Roseburn

About a miles WSW of the West End of Princes Street

 

Recollections

1.

Laurie Thompson

Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

-  Railwaymen's Club

-  Question

2.

Duncan MacAuslan
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

-  George Heriot's:  Miss Hamilton

-  Coltbridge Terrace

-  Bonfires

-  Donkey

-  Bell's Mill

 

Recollections

1.

Laurie Thompson

Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

Thank you to Laurie Thompson who wrote:

Railwaymen's Club

"When I was very young, around 1950/51, my dad was a caretaker at a railwaymen's club near Roseburn.  Presumably, it served the nearby Haymarket loco shed We lived on the premises.

I've been back to look at the building that I remember.  It's now private flats, and the nice garden that it once had is now a car park ...

... but it does compare with a few photos I've got that were taken at the time.

Question

"Can anybody tell me what eventually happened to the railwaymen's club? Where did it move to, and when?"

Laurie Thompson, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England:  May 20+24+25, 2014

 

 Recollections

2.

Duncan MacAuslan

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Thank you to Duncan MacAuslan, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, who wrote:

Miss Hamilton

George Heriot's School

    

"I also remember Miss Hamilton from George Heriot's School"

Roseburn

Coltbridge Terrace

"We lived in Roseburn at 30 Coltbridge Terrace until 1964.

Bonfires

"At this time of year we were collecting wood and other combustibles for Guy Fawkes night.  We would build a big bonfire in Snow's Field along Coltbridge Gardens beyond the viaduct and behind a hedge opposite the bowling green. All the neighbourhood would gather and bring their fireworks and everyone had a great time."

Donkey

"As I recollect, there was a donkey in the top field and we'd sometimes try and ride it.  Every so often it would object and run down the hill dumping the rider into the Water of Leith."

Bell's Mill

"Bell's Mill was derelict, and was the border of our adventures along the west bank of the Water of Leith.  We used to climb though the ruins of the mill, pretending to be explorers.

In 1988, on one of my many returns to Edinburgh, I was astounded to find I'd been booked into the hotel built on the same site."

Duncan MacAuslan, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:  November 3, 2014 (2 emails)

 

 

 

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