Edinburgh Future Libraries Strategy 2024 – 2029
Help us shape the future of Edinburgh’s Libraries by telling us what library services are important to you by 19 April 2024 at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/futurelibraries

Return to top Return to top

Young Girl With Doll Outside Caravan At Howgate, Penicuik 1953

Young Girl With Doll Outside Caravan At Howgate, Penicuik 1953

About this memory

Maureen Noble (aged five).

“Our caravan was a single decker bus. The wooden structure was built on by my Uncle Robert to house the fire.

“The caravan sat in Mr Elliott’s field and had a dry toilet outside. Water was from a pump at the farmhouse, and we cooked on the fire or a primus stove, and light was from a Tilley lamp.” – Maureen Sweeney (née Noble) [2019]

Donor number: 0369-022

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?