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Recollections  -  South Edinburgh

Liberton

 

Recollections

1.

Matt Rooney
Ayrshire, Scotland

Baxters the Butchers

2.

Dave Woolard
Edinburgh

Liberton Dams

3.

Bob Henderson
Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Baxters Butchers

Bike and Basket

Hens

The Baxter Family

Wages

4.

Matt Rooney
Ayrshire, Scotland

Baxters Butchers

5.

Jack White
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Liberton Farm

Milk Deliveries

6.

Paul Sutherland
Glasgow, Scotland

Liberton Lawn Tennis Club

7.

Richard Kent
Leith, Edinburgh

and reply from

Richard Kent
Leith, Edinburgh

Liberton St Agnus

8.

Alastair Berry
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada

Neighbours

Wartime

Meadowhead Farm

Farm Workers

The Mill

Other Jobs

Emigration

9.

Robert T Russell
Minnesota, USA

Liberton High School

10.

Thomas Cook
Gracemount, Edinburgh

Schools at Liberton

11.

Frank White
Blackley, Manchester, England

Poor Clare's Convent

-  Sister Anthony

12.

Danny Callaghan
Blackley, Manchester, England

Poor Clare's Convent

13.

Allan Dodds
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Dr Guthrie's Approved School

14.

Alastair Berry
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada

Beekeeping

15.

Joanna Miller
Liberton, Edinburgh

Kingston Avenue Building

- Question

15.

Reply

1.

Ken Mortimer

Craigend Dairy

Cramond Island Dairy

Craigend Community

By the Campsite

The Wild Ram

16.

Allan Dodds
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Shopping

- Grandpa and his dog, 'Dandy'

17.

Ronald Wilson

Liberton Lawn Tennis Club

18.

Dense Warren
New Zealand

Matthew Alexander  -  Question

19.

Sal Calvin
Egremont, Cumbria, England

Poor Clares Convent

-  Sister Mary Veronica

20.

Ronnie Murphy
West Yorkshire, England

Liberton Golf Course

21.

Lorraine Edwards
Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Question:

-  Captain's Road carving

1.

Matt Rooney

Ayrshire, Scotland

Thank you to Matt Rooney, New Cumnock. Ayrshire, Scotland, for the recollections the second of his many jobs in and around Edinburgh, working for Baxters the Butchers at Liberton Dams

Baxters the Butchers

"I worked for Baxters the Butchers at Liberton Dams.

Miss O'Dair (?) -  I'm not too sure of the spelling  -  gave me a penny to get the tram up to Liberton proper with a huge basket of meat parcels for the big houses in that area and across to Lasswade Road.  I then had to walk back down with the Empty Basket

Going in the other direction, towards the University Annexe up at the cross roads and back again, on one December morning, I found half a crown and a penny in the snow,

This was at a time when a butcher boy's wages were £1 per week and my mum, being a widow, giving me six pence pocket money, so that I could spend it at the local cinema, three pence for the pictures and three pence for sweets. We could buy Mackays toffee in the same type of coloured paper as they use today."

Matt Rooney, ( now aged 73), Ayrshire, Scotland  August 2005

2.

Dave Woolard

Edinburgh

Thank you to Dave Woolard who wrote about picnics in Liberton, in the south of Edinburgh.

Dave refers to Eastie (East Arthur Place), Middlie (Middle Arthur Place) and Arthur Street.  These are all streets in  Dumbiedykes, near Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, where Dave and his family used to live.

Dave wrote:

Liberton Dams

"Most families from Eastie  Middlie and Arthur street would go for picnic on a Sunday to Liberton Dams if the weather was nice.

There was a wee burn ran through the glen so we used collect stones and build dams to make the water deeper."

Dave Woolard, Edinburgh:  February 12, 2007

 

3.

Bob Henderson

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to Bob Henderson for his memories of working at Liberton.

Bob wrote

Baxters Butchers

"Before I started my slater's apprenticeship at the age of fifteen, I worked with JB Baxters at the foot of Liberton Brae.

By that time, in the first few months of 1954, we had moved on from Matt Rooney's experience at Baxters (See 1 above)."

Bike and Basket

"We had a bike with a large basket on the front.  Matt used to have to walk up Liberton Brae.  I used to have to trundle a bike about 3 sizes too big for me up there."

