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Mother With Baby By Gas Lamp Ouside Home At 27 Restalrig Gardens, January 1937


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Jessie Klyes Dignall (née McVey) holding her son James.

"At gate of 27 Restalrig Gardens where we stayed. [At] left-hand side of photo is a wooden fence separating Restalrig Gardens from the grounds of Restalrig House - [it was] demolished in the 50s/60s [and] replaced by high-rise flats. [Also, it was] used by the fire brigade during World War Two.

"[The] building [in the background] is the rear entrance to St Ninian's Roman Catholic School.

"[The] gas lamp was not replaced till the late fifties - useful for hanging ropes on to make a swing. Most of the iron railings in the street were removed during World War Two but the gates were left." - Jim Dignall [2005]

Donor number: 0128-037

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