|Photograph taken July 2012 (Peter Hoffmann)|
'And finally, not everyone’s being doing topical. In fact, here’s the rather lovely 6 Oxgangs Avenue devoted to the history of the development of the area, this week highlighting how the block of flats came into being. Could have been prompted by Who do you think you are? Or just a timely reminder that not everything worth blogging about is in the here and now.'
Kate Higgins, Scottish Roundup 26/08/2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
6 Oxgangs Avenue Edinburgh EH13 1958-1972
It occurred to me there may be some value and some interest in writing about the families and lifestyle of the families who lived at an ordinary council block of Edinburgh flats during the years when I lived there, between 1958 and 1972. Whenever I'm in Edinburgh and meet up for coffee with my mother and sister the past and our former lives at 6 Oxgangs Avenue inevitably crop up in discussion.
More recently I met up with Fiona Blades for coffee and we had a wonderful blether. Our past lives at Oxgangs dominated much of the conversation too. Each and every one of us who stayed at that block of flats have their own memories and of course different takes and perspectives on the people who lived there and the events that happened.