Hens

"I hope Matt reads this and he will remember the hatch next to Miss O-Dair's (I can't spell it either) cash desk, leading down to the cellar where there were stone hen coops.

The customers used to bring their birds to be killed and dressed.  This job usually landed on myself and the other older apprentice butcher Peter Hunter. There was a hook arrangement on one of the supporting timbers into which you would put the birds foot so that you could pull the tendons out of the leg."

The Baxter Family

"When I was there Mr Baxter had died and there was a manager called Mr McDonald. The Baxter family lived in one of the big houses on the main road just up past the King's Buildings.

One of the jobs we had to do was take the son of the family to school on the front of the bike, up Liberton Brae to the small primary school at the top of Mount Vernon Road."

Wages

"I was much better paid than Matt we worked six days, 6 am to about 6-20 pm. - it depended on how long it took to wire brush the butcher's block -  with a half day on a Wednesday all for the handsome sum of thirty shillings (£1-50) for the youngsters.

Oh happy days!"

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh: December 4, 2006

 

4.

Matt Rooney

Ayrshire, Scotland

Matt Rooney replied to Bob Henderson's message (3 above).

Matt wrote:

Baxters Butchers

"Yes, I do remember the hatch beside Miss O'Dair's desk, and all the sawdust that got a bit bloody during the day when they chopped the carcasses.

I cannae remember the hen coops.  I think I remember the hens hanging outside the shop but, then again, it could have been W.G. Adams, the butcher's shop at Dalkeith.

In those days, especially in the winter season, it was a common sight outside most of the butchers' shops.  You would see rabbits, hares and pheasants, and most other things that were edible, back then.

I'm pleased that Bob decided to change jobs like myself.  It was really quite bad at times down in the cellar, as there wasn't much heat because of the meat, but I did learn how to pare the meat of the bones before it went into the mincer."

Matt Rooney, Ayrshire, Scotland:  December 8, 2007

 

5.

Jack Wylie

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

After reading Pat Reid's comments about farms around Polton, Jack Wylie wrote:

Liberton Farms

"Pat's comments really bring back lots of memories, and I think more so for people like myself who left Scotland many years ago, to be exact 1954 the first time.

I've lived in Australia and South Africa, and have been in  Canada since 1977.  I've been back to Scotland many times for a holiday.

Before I left to go to Australia, i was living in Burdiehouse, which really isn't that far from Bonnyrigg.  In those days, it  was surrounded with farms.

Milk Deliveries

I delivered milk before I went to James Clark school in the morning.  The farm was on Liberton Drive, and the farmer was called Marshall Milne.

I remember Granny Marshall making us a big fried breakfast before we left to deliver the milk, which was of course straight from the cows that morning.

The tips for delivering the milk were great.  I think we thought everybody that lived on Liberton Drive, in these big houses was wealthy.  Maybe they were.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:  reply posted in EdinPhoto guest book, December 7, 2008

 

6.

Paul Sutherland

Glasgow, Scotland

Thank you to Paul Sutherland, Glasgow, who wrote:

Liberton Lawn Tennis Club

"When I Googled Liberton Lawn Tennis Club a few months ago, I discovered that the final President of the club was Robin Welsh and that he had bequeathed a file of papers and photographs to the National Library of Scotland.

The file includes a photograph* taken by J C H Balmain of the Liberton Lawn Tennis Club Ladies' Team in 1928.  They were winners of the Scottish Inter-Club Cup in 1924/25/26/27/28.

I then found that Robin's father was the local land-owner and farmer, who built the tennis club on his farm at Liberton Mains. His farm house was, from memory, probably Georgian and suffered the ignominy of being bought by Scottish Brewers in the 1950s as the Inch estate grew up around it.  The  infamous Rob Roy pub was plonked right in front of it.

Both the pub and the farmhouse were demolished around 10 to 15 years ago to build a pocket of high-density housing  -  a good thing in the case of the pub and a pity in the case of the old farmhouse."

Paul Sutherland, Glasgow, Scotland:  November 9, 2011

Unfortunately, I am not able to add this photo to the EdinPhoto web site without first seeking permission from the National Library of Scotland to add it to the site.

7.

Richard Kent

Leith Edinburgh

Richard Kent wrote:

Liberton St Agnes

"My great-great-grandmother, Jessie Rose, was a domestic servant in a house called 'Liberton, St Agnes', according to the 1871 census.

The census sheet that I downloaded from the Scotland's People website, shows this property to have been between a house called Powburn (or maybe it means the actual village of Powburn?) and a property called 'Mount Pleasant'.

I can find no record of 'Liberton St Agnes' in any Ordnance Survey map of that era, so I wonder if you think it's possible that this was purely an informal name for the house by which the family living there knew it?

I'm obviously keen to know where it may be (or may have been).

The head of the household was one Andrew Fullarton who was a 'gas meter manufacturer' and the house had two servants, so I suspect it was reasonably large and that he was fairly prosperous.

Richard Kent, Leith, Edinburgh:  November 22, 2009

Reply to Richard?

If you'd like to send a reply to Richard, please email me, then I'll forward your message to him.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  November 23, 2009

 

 7.

Reply

1.

Richard Kent

Leith Edinburgh

Richard Kent found the answer to his own question (above) and told me:

Liberton St Agnes

"I finally tracked down the answer to my question (7 above) just last week. It was a villa about two thirds of the way up Kirk Brae on the left.  It is now no. 73 and is called Caledon House.

The original house survived until about 5 years ago but, for reasons which seem inexplicable, it was rebuilt as a Scandinavian-style chalet!

The house next to it, 'Mount Pleasant' on that 1871 census is still there.  It is now 75 Kirk Brae: it is a listed building with a sizeable garden and a white fountain."

Richard Kent, Leith, Edinburgh:  November 22, 2009

Recollections

8.

Alastair Berry

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Thank you to Alastair Berry, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, for sending me some of his memories of Liberton in the 1940s.

Alastair wrote:

Neighbours

"I lived at 4 Kirkgate

 Dr Frost lived opposite

-  The Dicksons, plumbers I think, lived at No. 2.

Granny Griffin'  lived on the Corner."

Wartime

"I was  9 when the war  started and  15 when it  finished....

 I went  to Heriots by  tram, a  No. 1  or No. 7  to Nicolson Square, then, walked  past a  British Restaurant, 'The Clarinda',  I think."

Meadowhead Farm

"On my holidays I worked on Meadowhead Farm a Morton Hall  property , farmed by a William Hamilton who was  based at Muirhouse Farm, Lasswade Road, just  beyond Burdiehouse Burn.  His dad had  South House Farm along Captains  Road."

For Meadowhead Farm, a large field had been carved out of what is now the Braid Hills golf course.

Although I was only about 14, I had a .22  pump  rifle and would  shoot the pigeons (to eat) that came to feast  on the  stooksI also set  snares  to catch rabbits in the  whin bushes  on the  Braid Hills.  I must  have  been obnoxious!"

Farm Workers

"Turnips and  oats  seemed  to be  the  main crops.  The entire farm was managed, except when the mill came round, by:

Paddy, an Irish man who lived  in the  farmhouse.

- 'Old Matthy'   who lived in a  cottage  at the turn-off where a  road leads up to   Blackford Hill Observatory.  He  trudged, on foot, down to Liberton Dams  then up the  track by Tower Mains Farm (?) and across Braid Hills  Drive  to Meadowhead.

In my memory  today, he looked at least 100 years old. He smoked a wee  cutty  pipe, with a  silver lid, filled  with 'Digger's Impy Twist'.

with help from:

-  myself and  Mrs Pendreich(?), the wife of a couple who lived in the gatehouse

-  myself

-  three horses.

The Mill

"Meadowhead farm had a built in mill and magnificent one-lung  steam engine, but I never  saw  it  being fired up. There was a  tall brick chimney stack  that  set Meadowhead  apart  from the  other district farms.

Whenit was time to thresh some  wheat, the  cottagers  next to the smithy (Dallands?) on the corner of Captain's Road and  the  Penicuik Road,  came  out  to get  their bag  mattresses  filled  with  clean  new  wheat  chaff,  which seems  very  quaint  now!"

Other Jobs

"In the event things changed at Meadowhead Farm.

Hamilton got a brand new single-cylinder John Deere, and I got  into the  University and worked on The Inch, Burdiehouse  and  several other  building sites Finally, I landed a job on the  Moat Coal Pit  in Roslin.

