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Stuart Laidlaw’s History of the Parkhead and Sighthill Estates from 1930 to 1970

Pictures and narratives by those who lived and are still living on the Estates which were built between 1930 and 1946 along the south side of the Calder Road.

Wester Hailes, Sighthill and Parkhead Estates1963
Wester Hailes, Sighthill and Parkhead Estates1963
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The Pre-War Estates of Parkhead and Sighthill Edinburgh.
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Parkhead and Sighthill Estates in the 1960s
Parkhead and Sighthill Estates in the 1960s
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Home Guard Unit 1940
Home Guard Unit 1940
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Backgreen Concert Sighthill Crescent 1949
Backgreen Concert Sighthill Crescent 1949
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Children of Parkhead Drive Sighthill 1946
Children of Parkhead Drive Sighthill 1946
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Martins the Bakers van - Parkhead Estate Sighthill circa 1950
Martins the Bakers van - Parkhead Estate Sighthill circa 1950
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Back green entertainment in the 1950s.
Back green entertainment in the 1950s.
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Dancing in the street in Sighthill in the1950s.
Dancing in the street in Sighthill in the1950s.
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Flooding on the Sighthill estate in the 1950s
Flooding on the Sighthill estate in the 1950s
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Flooding on the Sighthill estate in the 1950s
Flooding on the Sighthill estate in the 1950s
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Invitation to the Coronation Party on Sighthill View 1953
Invitation to the Coronation Party on Sighthill View 1953
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Coronation Street Party on Parkhead Grove 1953
Coronation Street Party on Parkhead Grove 1953
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Coronation Street Party  on Parkhead Gardens 1953
Coronation Street Party on Parkhead Gardens 1953
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Coronation Party on Parkhead View 1953
Coronation Party on Parkhead View 1953
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Coronation Party on Parkhead Loan 1953
Coronation Party on Parkhead Loan 1953
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Coronation Street Party on Sighthill Rise 1953
Coronation Street Party on Sighthill Rise 1953
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Coronation Street Party on Sighthill Road 1953
Coronation Street Party on Sighthill Road 1953
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Coronation Party on Sighthill Gardens 1953
Coronation Party on Sighthill Gardens 1953
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Coronation Street Party  on Sighthill View 1953
Coronation Street Party on Sighthill View 1953
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The Swing Park at the foot of Parkhead Gardens in the 1950s.
The Swing Park at the foot of Parkhead Gardens in the 1950s.
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Site of the Swing Park at the foot of Parkhead Gardens 2016
Site of the Swing Park at the foot of Parkhead Gardens 2016
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Sighthill Cycle Track in the 1960s
Sighthill Cycle Track in the 1960s
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Parkhead and Sighthill Pensioners Outing circa 1960s
Parkhead and Sighthill Pensioners Outing circa 1960s
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Another Parkhead and Sighthill Pensioners Outing circa 1960s
Another Parkhead and Sighthill Pensioners Outing circa 1960s
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The Silver Wing Pub
The Silver Wing Pub
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Murrayburn Primary School Sighthill
Murrayburn Primary School Sighthill
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Sighthill children at play circa 1952
Sighthill children at play circa 1952
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