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Saint Andrew Square

'The American Hut'

 

Recollections

1.

Bill Hunter

Silverknowes, Edinburgh

Thank you to Bill Hunter, Silverknowes, Edinburgh, who sent this message.

Bill wrote:

Chancelot Terrace

"Every time I think about the 'olden days' I think back to my wife's Aunt Elizabeth Gray who lived in Chancelot Terrace from the age of six until she died in her nineties some years ago."

'The American Hut'

"My Aunt was born in 1896 and used to relate a story about going up to, what I think must have been a temporary hospital in St Andrew Square for soldiers wounded in the first world war.
She called this 'The American Hut'.  I have her autograph book that many of the soldiers, from all over the world signed.
I was always fascinated by this story but have never seen any reference to it anywhere else.  I just wondered if you had any information about it and if this would be recorded anywhere."
Bill Hunter, Silverknowes, Edinburgh:  July 19, 2007

If you know anything about 'The American Hut' please e-mail me, then I'll pass on your message to Bill.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs,  July 19, 2007.

Note for Bill Hunter:

I attempted to send you an e-mail today to tell you about update 2 below, but my message to you was not delivered.  Do you have a new e-mail address?

-  Peter Stubbs,  December 22, 2007.

 

Recollections

2.

Jessica Brockmole

Edinburgh

Thank you to Jessica Brockmole for telling me where more details of the 'American Hut' can be found.

Jessica wrote:

'The American Hut'

"They are currently working on St. Andrew Square, and there are signs posted along the fence recounting the history of the square.
A few of the signs mentioned the 'American Hut'.   I was intrigued enough to go to the Edinburgh Room in the Central Library, where the librarians were able to help me find more information about this.
It was apparently opened in March 1919 by the American YMCA for American servicemen who were in Edinburgh on leave.  Before this time, they had been housed in private houses, but the Hut provided them with a place to stay and eat.
I encourage you to ask about this at the Edinburgh Room at the Central Library, as they have a few pictures of this Hut.  Tantalizingly little information, but a few pictures!"
Jessica Brockmole, Edinburgh: December 18, 2007

 

Recollections

3.

Bill Hunter

Silverknowes, Edinburgh

Thank you to Bill Hunter for writing with more information about The American Hut.

Bill wrote:

The American Hut

"A web site called Edinburgh’s War, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War ,has been created by Edinburgh University.
The researchers were so taken by the story of The American Hut and my wife’s aunt’s involvement that the administrator, Alistair McEwan, scanned her autograph book and added it to the web site. 
Here is a link to The American Hut page on the web site.  It's in the Home Front (Veterans) section of the site and makes fascinating reading.
There is also an explanation about the Hut concept created by the American YMCA, the first one being the Eagle Hut in London.
Bill Hunter, Silverknowes, Edinburgh:  November 24, 2013

 

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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