For my mum and dad

These films about Edinburgh are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an apple on her window-sill for me … Continue reading For my mum and dad

Newspaper boy

This film is for newspaper girls. I grew up in Colinton. I was a paperboy for ‘JOHN MENZIES’. I also delivered milk for Bonaly Dairy. On my evening round I … Continue reading Newspaper boy

The Drummond Scrolls

The north front of the old Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh The old Royal Infirmary, designed by William Adam c1738, was an important public building that heralded Edinburgh’s emergence as an 18th-century … Continue reading The Drummond Scrolls

M a r a n t z

Do you remember the sound systems that we had in the 1980s and 1990s? When I was at school I did paper rounds, morning and night, and also delived milk … Continue reading M a r a n t z