'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, 22 January 2016

From the City Hospital Looking Out to Oxgangs, Colinton Mains and the Pentlands 1948-1952

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Eileen Cameron, Derby, Derbyshire, England and her nurse friend from Switzerland

This fantastic photie was taken from the City Hospital grounds between 1948 and 1952 looking out onto the Oxgangs farmland in the foreground with a few prefabs and Colinton Mains in the middle distance to the right and the Pentlands in the far distance. 

It appears on Peter Stubbs' Edinburgh Photo site along with a few others sent in by a former nurse.

 It's really quite amazing what treasures are now appearing and being shared by people from the mists of time for others to enjoy thanks to the internet.

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