Broomhouse estate in the late 1940s.

1949

About this memory

Thanks to Keith Omond for the photo.

Left hand side of picture is facing south.
The road from left to right in the centre of picture is Saughton Rd, coming down from Longstone Rd / Calder Rd junction leading into Carricknowe.
The white roofs you see together are the "guvies", (Government buildings).
The road on the right hand side of the Government buildings is Broomhouse Drive, the road on left hand side is Broomhouse Terrace.

The large swathe between the estate and the Industrial estate is the site of the the Recreation ground and "The Pitches", the Health Centre and the fire station.

Bankhead Avenue runs between this and the
the Industrial Estate where Ethicon, Burtons etc. would be constructed and the POW Camp is just visible.

Bottom left is the site of Saughton House and its grounds and Shaws farm.

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Broomhouse, Sighthill

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