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Women In Tenement Close And Balcony c.1940


About this memory

Mrs Mary Robertson (née Anderson) sitting, with friends Mrs Jean Wilson and Mrs Cunningham.

No.19 Johnstone Street was a red brick building owned by A&R Hepburn (Engineers) of Dock Street, the tenement being built over Hepburns' workshops. The balconies - four levels, five houses per level - looked over to Dock Street. The building had a flat roof with clothes drying facilities and a wonderful view over the Forth and Edinburgh.

The building was demolished when the area was cleared in the 1960s. Mrs Robertson and Mrs Wilson were re-housed in Claremont Street and East Claremont Street.

Donor number: 0047-003

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