Juniper Green Station and Church
"The church in the background on
this photo is St Margaret's at Juniper Green. The church was
completed in 1896 as a Church of Scotland Parish Church, half way between
Hailes (Colinton) Parish Church and Currie Parish Church.
Juniper Green Church and Balerno
Church were "Free Church of Scotland" churches until re-unification in
1929, hence the perceived need for another church in Juniper Green in
St Margaret's Church
merged with Juniper Green
Parish Church in the 1970's and was demolished for retirement
accommodation, however retaining the original red sandstone church hall as
part of the development.
I would guess the date of this photo to be the Edwardian
era. This is pure
'hunch' as the photo looks like a print for a commercial post card, which
would probably exclude WW1 and its immediate aftermath. It seems to be
a pre-grouping photo and therefore pre-1923.
Local stations were frequently
featured on post cards to send to friends in the pre-WW1 era. This
has provided enthusiasts with a record that might otherwise have been
George Murray, Currie, Edinburgh: October 24 + 27, 2008