Edinburgh, The City And Firth Of Forth c.1950
Memories of Edinburgh
When I was 8 or 9 years old our family moved from Clyde Street, Edinburgh to the High Street or, as we called our immediate area, 'The Tron', in view of living in the shadow of the old Tron Kirk. Our address was 'Fleshmarket Close' of Ian Rankin fame ref the book of that title. The number of the Tennement was 199 High ...Read full memory
My great-great-grandmother and grandfather lived in Princess Street. He was a dentist, his name was Alexander Spalding Watson and his wife was Sarah Watson, they later moved to London to St Martin's in the Field, by Trafalgar Square. These photo are great as we can see how and where they lived.
This is were I grew up in Craigentinny in Edinburgh. I went to Christmas parties here when I was really young, I also went to big picnics from here because my Mum went to the guild here or went to play dominos and they held dances and& concerts. I will never forget one picnic we went to. I was 5 years old and I got ...Read full memory
This view was from our flat at 25 Grassmarket. A memory that lives with me and tugs at my heart whenever I see it. I lived there from 1949 to 1953. Although the area was poor I treasure the time there.