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Recollections

Deaconess Hospital

Pleasance, South Side, Edinburgh

 

Recollections

1.

David Bain

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England

Thank you to David Bain who wrote:

Accident

"I remember the only time that I was hurried to the Deaconess Hospital.   I had been playing in the back green at my grandparents' house in Craigmillar when I slashed my ankle on a dog's discarded bone.

I can still see the room in the hospital.  It was on the ground floor at the front.  Despite the frosted glass, I could see people and traffic outside.  It was a long and narrow room with a work surface on the left on which I was seated to have my wound stitched.  The shelves above it stretched, it seemed, to the ceiling.

The old grey cells must be working ok because this must have been in about 1951.   I was three then and I still have the scar."

David Bain, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England:  October 11, 2009

Recollections

2.

John Davie

Longniddry, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to John Davie who wrote:

Tonsils

"I was born in 1937.  One of my earliest memories is when I was taken by my mother to Deaconess Hospital when I was about six years old. In common with other children of my age, if you had any throat complaint,  the medical profession's cure was to indiscriminately remove tonsils and/or adenoids.

 For the first time in my life I was left overnight, alone, in a hospital.  I can vividly recall  crying for my mother with my mouth full of blood.

At the time we were living at Station Road, Craigmillar, which must have been within that hospital's catchment area."

John Davie, Longniddry, East Lothian, Scotland:  February 25, 2010

  

 Recollections

3.

Bobby Inglis

Essex, England

Thank you to Bobby Inglis who wrote:

Seven Years Old

"My only memory of the Deaconess Hospital is being taken there when I was seven years old.  I was carried on mum's back, a coalie buckie, we called it .

My Mum was a wee woman and I was a fat lump then compared to her, 4 ft 10 ins, 7 stones.  She carried me for a few hundred yards from Niddrie Mains Drive, Craigmillar, then we caught a No 2 bus to the hospital."

Accident

"I had been fishing in the Figgie Burn, up by Dryburgh's brewery in bare feet catching baggies when I stood on broken jar in the water and had to hobble home with help from my pal who was the same age.

The deaconess to me looked like a convent.  The nurses were strict.  Perhaps that was because we didn't have any money and got the treatment free.  I recovered after a few weeks."

Bobby Inglis, Essex, England:  June 12, 2011

  

Recollections

4.

David Bain

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England

Thank you to David Bain for writing again.

David wrote:

Was there a Children's Department?

"I can't comment on whether or not the Deaconess had a children's department but I was certainly treated there as a child.

While playing in the back green at my grandparents' flat at Harewood Drive, I gashed my ankle on a dog's discarded bone.

I had my ankle stitched at the Deaconess; I can still remember sitting on a worktop in a dark, ground floor room looking out over the grassed triangle between Richmond Lane and The Pleasance."

David Bain, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England:  October 11, 2009

  

Recollections

5.

Gus Coutts

Duddingston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Gus Coutts

Was there a Children's Department?

"When I was a boy I suffered from frequent nosebleeds which resulted in me being sent to The Deaconess where I had my nose cauterised.

That would have been in the late-1940s or early-1950s."

Gus Coutts, Duddingston, Edoinburgh:  17 September 2016

 

Recollections

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

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