"My parents were
from Scotland (father Glasgow and mother Edinburgh) but moved to
Cheshire before WW2.
My mother had
grown up in Union St off Leith Walk and coming up from England for
summer holidays my sister and I used to stay with Grandma Nichol on
the top flat, No 19, Union Street, which for years we were sure
was a skyscraper.
remember hurdy-gurdy men (one with a monkey) and many beggars in
Leith Walk which, after rural Cheshire, was very disquieting.
Joyce Messer, North
Island, New Zealand, December 18, 2006