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graygo
On 06/02/2019 at 09:21, Maroon Sailor said:

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Martello Court, Muirhouse.

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bobsharp
43 minutes ago, graygo said:

 

Martello Court, Muirhouse.

 

I seem to remember when the first of the large high buildings in the Pilton area were being built in the sixties there was an incident when the balconies collapsed and fell down. Apparently some support had been put in upside down or something and couldn't handle the weight. Nobody was hurt if I recall so I suppose the story just faded away.

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Stuart Lyon

Plaza band Kathy and the Kentones

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The Real Maroonblood
14 minutes ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Plaza band Kathy and the Kentones

Well done.

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Morgan
19 hours ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

:facepalm:

 

 

 

 

Morningside...

 

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See the last one in your list?

 

I think that came up the other day and we guessed Churchill going down into Morningside, someone said it was not. It may even have been you!

 

Confused.

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Morgan
46 minutes ago, Morgan said:

See the last one in your list?

 

I think that came up the other day and we guessed Churchill going down into Morningside, someone said it was not. It may even have been you!

 

Confused.

@luckyBatistuta  I’ve had another look and it seems it is Rossie Place. Wherever that is!

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luckyBatistuta
10 minutes ago, Morgan said:

@luckyBatistuta  I’ve had another look and it seems it is Rossie Place. Wherever that is!

 

I don’t know what happened when I posted that. It put that image at the top of my pictures, but I didn’t add it. I went in and edited it and removed the picture, but then it reappeared at the bottom of my pictures, but I was too late to edit it again. I did think at the time that you would notice:lol:

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luckyBatistuta
32 minutes ago, Morgan said:

@luckyBatistuta  I’ve had another look and it seems it is Rossie Place. Wherever that is!

 

I’m not seeing that either 

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Morgan
22 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

I’m not seeing that either 

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:touche:

 

I  meant that I don’t even know where Rossie Place is!  :lol: 

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Morgan

 

46 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

I don’t know what happened when I posted that. It put that image at the top of my pictures, but I didn’t add it. I went in and edited it and removed the picture, but then it reappeared at the bottom of my pictures, but I was too late to edit it again. I did think at the time that you would notice :lol:

:biggrin2:

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Maroon Sailor
5 hours ago, graygo said:

 

Martello Court, Muirhouse.

 

Known as Terrror Tower apparently

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ArcticJambo
53 minutes ago, Morgan said:

:touche:

 

I  meant that I don’t even know where Rossie Place is!  :lol: 

 

It's off Easter Road, and/or down behind the Artisan.

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luckyBatistuta
1 hour ago, Morgan said:

:touche:

 

I  meant that I don’t even know where Rossie Place is!  :lol: 

 

:lol:

 

 

 

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Dave McCreery's knee
3 hours ago, Morgan said:

See the last one in your list?

 

I think that came up the other day and we guessed Churchill going down into Morningside, someone said it was not. It may even have been you!

 

Confused.

I like the awnings above shopfronts in the old photos. They should be encouraged in the city if they are quality material and with subtle branding. 

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The Frenchman Returns
On 06/02/2019 at 23:13, The Frenchman Returns said:

another elevation

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well?

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dodethejambo

Flats at Moredun being build

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Governor Tarkin
On 08/02/2019 at 21:13, ArcticJambo said:

 

It's off Easter Road, and/or down behind the Artisan.

 

If you link a place to the nearest pub Morgan will be sure to know exactly where it is.

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EIEIO
On 08/02/2019 at 21:24, luckyBatistuta said:

 

:lol:

 

 

 

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Top rightish Crawford Bridge aka the Bridge of Doom.

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dodethejambo

Moredunvale road/Old Dalkeith Road....Little France

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PTBCAL
On 08/02/2019 at 21:53, The Frenchman Returns said:

well?

Is it Dalry primary? 

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The Frenchman Returns
9 minutes ago, PTBCAL said:

Is it Dalry primary? 

Nope, not a school

 

this won’t help but my granny and great granny both worked there!

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ArcticJambo
15 hours ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

If you link a place to the nearest pub Morgan will be sure to know exactly where it is.

:lol:  I latterly realised that when I I had to go through the same exercise of describing where it was for a second time.  Use pub!

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Maroon Sailor

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Maroon Sailor

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bobsharp
1 hour ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Looks like Wauchope Terrace or another Niddrie Street

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Maroon Sailor
29 minutes ago, bobsharp said:

Looks like Wauchope Terrace or another Niddrie Street

 

I thought it was Harewood with the old Craigmillar Hearts supporters club in the background

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Maroon Sailor

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bobsharp
1 hour ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

I thought it was Harewood with the old Craigmillar Hearts supporters club in the background

 

Yes I am sure you are correct I wondered at the time why there were no Niddrie Mains Terrace houses showing. Like you say that would be the bit of grass at the end of the Terrace where the Hearts club was.

That street was another place of my history. A woman came to the police box at 6.00am, said her daughter was having severe stomach cramps. We went to the house to check before calling the doctor and the girl was on her back. legs spread and the head of a baby starting to appear. I ran to the nurses house on Greendykes and they came and concluded the birth. My partner a father prepared a wee bed in a cabinet drawer for the new one. I left the house was stopped by Wullie the milkman who told me there was an awful smell of gas from a house across the road. Found the house broke open the door and found a woman dead in the gas oven, suicide over an affair that went wrong. In the space of just over an hour I handled a birth and a death. On the trip home in the bus six hours later got funny looks because as my wife told me when I got home my uniform still stunk of gas.

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Maroon Sailor

That was some day you had Bob !

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Seymour M Hersh
On 08/02/2019 at 20:18, Morgan said:

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I  meant that I don’t even know where Rossie Place is!  :lol: 

 

Kind of at the back of the Artisan battle cruiser.

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bobsharp
9 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

That was some day you had Bob !

 

That was Niddrie, boredom was not a problem

 

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Morgan
19 minutes ago, Seymour M Hersh said:

 

Kind of at the back of the Artisan battle cruiser.

:thumbsup: 

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Toggie88
3 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

That was some day you had Bob !

Always love a story from Bob. 

 

Bob, write an autobiography already!

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