.

Davy wrote:

Answer 1

to 4. above

Walls' Ice Cream Factory

"The Walls ice cream factory was situated just off Niddrie Mains Road, where Lidl is now (opposite were St Francis School was).

I'm not sure when it closed,  but iIthink it was in the early 1970s"

Davy Turner, Craigmillar, Edinburgh:  June 12, 2010

 

Recollections

6.

Eric Gold

East London, England

Thank you to Eric Gold who added

Answer 2

to 4. above

Sausages and Pies

"The Wall’s ice-cream factory in Craigmillar also made sausages and pies."

Location

"Davy Turner is right about the location.  It was dead opposite Harewood Drive.  I used to catch the bus there to go to school or up the town."

Fire

"The factory lay derelict for a while as Walls relocated to somewhere outside Edinburgh, possibly near Haddington, then it was destroyed in a huge fire."

"I lived in Craigmillar with my sister in Harewood Drive after my folks passed away.   When I was in the Whitehoose pub, someone told me about the fire I’m positive that was in the mid-1970s."

Eric Gold, East London:  June 21, 2010

Dates

This page on the Competition Commissions web site reports that the Walls Ice Cream Factory at Craigmillar was built in 1939.

I've not yet found the exact date of the fire.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 28, 2010

 

Recollections

7.

Tony Ivanov

Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Tony Ivanov who added:

Answer 3

to 4. above

Vending Machine

"They had a vending machine outside the Walls' ice cream factory.  It dispensed an ice cream for sixpence. You put in your sixpence, turned a handle and out came your small block of ice cream.

Unfortunately for Walls I found out that if you hit the machine hard enough then turned the handle at the same time you got your ice cream. I know now it's dishonest, but when you're a child from a poor background you don't think of this."

Tony Ivanov, Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

 

Recollections

8.

Jim Cairns

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to Jim Cairns who wrote:

Answer 4

to 4. above

Walls Ice Cream Factory

"They Walls Ice Cream Factory used to be on Niddrie Mains Road, where the Aldi's or LIDL store is now, right behind the new doctors' surgery.

It was bought over by Polar Ices in 1985, I think.

Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland:  November 29, 2010

 

Recollections

9.

Ian Birks

Highlands, Scotland

Thank you to Ian Birks who wrote:

Family

"My family grew up at Craigmillar from the 1930s to the 1980s,  having been relocated there from the south side area.

I was born in 1959, son of Jack and Jean Birks (née Wilson)We stayed in Craigmillar Castle Terrace and 27 Craigmillar Castle Road.  We lost our dad in 1967 in a road traffic accident.

I had:

-  Brother Michael (born 1951), and Sister  Linda (b.1955).

-  Uncles Bobby, John, Tam, Billy, Peter and  Auntie Jessie

Grannie was a bingo fanaticGranda who was blind.  He was a very accomplished accordion box player who played regularly outside Three Tuns Pub in Hanover Street.

Our grandparents stayed at 5 and 7 Craigmillar Gardens.  They, with Uncle Peter (who was deaf) and Uncle Tam, loved a wee flutter at the bookies."

Schools and Play

"It's a pity that the old schools are not computer literate, or are no longer here!  Oh, the poverty!

I attended Peffermill Primary School and should have attended Portobello High, but stuck with the lads and went to the Marischal.  I have no regrets!

I loved every minute of it! How much to go back?  Name the price!

-  up the quarry

-  the dump and danger woods

-  up Arthur's Seat and doon the burn

-  the pony trecking course

-  the piggery

-  nicking the golf balls and flags at Duddingston Golf Course

-  jumping back across the burn

-  brilliant!

-  gutty fights with burnt staples from the brewery

-  pigeons

-  and so on ..."

Today

I am ex-British Army (Infantry) and still healthy and  grafting in the Highlands!"

Ian Birks:  January 12, 2011

 

Recollections

10.

Alec Gallacher

Leith, Edinburgh

Thank you to Alec Gallacher who wrote:

Answer 5

to 4. above

Walls Ice Cream Factory

"I know where the Walls ice cream factory was.  It was at the rear of Craigmillar Castle Loan, across from St Francis' school.  The dairy closed in the 1970s."

Alec Gallacher, Leith, Edinburgh, November 19, 2011

 

Recollections

11.

Terry McGuire

Coventry, Warwickshire, England

Terry McGuire wrote:

Answer 6

to 4. above

Walls Ice Cream Factory

"The building opposite St Francis' School was always referred to as 'The Creamery' in the 1940s"

Terry McGuire, Coventry, Warwickshire, England:  November 21, 2011

 

Edinburgh and Leith map, 1940 -  Craigmillar and Niddrie section, with key to housing areas ©

Notes and Maps showing areas
of Craigmillar and Niddrie

 

 

Recollections

Craigmillar 1940s + 1950s       Craigmillar 1960s + 1970s        Craigmillar 1970s + 1980s

Craigmillar Castle        Craigmillar Castle Estate        Niddrie      Edinburgh

Photos

Niddrie and Craigmillar Photos       Edinburgh Photos

 

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks