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Recollections

St Patrick's Church

Between High Street and Cowgate, Edinburgh

 

St Patrick's Church

Cowgate

1.

Tony Ivanov
Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

Priests

Canon Turner

2.

Eric Gold
East London, England

Schools

Funeral Procession

Church and Schools

3.

Bob Henderson
Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Canon Burnie - 1943

4.

Peter Jenkins
Surrey, England

Canon Turner

5.

Peter Jenkins
Surrey, England

Canon Turner

6.

Tony Ivanov
Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

Canon Turner

7.

Betty Myers (née Cooney)
New York, USA

Miss Burnie

Canon Turner

1.

Tony Ivanov

Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

Tony wrote:

"Seeing this photograph of St Patrick's Church below brought back memories.  I was an alter boy there back in the '1950s."

St Patrick's Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh  -  Photograph 2005 ©

Priests

"The priests at the time were Father, later to become Canon Turner, Father Gallagher and if I remember correctly, Father McQuewen (but I'm not sure if I've spelt his name correctly).

Here is a photo of myself with Canon Turner taken on either my First Communion Day or, judging from the age I appear to be, perhaps it might have been my Confirmation Day.

I remember St Patrick's School quite vividly as it was my primary school after St. Ann's but don't have any photos of it."

Tony Ivanov:  Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland:  December 10, 2007

Tony added:

Canon Turner

"Here is a photo of myself with Canon Turner taken on either my First Communion Day or, judging from the age I appear to be, perhaps it might have been my Confirmation Day.

Canon Turner and Tony Ivanov, photographed outside St Patrick's Church in the 1950s ©

I remember St Patrick's School quite vividly as it was my primary school after St. Ann's but don't have any photos of it."

Tony Ivanov:  Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland:  December 10, 2007

 

2.

Eric Gold

East London, England

Thank you to Eric Gold (formerly known as Eric McKenzie) who saw the photograph above and wrote.

Schools

"It was great to see the photo of Tony Ivanov sent of himself and Cannon Turner.  I remember Cannon Turner well.  Tony must have been at St Patrick's at the same time as me.

I was at:

     (1)  St Ann's 1953 -55.

     (2)  St Patrick's from 1955 - 60.

     (3)  St Anthony's near Leith  until 1963.

Then, I took up a great seafaring career.

Funeral Procession

"I  remember when Canon Turner died.  It was a huge funeral. From the Grassmarket to the end of the Cowgate and St Mary's Street was all sealed off.

We were all lined up outside the chapel.  A wild guess, I would say that was in 1958.   (- actually 1960.  See 4 below.)

I also remember Father McHugh, and there was another priest too called Father McNeil.

I'm trying hard to get a St Patrick's school photo, but with no luck at all."

Eric Gold:  East London:  December 13, 2007

Church and Schools

Thank you to Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh, who attended both St Patrick's school and St Ann's school for providing a sketch showing the location of several of the buildings in the area.

Map of the Old Town of Edinburgh, including High Street, Cowgate and South Bridge  -  1830 ©

Around 1950

 

3.

Bob Henderson

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Thank you for more recollections from Bob Henderson.

Bob wrote

Canon Burnie  -  1943

"I remember Canon Burnie from when I was at St. Ann's school in 1943.  He was a wee wiry man who walked with a cane which he used liberally to whack us boys if he caught us up to mischief.

Like the time, for instance, when he caught us in the empty water tank just after the war. I was last to climb out so I was the one who got caught and whacked about the shins with the dreaded cane."

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  December 13, 2007

 

4.

Peter Jenkins

Surrey, England

Thank you to Peter Jenkins, Surrey, England, who wrote:

Canon Turner

"You have  a photo of Canon Turner with Tony Ivanov.  It was such a thrill to see a photo of Canon James Turner outside of our family collection

Canon Turner was my great Uncle and is also the brother of Driver John Turner whose photograph you have as an example of GR Mackays work.

 A photograph of Driver John Turner taken by the Edinburgh photographer G R Mackay ©

Canon Turners funeral was in March 1960

Peter Jenkins, Surrey, England:  March 13, 2003

 

5.

Peter Jenkins

Surrey, England

Request for Info or Photos

Thank you to Peter Jenkins who sent another message.

Peter wrote:

Canon Turner

"Can I ask if you could possibly put out an appeal for any more photos or information on Canon Turner?

From the information on your site and personal recollections within the family he was an extremely popular man.  Hundreds lined the streets for his funeral.

Given this information it has always surprised me that there is not a single record of his existence on the internet despite my searching endlessly.

I would be grateful for any photos or information/recollections anyone can provide."

Peter Jenkins, Surrey, England:  April 2, 2003

 

6.

Tony Ivanov

Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

Tony Ivanov replied to Peter Jenkins' request for information about Canon Turner.

Tony wrote:

Canon Turner

    Canon Turner and Tony Ivanov, photographed outside St Patrick's Church in the 1950s ©

"At the time when my photograph was taken with Canon Turner I was an alter boy at St Patrick's church, and remained so for quite a few years.

My recollections of Canon Turner are that he was a good man, always friendly, never got angry and was well liked by his parishioners.

Most parish priests, and all members of the clergy, tend to be remembered personally by those who knew them and not necessarily in written text.

Peter Jenkins can be assured that there will be many others who remember his great uncle.  To be fondly remembered after over fifty years is remarkable"

Tony Ivanov:  Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland:  April 5, 2008.

 

7.

Tony Ivanov

Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Tony Ivanov fow writing again and enclosing this photograph of the altar boys at St Pat's school.

Please click on this image to enlarge it and read about it.

Tony wrote:

Two girls in St Mary's School Playground, York Place ©

Tony Ivanov:  Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland:  August 11, 2009

 

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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

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