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Recollections

Niddrie

Niddrie House housing scheme ©

1950s and 1960s

Please click on one of the links below, or scroll down this page

1.

Eric Gold
East London

Niddrie House Scheme

Niddrie House

The Bogeyman

2.

Meg Reilly
Niddrie, Edinburgh

Searching for People

3.

Liz Brownlie
Australia

Searching for People

4.

John Lawson
Niddrie, Edinburgh

Neighbours

5.

Roberta Graham
Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Nora Graham

6.

Arch Stratton
Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Niddrie Mains Drive

My Dad and Mom

Move to Saughton

Do you remember me?

7.

Rose Fotheringham
(
née Sands)

Naples, Florida, USA

Niddrie Mains Terrace

-  Family

-  Friends

-  Leaving Niddrie

8.

Norma Allan (née Hardy)
Edinburgh

Bob Bertram

    -  Memorial Book

9.

Norma Allan (née Hardy)
Edinburgh

Bob Bertram

    -  Memorial Book

10.

James Innes Macleod
formerly James Innes

Hay Drive

More Pages

Niddrie in the 1930s and 1940s

 

Recollections

1.

Eric Gold

East End,  London

Thank you Eric Gold, known to many as Eric McKenzie, East End, London,  for sending the following memories of the time he spent in Niddrie in the 1960s. 

Eric moved from Dumbiedykes, when the houses there were being demolished, to Craigmillar in 1961, then to new housing named Niddrie House before going to sea in 1963.

Niddrie House Scheme

"We moved from Dumbiedykes to 5 Harewood Road, Craigmillar in 1961, then moved to a scheme called Niddrie House."

Niddrie House housing scheme ©

Niddrie House

"The Niddrie House scheme was named after the famous Wauchope family's Niddrie House that we used to play in.

Niddrie House was a huge mansion, owned by the Wauchope family.  Hence the names Wauchope Terrace and Place."

Edinburgh Buildings  -  Niddrie House ©

The Bogeyman

"Niddrie House was a derelict house when we moved into Craigmillar in April 1961 when our shrine Arthur Street was demolished.

We would play in Niddrie House but my mum was frightened in case I hurt myself as the building was derelict.  She told me that the bogyman had flitted from Arthur street to Niddrie House.

She said she met the bogyman outside the Whithoose pub and he liked a drink in the afternoon and caught young lads in the mansion when he came home. 

She put the fear in to me so I never went near the old Niddrie house again (ha ha ha ha)"

Eric Gold, East End, London:  March 13, 2006

 

Recollections

2.

Meg Reilly

Niddrie, Edinburgh

Thank you to Meg Reilly who wrote:

Searching for People

"Does anyone know:

-  Jimmy Burstow?

-  Martha Stenhouse?

-  James McKay?"

Reply to Meg

If you know any of the people that Meg mentions above, and would like to contact Meg, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to her.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  October 1, 2009

Meg posted another message about Jimmy Burstow in the guest book today

Peter Stubbs:  February 13, 2010

Update 1

Andrew Longmuir added this message to the EdinPhoto guestbook:

"I found Peter Stenhouse two months ago, after 50 years.  He is fine, and as far as I know, so are Martha and Jimmy Burstow.  Sadly, I was at James McKay's funeral about two years ago.

Alan Longmuir:  November 20, 2009

Update 2

Helen Stanton emailed me today and wrote:

"Jimmy Burstow is my husband's cousin; he still lives in the area today."

Helen Stanton, March 12, 2011

Meg:   If you email me,  I'll pass on Helen's email address to you.

Peter Stubbs, March 12, 2011

Update 3

Thank you, Meg, for emailing me today.  I'll send Helen's email address to you later today.

Peter Stubbs:  March 31. 2011

 

Meg Reilly: message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  September 29, 2009
and sent email March 31, 2011

 

Recollections

3.

Liz Brownlie

Australia

Thank you to Liz Brownlie who wrote:

Searching for People

"I am trying to contact anyone that lived in my area of 50 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh around 1956 to 1976.

I left for Australia in 1980"

Liz Brownlie, Australia:  May 4, 2010

Reply to Liz

If you would like to send a message to Liz, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to her.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  May 4, 2010

Update 1

Thank you to Helen Stanton who wrote

"My granny Morrison and her family lived at 50 Niddrie Mains Terrace until she died in the year 1982."

Helen Stanton, March 12, 2010

I have passed on Helen's email address to Lix Brownlie.

Peter Stubbs, March 12, 2011

 

Recollections

4.

