About this memory
13th June 2017 – 2 years 6 months later his ashes were scattered in the Water of Leith, Dean Village. 10 former Dean Villagers joined Ian Ridgway Jr his daughter Dawn Rowland and their friend Carole Hunt who all flew in from South Africa and Lynn Ridgway Ian’s sister who flew in from Florida in the USA.
We all met at the Well Court Pend and from there we walked along Damside, under the Wooden Bridge and walked along by the Water of Leith, up past the Upper Tannery Falls to an area just beyond the Falls at the top, which we as children all called it the “Hedgie”.
Ian’s ashes were scattered in the Water of Leith, this was Ian’s wishes in keeping with his tradition. Approximately 7 years earlier Ian had brought his wife’s (Anne Cressey’s) ashes over from South Africa and scattered her ashes into the Water of Leith.
This overwhelming show of respect and affection to the place where Ian was brought up as a child, the Dean Village, shows how Ian and the Ridgway family were so intrinsically linked to this very special place, we called the Dean Village.
Photographed From left to right : Jim Cunningham, Well Court – Andrew Ford, Dean Path – Ian Ridgway Jr & Dawn Roland, Dean Path – and Carole Hunt.