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Studio Photo from Leith Street Studio, Edinburgh

Four Brothers

1939

Four Brothers  -   All Members of The Scots Guards

Four  brothers, all members of theScots Guards, taken at Jerome's Studio, 79 Leith Street, in 1939

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norrie Sneddon, Haddington, East Lothian, Edinburgh                  Photo taken August 1939

 

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Norrie Sneddon

Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Norrie Sneddon who wrote:

Jerome Photo

Four Brothers

"Here is a photo of four brothers, all dressed in Royal Scots' uniforms.  The photo was taken in August 1939 at Jerome's studio, 79 Leith Street."

Jerome's Studio

    Jerome's Studio, 79 Leith Street, Edinburgh

The Royal Scots were also known, at various times, by the nicknames:

-  'Pontius Pilates Bodyguard'.

-  'The Green Brigade'

-  'First of the Line' and

-  'Hebron's Regiment.'

 

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The Scots Guards

and

The Royal Scots

    Four  brothers, all members of the Scots Guards, taken at Jerome's Studio, 79 Leith Street, in 1939

I mistakenly referred to this Regiment as the 'Royal Scots Guards' when I added this page to the web site yesterday, and telling me that there was no such Regiment. 

In fact, I should have referred to the Regiment as 'The Royal Scots', and I've now done that above.

Terry added:

" 'The Royal Scots' are known as:

-  'Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard'

-  'First of Foot' and

-  'Right of Line''

The Royal Scots are the oldest Regiment of Foot in the British Army."

Terry McGuire, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
:  Message posted in EdinPhoto Guestbook:  October 24, 2014

The four brothers in this photo are the Sneddon brothers.  They used to live in the High Street, Edinburgh, part of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

They are:

-  Robbie.

-  Jimmy.

-  Tom.

-  Bill, my Dad

High Street Buskers

"The Sneddon family helped run Stewart's Bar in Drummond Street, for a while.  Auntie Bella (Hope) (a sister) was a popular barmaid in the Wee Windaes.

We know little of their time in the  High Street, except they busked a bit, they all had braw voices and put on little shows in and around the High Street, for donations of course.

Norrie Sneddon, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland:  October 21+23, 2014

 

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      Four  brothers, all members of the Scots Guards, taken at Jerome's Studio, 79 Leith Street, in 1939

 

 

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