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Edinburgh Photographic Memories

Edinburgh Photographic Memories

The photo 'Edinburgh, the Castle from the Grassmarket 1897' appears in this book.

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The site of the Marquis of Montrose's execution was not here, but at the Mercat Cross in the High Street. Having been declared a traitor in 1644, Montrose was not given the benefit of a trial. After hanging for three hours, his body was taken down and quartered. His head was set upon the tolbooth, and his limbs were sent for public display on the gates of Stirling, Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen. In 1661, Montrose was allowed a state burial.

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This is the view from Telfords Dean Bridge looking towards Stockbridge. The Water of Leith is just visible, having just flowed through Dean Village (on the 'other side of the picture', behind the photographer. There is a path from Dean Village to Stockbridge along the bank of the Water of Leith. When I lived here (~1976-2003). The small 'Greek' style 'temple' is St.Bernard's Well. I think there is a separate spring ...see more

I can't quite work out exactly where this is. I think its a little bit downstream from the other image of Dean Village, but the buildings on the left of the footbridge are not as I remember them - maybe they were demolished? I think the 'twin towers', in the distance are (or were) the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art?

I lived in a small flat in a converted tannery warehouse between 1976-2003- just off-shot at the left hand edge of the picture, All the old buildings are now renovated and converted to flats. A very desirable place to live. The church in the picture is actually at the far end of Telfords Dean Bridge which is not visible in the picture. The bridge was part of the 'new' high road out of Edinburgh which used to be across the small bridge in the picture.

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 with my brothers David and Brian. Went to the scouts in the church hall across from the ...see more

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