Photo of Edinburgh, The City And Firth Of Forth c.1950

Edinburgh, The City And Firth Of Forth c.1950

Neg. E24003

Memories of Edinburgh

Childhood 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.

A memory of Edinburgh by Anita Razzell

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Edinburgh by Ian Tant

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Edinburgh by Eddie Tait

St James Church Leith Nbsp Edinburgh Eh6

I now live in Houston, Texas, USA. My birth certificate has a written record of my being baptized in St James Church in Leith, but I cannot find any record of the church, which was near Gt Junction Street, Leith. Thanks. Morty Grant, born in Lapicide Place, Leith.

A memory of Edinburgh by Morton Grant

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About this photo

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