'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

Friday, 21 December 2012

Lost Photos From The Stair

When I was clearing a few shelves to display some Christmas cards yesterday afternoon I strayed across these negatives-long forgotten-a very happy find as the blog moves toward the start of its last week. Here's a selection. The Arthur's Seat photies will be added to the Edinburgh Spring Adventure blog from earlier in the week to supplement the script. The quality varies, but a couple of the group photies are good-the colour version with nine kids and three pets is a cracker particularly in a larger size-I've set it as a screensaver-might even consider sticking it on the cover of The Stair!

It's a very happy find from forty years ago! ENJOY!

Ruth-I thought you were h(armless)!

Iain Hoffmann and Alan Hanlon-Iain and I always liked this wee car

No idea what you were up to here Ruth-anyone come up with a caption?

Edinburgh Spring Adventure above Dunsapie Loch, Arthurs Seat Iain Hoffmann; Ali Douglas; In front: Boo-Boo Hanlon; Les Ramage

Ali Douglas; Peter Hoffmann; Boo-Boo Hanlon; Les Ramage

Peter Hoffmann

Iain Hoffmann and Simon

Derek Ramage?

Mark and Keith Robertson

Playing football at Colinton Mains Park
Willie Taylor; Michael Hanlon; Keith Robertson; Steve Westbrook Front row: Boo-Boo Hanlon; John Duffy; Mark Robertson; Iain Hoffmann

Iain Hoffmann looking like a young Steve McQueen and Boo-Boo Hanlon

Back Row: Iain Hoffmann and Boo-Boo Hanlon
Front Row:Peter Hoffmann; James Duffy; Ruth Blades; Alan Hanlon; Anne Hoffmann

Paul Forbes and Peter Hoffmann-I'd received official permission to take him out for the afternoon!

No Comment!

In a larger size this is a nice photie!
Iain Hoffmann and Freddy the Tortoise; Alison Blades and Candy; Anne Hoffmann and Simon; Ruth Blades; Lynn Steer; Eileen Hogg Front row: Boo-Boo Hanlon and Esther Blades

Les Ramage and his dog-can't recall its name!

Lynn Steer and Anne Hoffmann-great pals for many years-I liked her in her David Bowie phase!

Paul Forbes in atypical pose-he's no different today, I'm very glad to say!

Ruth Blades and Anne Hoffmann

Toward Duddingston Loch Iain Hoffmann; Les Ramage; Ali Douglas; and Boo-Boo Hanlon

Simon chancing his luck in Mr Leslie's garden-dangerous!

Les Ramage-can't make out the figure behind


Unknown said...

Great pictures Peter so many of ours got lost along the way

Alan B said...

What year were these photos taken?. It's fantastic that you were into photography and owned a camera. Wish I could have had the foresight then to use a camera and take notes and capture those far off days. Now sadly they are just a vague memory but good ones. Kids today don't seem to have those outdoor adventures that we experienced in the sixties and seventies, its all computers and playstations. Drive around Oxgangs now and you don't see youngters doing that anymore. Eric Mullen kept notes on his LOTR calendars for a few years, I'm hoping he'll come on and post up some comments. 'Japs and Commandos' haven't seen that name used since the 1970's. I recall playing these combat games with tennis racquets used for guns, and only the richest lads had the coolest battery operated toy guns complete with sound effects whereas the Tennis racquet gunners had to make do with 'dadadadadaowww!' :D.