John Lawson

Niddrie, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Lawson who replied:

Neighbours

"I lived at 101 Niddrie Mains Terrace from 1957 to 1976.  It is almost directly opposite 50 Niddrie Mains Terrace (where Liz Brownlie lived).

I can’t recall the Brownlies living there but I do remember the rest of the tenants in the stair.  They were,  you look at the building:

bottom left:  Berwick

middle left-:  Mathieson

top left:  Shaw (before them, it was Black)

-  bottom rightBrownlie?

middle rightSimpson

top right-Morrison.

Mrs Morrison was the first person in the street to get a colour TV.  That was around 1970.  Grandson, Eddie, was a friend of mine.  (I never got to watch the TV  though). "

John Lawson, Niddrie, Edinburgh:  July 6, 2011

 

Recollections

5.

Roberta Graham

Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Roberta posted a message in the EdinPhoto guestbook, asking what he described as a long shot, going back to 1954:

Nora Graham

"Does anyone remember my mum. Nora Graham?  She worked in what she refers to as 'the rubber mill' in 1954.  She would have been about age 21 at the time.

My mum had three brothers:

-  Jimmy Graham,

-  George Graham

-  Lawrence Graham"

Friends and Neighbours

"I remember Mrs Morrison lived upstairs from us at Niddrie, and I remember playing with a girl called Maggie who was a couple of years younger than me.

The only strong memory that I have of Niddrie are of going for my gran's brown scone and a quarter of butter.  That was her treat."

Craigmillar School

"I went to Craigmillar Primary School, usually through the fence in the shared back gardens.  The fence railing were loose!"

Move from Niddrie

"I lived at 6 Hay Drive, Niddrie with her until I was aged seven in 1965.  Then we moved to Gracemount, then to Granton where I attended Craigmuir Primary School and then Ainslie Park High School.  We left Edinburgh when i was twelve or thirteen."

Roberta Graham, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Reply to Roberta

If you'd like to send a message to Roberta, please email me, then I'll give you her contact details.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  September 15, 2011 + February 16, 2012

 

Recollections

6.

Arch Stratton

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Arch Stratton wrote::

Niddrie Mains Drive

"I was born in Niddrie Mains in 1944.  I believe that the address was 61 Niddrie Mains Drive.  I remember that it was a 3-storey tenement-type buildingMy 2 younger sisters Margaret (1946) and June (1948) were also born there.

I don't know when my parents moved there.  My older sister, Alice, was born in 1938, but I don’t know whether she was born there or not.  She passed on on  in 2012 in California.

My Dad and Mom

"My dad, Robert, was in the RAF at the time.  When he came home from the RAF, he went to work in the Rubber Mill.  He died in 1982.

My Mom was the cook in the Manhattan restaurant on Princes street for many years.  She died in 2002."

The Wauchope Estate

"I recall the Wauchope estate.  I was forbidden to go near it, but I did venture over there."

Move to Saughton then to Canada

"I went to Broomhouse primary School, then we moved in 1952 from Niddrie to 80 Calder Road, Saughton, Edinburgh, across the road from Saughton Prison.  I went to Pentland Secondary before emigrating to Canada in 1957 at the age of 12.

Do you remember me or any of my Family?

"I'd love to hear from anyone that knew any of us."

Arch Stratton, Brampton, Ontario, Canada:  December 19, 2012

Reply to Arch

If you'd like to send a message to Arch, please email me, then I'll pass on his email address to you.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 2, 2012

 

Recollections

7.

Rose Fotheringham (née Sands)

Naples, Florida, USA

Rose Fotheringham wrote:

Niddrie Mains Terrace

Family

"I was born in the High Street, Edinburgh, but moved to 25 Niddrie Mains Terrace in 1949.

I have:

-  an older brother, Charlie, who passed away in 1999.

- a sister, Hannah

-  a younger brother Derek."

Neighbors

 "Our neighbors were:

the Campsies

-  the Armstrongs

-  the McLarens

-  the Cuthbertsons

the Douglas's.

Also in the neighborhood were:

the Walkers

Johnstons

-  the Harpers

-  theTaylors

-  the Ramages

-  the Huths

etc, etc."

Leaving Niddrie

"I got married and moved to Stockbridge in 1962' then to USA in 1967.

I have so many wonderful memories of living on the Terrace and having all these great families around us."

Rose Fotheringham (née Sands), Naples, Florida, USA:  August 16, 2013

 

Recollections

8.

