Return to top Return to top

Alastair W. Forbes – Playing in the Dean Village

1955
Alastair W. Forbes  - Playing in the Dean Village

About this memory

At the time, I think I was playing with John Adams in the Water of Leith. I climbed on to the Iron Bridge and decided to walk over the Iron Bridge from the High Green side, with my feet on the Hand Rails, balancing like a Tight Rope Walker.

After about a quarter of the walk, I fell into the Water of Leith on my bottom, which was very painful.

Lucky for me, the depth of the water was a bit deeper than normal, which saved me from something worse. I had a fair bit bruising on my bottom.

We also used the Water of Leith for paddling over to the Island ( as showing — bottom — middle of photograph ) and building Dam’s to block the water between the Island and Garden Wall ( which is to the lower part — right of the photograph ). Great times .

Discuss this memory

Your comment

Edinburgh in pictures

Edinburgh Collected is a community archive of Edinburgh memories. Explore the city’s rich history through images, documents and objects.
Explore pictures

Edinburgh in scrapbooks

Scrapbooks are collections of our community’s memories giving unique perspectives on life in Edinburgh.
Discover scrapbooks

Edinburgh in words

Uncover personal memories of life in Edinburgh, recorded in the written word.
Read memories

Share your memories and make history

Sign up for your free account today, to share your photos and memories, and create your own Edinburgh Collected scrapbooks.
Join today
What type of memory would you like to add?