Recollections

Ferrier Street

Leith

 

Recollections

1.

Kenny Haston

Here is a message that Kenny Haston posted in the EdinPhoto guestbook.

Kenny wrote:

Question

Snooker Club

"I was born and brought up in Ferrier Street, Leith.

What was the name of the snooker club situated in the old Drambuie / Buttercup Dairy building in Easter Road which was destroyed in a fire?

 I think it was owned by the McNairs."

Kenny Haston:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook:  December 19, 2012

 

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2.

Ruth McClounnan

Ruth McClounnan replied to Kenny Haston's comments in Recollections 1 above:

Reply 1 to
 Recollections

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Snooker Club

"Kenny:  Go into website Old Leither  web site.  There will be someone on that site who will know the answer to your question.

It's also a great website with a lot of information about Leith."

Ruth McClounnan:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook:  December 21, 2012

Old Leither  web site

I agree with Ruth's comments above, about the Old Leither web site.

A surprise party for John Stewart, creator of the Old Leither web site.  The party was held at Leith Library on October 9, 2010. ©

Here is a photo of John (holding a certificate) with some of his friends, taken in 2010 at Leith Library.

The photo was taken at a surprise arranged by some of the contributors to the Old Leither web site, to thank John for his all his efforts in creating and running the site.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 21, 2012

 

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Tam McLuskey

Shannon Lake, Westbank, British Columbia, Canada

Tam McLuskey replied to Kenny Haston's comments in Recollections 1 above:

Reply 2  to
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Ferrier Street

"Hi Kenny:

When did you live in Ferrier Street?  I palled around with:

Claude and Davy Laird

Jimmy Colison and

a couple of other guys whose names escape me right now.

 in the middle and late-1950s.

Ferrier Street

"We used to play snooker at the snooker club above the old picture houseI believe it was called the Palace Palace Picture House -  at the ' fit o' the Walk'.

I have some great memories of these times, tough but good! Tam McLuskey formerly of East Thomas Street (Chinatown) then Pitt Street Tam

Tam McLuskey, Shannon Lake, Westbank, British Columbia, Canada, formerly
East Thomas Street (Chinatown), Edinburgh, then Pitt Street, Edinburgh)
Message posted in EdinPhoto Guestbook:  December 21, 2012

 

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Tracy Edwards

Wales

Tracy Edwards wrote:

Elizabeth Ropper

"I've just found out that my Great-great Grandmother died at
No. 4 Ferrier Street, Leith.

She was Elizabeth Ropper.

Her maiden name Brand

Her husband was John Ropper."

The Family

 "Iím trying to trace any information on:

my g.g.grandmother Elizabeth Ropper

-  her son, Robert Brand Ropper and  his wife                 Robina Finlay Ropper
               
(maiden name McDiarmid)

-  their children Catherine McDiarmid Ropper and                           Elizabeth Brand Ropper
                         (my grandmother, b.4/5/1901. Leith)"

Catherine Ropper

"Iím desperately seeking information on Catherine McDairmid Ropper, the older sister of my grandmother.  I believe she may have moved to New Zealand or Australia.  If you have any information that might help, I would be incredibly grateful."

Tracy Edwards, Wales:  January 12, 2013

Reply to Tracy?

If you'd like to send a reply to Tracy, please email me, then I'll give you her email address.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 13, 2013

 

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Margot Mulvane

Australia

Thank you to Margot Mulvane who wrote:

Ferrier Street

1946-52

"I' was born in Ferrier Street and had the most wonderful childhood.  I used to live at No.9, opposite Nessie the sweet shop and Charlie's the groscer.

I went to the 'Cappi' every Saturday for the song.  Sixpence went a long way in those days.  I went back to visit my Nana at Ferrier Street every weekend.

I'd love to hear from anyone who lived there between 1946 and 1952."

Margot Mulvane, Australia:  3 +6 November 2015

Reply to Margot?

If you used to live in Ferrier Street and would like to send a reply to Margot, please email me, then I'll give you her email address.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 13, 2013

 

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