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Kirknewton

About 10 miles SW of the centre of Edinburgh
and 3 miles west of Balerno

 

Recollections

1.

Patricia Russell
(Pattie Robertson)

Miami, Florida

-  School

-  Return Visit to Kirknewton

-  Football

-  Travel to Kirknewton

2.

Al Lorentzen
Inverness, Illinois, USA

-  Grave Site

3.

Bill Newton
Missouri City, Texas, USA

-  US Air Force

-  Scottish Education

-  Our Home

-  Entertainment

-  Return to Texas

 

Recollections

1.

Patricia Russell

(Pattie Robertson)

Miami Florida

Thank you to to Patricia Russell who wrote:

School

"My father was in the USAF, stationed at Kirknewton.  I lived there from 1962 to 1967.

My sisters and I attended St Mary's RC school at West Calder.  I remember riding to school in a double decker bus, and using my lunch money to purchase fish and chips wrapped in newsprint."

I made my First Communion and my teacher was Mrs. Robertson (ironically) in the early 1960s."

Return Visit to Kirknewton

"I used to reside at 17 Roosevelt Road, Kirknewton.

 I returned to Kirknewton recently, and was surprised to see how little it had changed.  In fact I was able to find my home quite easily and there was a big field across from my home where we used to fly kites and such, and it was still there undeveloped!"

Patricia Russell (Pattie Robertson), Miami, Florida:  February 12+13, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

Al Lorentzen

Inverness, Illinois, USA

Al Lorentzen was based at Kirknewton near Edinburgh, while serving with the US Air Force, 1959-62.  Al has already sent me several recollections of Edinburgh.

Here, he asks for information about a grave site that was close to the air base at Kirknewton.

Al wrote:

Grave Site

"Can anyone help to solve this mystery?

There was a grave site close to the RAF base at Kirknewton.  Here is a photo of it taken by a young forces chap, E J Ledet, who came across the grave in 1954."

A Grave site close to the RAF base at Kirknewton, 1954

©  EJ Ledet + acknowledgement also to Al Lorentzen for providing this miage and question.

Al added:

"Our group, all former intelligence people, immediately began trying to work out whose family burial ground this might have been.  You can see from this photo that the area was being maintained.

There is also another memorial on the wall in the background, but we can't read the inscription on that one either."

Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA: September 9, 2013

Reply to Al?

If you have any information or comments that you'd like to pass on to Al, please email me, then I'll give you his email address.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  September 22, 2013

  

Recollections

3.

Bill Newton

Missouri City, Texas, USA

Thank you to Bill Newton who wrote:

US Air Force

"My father was a US Air Force physician stationed at RAF Kirknewton, Scotland from 1964-1967."

Scottish Education

"When we arrived at Kirknewton, I was too young for public school so I spent my first year at the little family services pre-school.

-  The following year I rode a blue Air Force bus to Parkhead Primary School.  My kindergarten teacher was a wonderful lady named Mrs. Stuart. 

-  My first and second grade teacher was Miss Borthwick.  She gave me a toy MG when we left! 

-  I recall the 'sweet line' where we could buy candy for a ha’penny.  

-  When it snowed on the school playground, we would run and slide on the same patch until it turned to ice, then it was really fun! 

-  There were a dozen “ice slides” going at once and we waited in line to go on the best ones. 

-  When I first walked into the dining hall at Parkhead, I was nauseated by the smell of Scottish food, but I soon discovered that it didn’t kill anybody and learned to love it. 

-  It was the same for the milk bottles we got mid-morning; they looked hideous with the thick goo on top.  That was the best milk I ever had – it tasted like melted ice cream! 

-  I still count the way we were taught in Scotland; with a square of four dots and a dot in the middle.  Two sets make 10.   Easy to keep track of things.

-  I remember we all stood when the Headmaster entered the room and we recited the Lord’s Prayer each morning. 

Our Home

"We lived at 13 Churchill Way which was on the top of the hill across from the water tower.

The view was beautiful in every direction.  The wheat fields looked like waves of gold when the wind was blowing. 

We could peek into the villagers’ gardens and see snapdragons, poppies and sweet peas blooming. 

My parents kept in touch with our babysitter for several years after we got back to Houston.  She brought us vegetables from her family garden. 

Entertainment

"The hill is all fenced now, but in the 1960s it was completely open (except for the house of Col. Donnely, the Base Commander) so it made a perfect place to ride our sleds. 

After the several inches of snow got packed down, we were off to the races!  I was always disappointed to come home from school the day the show melted.

Once, we had a 'White Christmas' which seemed to make all the moms happy. 

I learned how to make buttercup chains in the field between the base and village. 

 Every Saturday a blue bus would take us to the movie theater, which was the highlight of the week!   We saw 'Zorro' and 'The Lone Ranger' serials before the feature.

The only movies I remember were 'Jason and the Argonauts' and 'Follow That Dream' with Elvis Presley. 

Once or twice we walked back to base through the woods.  We thought we were Louis and Clark!

Return to Texas

"All the American kids were talking about 'Batman and Robin' being on TV back in the states. 

One by one, the kids would disappear until one day a blue station wagon came for us. Back to McGuire AFB and then home to Texas. "

Bill Newton, Missouri City, Texas, USA:  16 September 2016

 

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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