Later, my work was curtailed as I had to intern in hospitals during the  holidays."

Emigration

"On graduation, I left Edinburgh, never  to return, except for about 3  visits.

I've seldom looked  back, and am now I am very  comfortably settled on a  hillside overlooking  the  sea, on Vancouver Island, with Google Earth and it's  street  views, to show  me what  has  been  going  on in Edinburgh, including the  demolition of  three  high rise apartment blocks at Gracemount  that  I never knew  even existed!"

Alastair Berry, Age 81, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada:  May 9, 2011

 

Recollections

9.

Robert T Russell

Minnesota, USA

Thank you to Robert T Russell for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guestbook.

Robert wrote:

Liberton High School

Question

"My ancestor, Thomas Russell (1802-1903) was born in Liberton.  He wrote that he attended high school and studied Latin.

Can someone please tell me what high school served Liberton in the early eighteen hundreds?

I would much appreciate finding the answer."

Robert T Russell, Minnesota, USA: 
Message and email address posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  August 7, 2011

Reply to Robert?

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

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  August 8, 2011

 

Recollections

10.

Thomas Cook

Gracemount, Edinburgh

Thank you to Thomas Cook for replying to Robert T Russell's question in 9 above.

Thomas wrote:

Schools at Liberton

Reply

"Robert asks the whereabouts of a High School in Liberton in the early 1800ís.

I doubt there was a High School as South Edinburgh was then mostly agricultural

I am only aware of one school at Liberton.  It was for younger children and was adjacent to the Liberton Inn at that time.

As you will be aware,  only families with money enjoyed higher education and that would be in the city."

Thomas Cook, Gracemount, Edinburgh:  October 9, 2011

 

Recollections

11.

Frank White

Blackley, north Manchester, England

Thank you to Frank White for allowing me to reproduce a photo of Poor St Clares Convent in Edinburgh.

Frank wrote:

Poor Clares Convent

Sister Anthony

"Here is a picture of Poor Clares Convent, Lasswade Rd Liberton, Edinburgh.  On the back of the picture it is blank apart from an address.

©

My great aunt, Sister Anthony (Honorah White, b.1892 Preston) was a nun at the convent from 1955 up to her death in January 1959.

She joined the order at Bullingham, Hereford, then moved in 1927, as a young professed, to open help establish an order in Workington.  By 1945 she was in charge of the externs

In June 1948 sister Anthony and twelve other sisters moved to Tadcaster, West Yorkshire, where they founded another foundation.

In 1955 the community moved, yet again, to Edinburgh. Sister Anthony remained in Edinburgh till her passing in 1959."

Question

"Can anybody give me any more info on Sister Anthon  -  photos or anything at all?  I am tracing my family tree and any info would be helpful

She was from a large family.  Her father was born in 1852 Boston USA.  Her brother, William, died in Glasgow due to a fall into the dry dock on June 15 1915, while serving in the royal navy."

Frank White, Blackley, north Manchester, England:  November 16, 2011

 Recollections

12.

Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

It was good to see a quick reply from Danny Callaghan to Frank White's question in Recollections 11 above.

Danny wrote:

Convent at Gracemount

"There was a post today from Frank White about the Poor Clares Convent.   There is quite a bit about the convent already on the EdinPhoto web site, under heading, Gracemount.  Frank may not have seen this.

I cannot offer any help, other than what I posted there, but Jim Gilmour may have more info on Sister Anthony.

I am in the area sometimes, so if Frank White would like me to, I could have a look to see if Sister Anthony is on one of the gravestones and photograph it if he wishes."

Nuns and Monks

Names

"It's a funny thing that Frank White's great aunt was called Sister Anthony!

I was told, the other day, that at Polmont Borstal, just down from me, there was an order of monks who worked there, looking after the Catholic boys. 

They also had a strange name system.  One was called Father Mary Joseph.   On his first interview with a new inmate, he used to look to see if they sniggered etc at his name.   If they did they got a bit of a roughing up and never sniggered again.   Imagine if they tried that now!"

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  November 27, 2011

 Recollections

13.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds who wrote:

Dr Guthrie's Approved School

"My grandparents lived at Liberton.

