Morningside Congregational Church
"Morningside Congregational Church
began in 1887 as a small building (since demolished) on a site north of 'Holy
Corner' - the junction of Morningside Road, Colinton Road and Chamberlain Road.
The church was rebuilt in 1927
(opposite Christ Church) creating the building that is now occupied by
Morningside United Church."
"The fifth minister of the original
church, from 1901 until 1911, was W Morton Barnwell.
On his departure to become minister of
Grafton Square Church, London, he was presented with a large album containing
about 90 photographs of individual church members and groups of members.
The church still has what appears to be
a copy of the original presentation volume that was given to W Morton Barnwell.
The album itself is in quite poor condition, although the photos contained in it
are mostly quite well preserved"
Andrew Swan Watson
"I believe that most of the studio
portraits were prepared by Andrew Swan Watson, the photographer who died in
1930. He was a member of the church and acted as their organist and
choirmaster for several years.
"The people in the album held by the
church are mainly identified by pencilled names.
If there were better records anywhere
identifying the sitters' addresses, this information could enhance the items
that we hold and might justify some sort of compilation which would give a good
social picture of a congregation at Holy Corner between 1900 and 1911."
Alistair R Brownlie, Braid, Edinburgh: November 23, 2012