Edinburgh, The City And Firth Of Forth c.1950

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A tramcar rattles over the junction of Frederick Street and Princes Street. Edinburgh was well served by its tramway system for 85 years; services came to an end in November 1956.

Book of Edinburgh Photographic Memories

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Memories of Edinburgh

My Father Was A Drummer Boy

My father was a Drummer Boy in Edinburgh Castle when he was 14 in 1915. He threw the sergeant's false teeth out of the window by mistake, he thought it was just a cup of water. But next day when the sergeant picked up the cup and said where's my ---------- teeth , he knew. He did not own up. A mystery never solved.

A memory of Edinburgh by Eddie Tait

Great Great Grandfather Lived Here

My great-great-grandfather lived here at Shoemakers Close, and my great-grandfather David Hay with his mother, Helen Millie.  My great-grandfather was a shoemaker, as was his son John Millie. My great-grandfather died June 19th 1863, he was ageed 70 years, a good age at that time. My husband, who was ...Read full memory

A memory of Edinburgh by Cath Tuff

My Playground White Horse Close

At the age of 11 we moved here & a group of us could always be found (gambling our pocket money at cards) on the steps in the photo. It always amazed us the number of tourists who would enter the close asking if they could take our picture, we must have looked like street urchins!, we often got money from ...Read full memory

A memory of Edinburgh by Ian Tant

Nursery School

I went to nursery school in the castle. We lived only 50 yards up the road in Loaning Road in the Munrospun factory. Number 3 Loaning Road belonged to Munrospun and my dad was the electrician and the house came with the job. There was a bomb shelter in the back garden that we played in daily. I walked to Craigentinny Primary ...Read full memory

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