Edinburgh, The City And Firth Of Forth c.1950

Edinburgh, The City And Firth Of Forth c.1950

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Memories of Edinburgh

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Edinburgh by Ian Tant

Great Great Grandparents

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.

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. ...Read full memory

Fleshmarket Close

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Edinburgh by James Kerray

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History

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.

This is an excerpt from Edinburgh Photographic Memories, by Clive Hardy