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Lochinvar

Aerial View  -  1947

Aerial View of Wardie School Playing Fields, Edinburgh  -  1947

©  The aerial photograph to which this key has been added is reproduced courtesy of RCAHMS

Lochinvar Camp  -  A Hero's Home!

Lochinvar Camp   -   A Hero's Home

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details.   Scotsman Photo 017713. (I have added the sepia toning)

Lochinvar Camp  -  Children at Lochinvar Camp  -  1951

Lochinvar Camp   -  1951

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details.   Scotsman Photo H2346. (I have added the sepia toning)

Lochinvar Camp  -  The Kitchen  -  1951

Lochinvar Camp   -  1951

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details.   Scotsman Photo H2345. (I have added the sepia toning)

Lochinvar Camp  -  Women and Children in the Kitchen  -  1951

Lochinvar Camp   -   1951

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details.   Scotsman Photo H2344. (I have added the sepia toning)

Duddingston Camp  -  Women and Children in the Kitchen  -  1951

Duddingston Camp   -  1951

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details.   Scotsman Photo H2320. (I have added the sepia toning)

 

Emergency Housing Site

1946

During World War II Lochinvar Camp was a Naval training establishment, but following the end of the war, in 1946, it passed to Edinburgh Council and was used to house homeless families that did not qualify for council housing.

 

Press Comments  -  1951

Here are some comments from the Evening Dispatch article:

"Conditions are not all they might be.  Crowding is a serious problem'"

"There are no playground amenities for the children, so the youngsters make the best of a large puddle" 

Nevertheless, the children were reported to be healthy with the sea air and the residents were quoted as saying:

"We have little to complain about - it could be worse".

 

 

Press Comments  -  1956

Five years later, the Evening Dispatch reported :

- The city's other camps at Duddingston, Craigentinny and Sighthill. had already closed. 

-  The 71 families living in Lochinvar Camp at the end of 1955 had all now been re-housed  -  the final residents,  George Carson (caretaker) and his wife and four children, moving out of on October 31, 1956.

This article referred to the camp as:

"an eyesore ... a scene of desolation with crumbling buildings, dilapidated huts with masonry, barbed wire and rubbish"

"probably one of the worst camps of its kind.

 "living conditions so bad that in 1951 residents protested outside St Andrew's House."

It apparently did not take long to demolish the camp after the last residents moved out. 

 In October 1956, the Evening Dispatch reported:

"a crowd of happy youngsters was seen breaking up the entrance to the recently vacated hut"

 "Soon, all that will be left will be the roadways, concrete Nissen bases and heaps of rubble"

 

 

Memories of Lochinvar Camp

Allan Hosey

Edinburgh

Thank you to Allan Hosey for passing on his parents' memories of Lochinvar Camp.

Allan wrote:

Buildings

"The camp was still laid out in a dormitory/block format with shared kitchen and toilets. There were, according to my parents' recollections, approximately 10 blocks containing a total of about 100 families.

The officers block was lined with plasterboard and was wood-panelled.  The other blocks were constructed of corrugated sheet and other cheaper materials."

Families

"Most families had young children, so the camp was a lively place.

My father, like most men in the camp, was out at work all day and my mother would take her four children, two of whom were born in the camp, out with the pram and visit her mother or friends in Dean Village."

Mixed Recollections

"My parents' recollections of the camp are mixed. On the one hand there were hygiene problems and gastroenteritis outbreaks were frequent. And petty thefts, including my fatherís war medals, were not uncommon.

However, despite these negative aspects, Pat and Agnes did have some fond memories of the camp and made some friendships that lasted a lifetime."

 

Allan Hosey, Edinburgh:  December 7, 2006

 

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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