George T Smith

British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to George T Smith who wrote

Willie Merrilees

"I remember Willie Merrilees as a colourful character and I have no doubt many EdinPhoto fans will have recollections of him and both  his professional and charitable deeds.

Personally I believe his life and work would form a good basis for a TV series to rival Rebus."

George T Smith, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Merrilees Web Site

Thank you, George, for also telling me about this web site that gives a brief summary of the life and work of William Merrilees OBE.

'Wee Willie' Merrilees - Scotland's Most Famous Policeman

There are many colourful stories of the escapades of the Leither, Willie Merrilees OBE (1898-1984, who, in 1950, was appointed Chief Constable of the Lothians & Peebles Constabulary.




Gerard McEwan

near Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland

Thank you to Gerard McEwan who wrote:

City of Edinburgh Police

"Edinburgh is my 'adopted city'."

Police Boxes and Pillars

"I run the Scottish Police Medals web site which 'does what it says on the tin'.  This site has three Galleries for Edinburgh City Police:

Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 include many photos of:

-  Police Officers

-  Police Equipment

-  Police Medals

-   Gallery 3 includes a definitive list from 'General Orders' giving:

-  the locations of all Police Boxes and Pillars in 1933."

Gerard McEwan, near Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland:  May 13+ 15, 2014




Gerard McEwan

Gerard added:

Francis Horace Berry

Former Assistant Chief Constable

"I'm looking for a photo of Francis Horace Berry, former Assistant Chief Constable of Edinburgh City Police. If you can point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated."

Gerard McEwan, near Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland:  May 13+ 15, 2014

Reply to Gerard McEwan?

Unfortunately, I don't know of any photos of Frances Horace Berry.  If you know of any, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on the information to Gerald.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 14, 2015


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