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Edinburgh Recollections

Stenhouse

and

Broomhouse

 

1.

Stephen McMahon
Munich, Germany

Stenhouse Primary School

-  Brook Bond Certificate, Junior Art

-  Classes

-  Certificate of Merit, 1967-68

2.

Jean
Edinburgh

Looking for Old Photos

3.

Helen Litalien
(
née Kelly)

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Jim Kelly

4.

Lesley Morrison
(née Clark)

Young, New South Wales, Australia

St Aidan's Church

-  1952

5.

John Gray
Stenhouse, Edinburgh

St Aidan's Church

-  Chesser Avenue

6.

John Gray
Stenhouse, Edinburgh

St Aidan's Church

-  Location of Earlier Church?

7.

John Gray
Stenhouse, Edinburgh

St Aidan's Church

-  Bread Street

8.

Lesley Morrison
(
née Clark
)

Young, New South Wales, Australia

St Aidan's Church

-  Chesser Avenue

-  Stenhouse Drive

9.

Stephen McMahon
Munich, Germany

St Aidan's Church

-  Locations

10.

John Gray
Stenhouse, Edinburgh

St Aidan's Church

-  Locations

 

Recollections

1.

Stephen McMahon

Munich, Germany

Thank you to Stephen McMahon, now living in Germany, who wrote telling me about certificates he had found, awarded to him at Prizegiving Ceremonies in the 1960s, in the 'Wee Hall' at Stenhouse Primary School

Stephen wrote:

Stenhouse Primary School

Brooke Bond Certificate

Junior Art  -  1968

    Brooke Bond Certificate of Merit for Junior Art, 1968 ©

"Here is my Brooke Bond National School Awards Certificate, 1968.  I vaguely remember having to do 'something fancy' with a really ancient pen and ink to win this prize. The pen was either my first fountain pen (which cost about £1I saved for months to get it) or it was a nibbed affair that I had to dip into an inkwell.

I think I copied and illustrated a poem - fancy handwriting and picture.   Junior Art.  This might explain why I do what I do now."

Classes

"When I was in Primary 5b1, I was awarded a Certificate of Merit (not illustrated, but similar to the one below awarded two years later.)

I think the '1' part of '5b1' stood for the Easter intake of 5-year-olds (my birthday is in January so I was allowed to start school in spring.  My special Easter gift was my schoolbag!

The other kids, who started school in September were the '2' group.

The 'b' part of 5b1 probably referred to which part of the group you were in. In the 1960s, there were a lot of kids around so classes were often split."

Certificate of Merit

1967-68

    Certificate of Merit, Stenhouse School - 1967-68 ©

"When I was awarded this Certificate of Merit, I was in Primary ex 7a1.  The'1' part of the class left primary school at the end of the Winter/Easter term to attend secondary school.  That's why I'm '1' and 'ex'.

I had to come back to primary school to collect this certificate AND my Junior Art certificate - chuffed!  I was a pupil at Trinity Academy Prep School, at the time housed in the (since demolished) buildings at Bangholm - which, I think, had been the home of Trinity Academy Primary School before it moved to new buildings opposite the Senior School next to Victoria Park in Trinity).

I remember feeling like the, errm ... 'nether regions of a male canine creature' when my name was called and I rose to collect the certificates, wearing my new school uniform.

I won the prizes for being 2nd in Maths, 2nd or 3rd in English and 1st in Religious Knowledge, which I won 3 years in a row from P5 to P7.  That explains why I had three Bibles!"

Stephen McMahon, Munich, Germany:  December 15, 2008

 

Recollections

2.

Jean

Edinburgh

Jean left this message in the EdinPhoto guest book. 

Jean wrote:

Looking for Old Photos

"Has anyone got some old pics of Broomhouse around 1900 to 1958.  I'd like to see what it looked like then."

Jean, Edinburgh:  January 18, 2008

 

Recollections

3.

Helen Litalien (née Kelly)

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Thank you to Helen Litalien for adding a comment to the guest book.

Helen wrote:

Jim Kelly

"Our family moved from Dumbiedykes to Broomhouse around 1952.

My Dad, Jim Kelly, was a great singer and played the banjo.  We belonged to the Broomhouse Concert Party who gave concerts for the scheme and held dances at the school in Broomhouse.

I hope to hear from all who remember our family."

Helen Litalien (née Kelly), San Antonio, Texas, USA
Message added to EdinPhoto guest book:  January 27, 2009

If you'd like to contact Helen, you'll find her email address in one of the entries that she posted in the EdinPhoto guest book today, January 27, 2009.

Recollections

4.

Lesley Morrison (née Clark)

Young, New South Wales, Australia

Thank you to Lesley Morrison who wrote:

Question

St Aidan's Church

1952

"I was born in Edinburgh in 1952, but emigrated to Australia with my family in 1964.