Norma Allan (née Hardy)

Edinburgh

Thank you to Norma Allan who wrote:

Bob Bertram

"An old friend of mine, Bob Bertram, was brought up in Niddrie MainsI wonder if anybody remembers him.

He died a two years ago and was a well-known folk-singer in Edinburgh (Edinburgh Folk Club, etc)."

Memorial Book

"I'm busy completing a Memorial Book of his complete works (songs and poems) and am looking for a photo of the old Niddry Mains. I will probably go along and take some photos of it as it is today."

Norma Allan Edinburgh:  March 12, 2014

Reply to Norma?

If you remember bob Bertram and would like to send a reply to Norma, please email me, then I'll pass on her email address to you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  March 12, 2014

 

Recollections

9.

Norma Allan (née Hardy)

Edinburgh

Thank you to Norma Allan for following up her 'Recollections 8' above.

Norma now writes:

Memorial Book

Bob Bertram

"I recently compiled and produced my book:

 ‘The Complete Works of Bob Bertram

A Memorial Edition

Lyrics and Poems

Throughout his adult life, Bob wrote hundreds of lyrics and poems on a wide range of subjects from the humorous to more serious topical themes, usually written on wee scraps of paper!

Setting his lyrics to traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, he often performed them in the Edinburgh Folk Club and at various local folk venues.

Around 2005, with equipment provided by the School of Scottish Studies, my brother, David Hardy, and I set about recording and transcribing his complete repertoire. It was a mammoth but satisfying task.

In 2008, I produced a small book ‘Selected Songs and Poems of Bob Bertram’ and now, finally, in December 2014, I've produced his complete works with CD to accompany the book.

Sadly, Bob died in 2009 and will not see this latest book in print. Nevertheless, I am sure it will bring great pleasure to those who remember this warm, chirpy Edinburgh character and even to those who never met him in Rutherford’s, his favourite watering-hole, telling a stream of jokes, puns and songs which flowed from him like water out of a tap."

Norma Allan Edinburgh:  March 12, 2014

Book for Sale

Norma tells me that from tomorrow afternoon onwards, Monday, 22 December 2014, it should be possible to buy a copy of her book:

    -  from Coda Books, 12 Bank Street, The Mound or

    -  from Blackwell's South Bridge in the room to the left of the main Information Desk

    -  direct from Norma, or from her Snowgoose web site 

Book + CD:  £15            CD only: £8          +  £3 postage if mailing is required.

Please email me if you'd like me to give you Norma's email address.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 21,2014

 

  Recollections

10.

James Innes Macleod

formerly
James Innes

Thank you to James Innes, Manager of The Monseigneur/Jacey cinema in Princes Street in the 1960s, who wrote:

Hay Avenue

Happy Childhood

"I spent most of my life living with my Grandparents at 3 Hay Avenue in Niddrie, at number 3.  What a great life we had then, as most of your entries confirm.

We all had no money but I'm sure each of us had a very happy childhood.

I still live in Niddrie just round from where I lived all those years ago. All our old flats have now gone but I am very happy to be here."

Neighbours from the Past

"Here are some of the people from Hay Avenue that I'd like to hear from:

at No.1:
James and Kathleen Hussien who stayed with the O`Lones.  James was my Best Man in 1957.

-  at No.3:
  above me - 
Adam Thomson
  next door to Adam, above Mrs Gibson -  the
McQueens

-  at No.5:
 
Charlotte Jardine
 Her father was Manager of Parkers Stores, at Surgeons Hall.

School Friends

I went to St Francis School with friends like:

Joe Gannon.

Dan Gillespie.

Dan Sweeney.

Ann Walsh.

Anne Welsh.

I could give you many more names,but I'll leave it there for the moment.

James Innes Macleod (formerly James Innes, before marrying Joan Macleod):  December 24, 2014

Reply to James?

If you remember James and would like to contact him, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on his email address to you.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 24, 2014

 

  Recollections

11.

Tony Ivanov

Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Tony Ivanov who wrote, after reading Recollections 10 above:

Hay Avenue

Happy Childhood

"While I don’t remember the name James Innes, I used to live at 5 Hay Avenue from  the late-1940s until around 1951.  I was born at 38 Niddrie Mains Drive before moving to 5 Hay Avenue.

My aunt, Nancy Curran, along with her sister Cathy and their brother Dan, continued to live at this house for a few years after I left.

This was at a time when it was common for two or even more married members of the same family to live in the same house.

I do recall the name Jardine, living in the same stair."

Tony Ivanov, Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland:  December 24, 2014

 

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

Notes and Maps showing areas
of Craigmillar and Niddrie

 

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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