Every Sunday morning at Liberton Kirk the 'bad boys', as they were then called, from Dr Guthrie's Approved School - then called a borstal, would attend church dressed in a dowdy grey.

I was always warned against bad behaviour and the Guthrie boys were a constant reminder of what lay in store for miscreants."

Allan Dodds:  November 26, 2011

Recollections

14.

Alastair Berry

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Thank you to Alastair Berry, who wrote:

Beekeeping

"I was a  kid, aged twelve in 1942, when I took a College of Agriculture course on Beekeeping The practical side of the course was done at the Experimental Farm at The Inch, near the doocot.

James Cunningham and George Pearce(?)  from Peebles ran the apiary, and occasionally.  I handled the bees  there, as I kept two hives at home, at 4 Kirkgate, Liberton I was not scared of bees, if a demonstration was  being done.

It was through beekeeping that I met James Dunbar from out Murrayfield way.  He kept bees  too,  in his back garden.  He was the mainstay of Dunbar's lemonade factory in Albion Road."

Alastair Berry, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada:  January 26, 2012

Recollections

15

Joanna Miller

Liberton, Edinburgh

Joanna Miller wrote:

Question

Kingston Avenue Building

"I am researching the Liberton area as a bit of a new hobby.  I am keen to find out more about a building at the end of Kingston Avenue on Old Dalkeith Road. It is just rubble now but it looks like it was a farm at some point and I have heard it may have been a dairy.

Do you have any pictures of this building or do you have any information about it?"

Joanna Miller, Liberton, Edinburgh:  May 3, 2012

Reply to Joanna

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures or information to pass on to Joanna, but perhaps somebody else may be able to help her.  If you'd like to contact Joanna, please email me, then I'll give you her email address.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 3, 2012

Recollections

15

Reply

1

Ken Mortimer

Ken Mortimer wrote:

Reply

Craigend Dairy

"Joanna Millers question about the dairy at the foot of Kingston Avenue prompted some recollections of my time living in the area.

I think the building Joanna asked about would be Craigend Dairy.  Access to it was from Old Dalkeith Road by a rough cobbled drive opposite Kingston Avenue. It's now blocked off.

The house was at the top of a short rise in what could have been an old quarry, with the byre on the left as you got near the top of the drive.

When I was a child there were at most a couple of cows there but only for a short while, as it was already run down.  It was owned by Dolly Paris who lived there on her own.  She left the dairy mid- to late-1960s to move into the house next to what was The Kirklands Guest House.

Very quickly, the dairy fell into disrepair, and was either vandalized or demolished.  A couple of years ago, I tried to locate the old dairy.  Nature has reclaimed a great deal of the land it used to stand on and what were at one time familiar landmarks were no longer evident."

 

Cramond Island Dairy

"Dolly was friendly with Mr and Mrs Malcolm who lived in one of the houses opposite the end of the drive from the dairy. Mrs Malcolm had grown up on the dairy on Cramond Island. I remember her talking about crossing the causeway from the island while the tide was still going out splashing through the water in a horse and cart with the milk churns in the cart to get them to the market and sold as early as she could."

 

Craigend Community

"There was a sense of community round Craigend, which centred on the shop on the corner of the Vennel and Under Craigend cottages, run by Walter Brownlie and his wife Jean.

It stocked lots of grocery basics.  It also served the Little France campsite which stood where the Infirmary does now  The doorstep morning milk deliveries often went missing  We suspected the campers would forage for some early morning supplies.

 

By the Campsite

"There was also an Esso garage down beside the campsite which was run by the Shaws. A bit further on was Bogie Lane next to Pentecox which I think was on the site of the old Newton Wagonway  -  a great car-free and bus-free way to learn to cycle on our old rusty bone shaker bike. And of course, there was also Mary Queen of Scots' tree which was in a sorry state even then before it was removed. "

 

The Wild Ram

"One other memory from the time was the wild ram which used used to run wild in the Craigmillar castle woods and surrounds. My one encounter with it was when it emerged from the top of the woods not long after I had jumped into the bottom of the field from Craigmillar Castle Road. Its unpredictable reputation preceded it and I turned and legged it clearing the fence to safety at the bottom of the field in one jump."