I'm now  looking for a photo of St Aidan's Church, Stenhouse, where my parents were married in 1952.  I have been told that the original church has been demolished and re-built some distance away from where it was.

We have photos of my parents' wedding taken outside the church entry and one of the ceremony at the altar, but none of the actual church building."

Lesley Morrison, Young, New South Wales, Australia:  February 9, 2012

Photos of the Church?

If you know of any photos of St Aidan's Church that might be of interest to Lesley, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to Lesley.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 9, 2012

Recollections

5.

John Gray

Stenhouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Gray who wrote:

St Aidan's Church

Chesser Avenue

"Here are a couple of photos that I took of St Aidan's Church, Stenhouse, for the recent enquiry by Lesley Morrison from Australia.

Photo 1

St Aidan's Church, Stenhouse, including garden and church notice ©

Photo 2

St Aidan's Church, Stenhouse, including church window, entrance and tower ©

From what I have Googled, this would have been the church where her parents were married in 1952:

John Gray, Stenhouse, Edinburgh:  February 10+12, 2012

**  BUT, please also see 'Recollections 7 and 8' below.

St Aidan's Church

Chesser Avenue

These photos are St Aidan's Church at the northern end of Chesser Avenue, Stenhouse.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 9, 2012

Recollections

6.

John Gray

Stenhouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Gray for following Lesley Morrison's comment.

Lesley wrote:

"I have been told that the original church has been demolished and re-built some distance away from where it was."

John wrote:

St Aidan's Church

Location of Earlier Church?

"I cannot find any other location for St Aidan's Church, apart from it being initially held in a mill building - possibly Stenhouse Mill?  **

John Gray, Stenhouse, Edinburgh:  February 10+12, 2012

**  BUT, please also see 'Recollections 7 and 8' below.

Recollections

7.

John Gray

Stenhouse, Edinburgh

John Gray added

St Aidan's Church

Bread Street

"I have just been looking at Malcolm Cant's book, 'Edinburgh Shops' and, lo and behold, there on page 80 is a line drawing of the original St Aidan's Church.

It was next door to the St Cuthbert's store on Bread Street - now the Point Hotel.

St Cuthbert's acquired the church in 1934 and demolished it in 1937 to make the store larger. St Aidan's church then moved to Stenhouse.

John Gray, Stenhouse, Edinburgh:  February 13, 2012

Recollections

8.

Lesley Morrison (née Clark)

Young, New South Wales, Australia

Lesley Morrison replied:

St Aidan's Church

Chesser Avenue

"Thank you so much for the pictures sent in by John Gray of the present St Aidan's Parish Church in Chesser."

Lesley Morrison, Young, New South Wales, Australia:  February 16, 2012

However, Lesley has been investigating further and has discovered the location of the earlier St Aidan's Church at Stenhouse.  It was in Stenhouse Drive.

Thank you to Lesley for providing this photo of the Stenhouse Drive church, sent to her by current minister of St Aidan's Church.  Please click on the thumbnail image to enlarge it.

St Aidan's Church

Stenhouse Drive

      St Aiden's Church, Stenhouse Drive, Edinburgh ©

Recollections

9.

Stephen McMahon

Munich, Germany

Thank you to Stephen McMahon who replied. Stephen's answer is consistent with the message from Lesley Morrison in 8 above (which had not been added to the EdinPhoto web site when Stephen's message arrived.

Stephen wrote:

St Aidan's Church

Locations

"I've been following the St. Aidan's trail.  A bit of confusion has crept in to the location and photos of the church. I can't help with a photo of the church as it would have been in 1952, but I do know that the current St Aidan's church - the one in these photos - is not the church in question."

St Aidan's Church, Stenhouse, including garden and church notice ©            St Aidan's Church, Stenhouse, including church window, entrance and tower ©

"I grew up a stone's throw from St Aidan's in the late-1950s and 1960s.  It was located on the southern side of Stenhouse Drive between Stenhouse Grove and Stenhouse Place.  It was a large, dark-red brick building.

I've indicated the locations of the old and curent St Aidan's church  buildings on this extract from a 1955 map.

The current St. Aidan's church had a different name when I was a child.

Stephen McMahon, Munich, Germany:  February 16, 2012

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Stephen McMahon:

Recollections

10.

John Gray

Stenhouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Gray who wrote:

St Aidan's Church

The Move

"The church moved from Stenhouse Drive because the congreg-ation was diminishing and they amalgamated with the church in the current location at Chesser.

The church building at Stenhouse Drive was then demolished to deter vandalism."

John Gray, Stenhouse, Edinburgh:  March 3, 2012

 

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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