Joanna Miller, Liberton, Edinburgh:  May 3, 2012

 

Recollections

16

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds for sending me an extract about Liberton from his book, describing his grandfather and his pet dog, Dandy.   Allan tells me that both of whom lived together at Liberton in the 1950s.

Grandfather was 80 and Dandy was 12, each of them close to the end of their lives, when these events took place.

Alan wrote:

Shopping

Grandpa and his dog, 'Dandy'

"As Grandpa grew older he recruited Dandy to assist with his shopping. Dandy would be given a bag to carry in his mouth, containing a purse and a shopping list.

He would then be pointed down the road to the top of Liberton Brae where he would scratch at the door of the first shop. The shopkeeper would open the door, let Dandy in, and open the bag to read the note and see what was wanted. With the goods placed in the bag and the right money taken,

Dandy would be shown into the shop next door, and so on until all the shops had been visited.  Then Dandy would carry the shopping back to Grandpa who would check the purse for change to see that he hadnít been swindled by any of the shopkeepers."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Extract from Allan's book:  'Laughin' on the Ither Side o' Ma Face'

 

17.

Ronald Wilson

Thank you to Ronald Wilson for responding to the comments by Paul Sutherland in Recollections 6 above

Ronald wrote:

Liberton Lawn Tennis Club

"It was with interest that I read Paul Sutherlands posting on Liberton Lawn Tennis Club. The photo hangs on my wall. The 4th lady from the left was my mother, who won Junior Wimbledon in 1927."

Ronald Wilson:  November 15, 2012

 

18.

Denise Warren

New Zealand

Denise Warren asked:

Question

Matthew Alexander

"I'm starting to look for information about my family.

Does anyone remember my father, Matthew Alexander.  He was a twin with a brother, Robert.

He was born and grew up at Ellen's Glen, Edinburgh, then emigrated to New Zealand in the 1950s.

His father (George Glen Alexander) and mother (Elizabeth Hutchison) had a market garden at Ellen's Glen."

Denise Warren, New Zealand:  May 25, 2013

Reply to Denise

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

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 25, 2013

 

Recollections

19.

Sal Calvin

Egremont, Cumbria, England

Thank you to Sal Calvin, Egremont, Cumbria, England who wrote:

Poor Clares Convent

Sister Anthony

"I read with great pleasure, today, the story in Recollections 11 above of Frank White's great aunt who was a Poor Clare at the convent in Liberton.

My great aunt was also a Poor Clare, at the convent at Park End road in Workington, West Cumbria then she, too, moved to Liberton.

Her name was Rachael Ellison - Sister Mary Veronica.  She also moved briefly to Tadcaster to help with groundwork at the convent but suffered a physical injury whilst carrying out garden clearance.  She returned to Liberton where she died in the early 1960s.

Last year, I was lucky enough to meet a lovely couple from Liberton who found Auntie Rae's grave in the enclosed nuns' cemetery at the site of the old convent. They also kindly arranged for me to access the cemetery and pay my respects to Sister Veronica.

I also have further information on the convent, and of my aunt's life.  I'd be pleased to share it with Frank if hew were interested in it."

Sal (Sally Ann) Calvin, Egremont, Cumbria, England:  July 2, 2013

Poor Clares Convent

I've now forwarded Frank White's email address to Sal.

I hope Sal will be able to make contact with Frank.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh :  July 11, 2013

 

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20.

Ronnie Murphy

West Yorkshire, England

Thank you to Ronnie Murphy who wrote:

Liberton Golf Course

Market Garden

"Does anybody remember the market garden in the middle of the golf course?  My mate, Eddie Henderson's dad owned it.

At that time, in the late-1950s, it had no electricity, I suppose because of where it was.  They had a tilley lamp.

Ronnie Murphy, West Yorkshire, England:  January 6, 201

 

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Lorraine Edwards

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Lorraine Edwards wrote:

Question

Captain's Road

"I wonder if anyone knows the history behind the bottle and glass carved on the wall on Captain's Road, Edinburgh.

My dad showed this carving to my sister and me many years ago, but none of our relatives that I've spoken to knows anything about it."

Lorraine Edwards, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  July 16, 2015

Reply to Lorraine?

I was not aware of the carving that Lorraine mentions above, but I'll look out for it next time I pass along Captain's Road.

If you know anything about this carving, please email me to let me know.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: July 20, 2015

 

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