NT2169 : Merchiston Castle School

taken 8 years ago, near to Colinton, Edinburgh, Great Britain

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Merchiston Castle School
Merchiston Castle School
The school, founded in 1833, moved from Merchiston Castle to its present site at Colinton in 1930.

"On summer Saturday afternoons it was a usual sight to see as many as a dozen cabs in procession turning out of Colinton Road. In each open cab would be seven Merchiston Castle Schoolboys - six inside and one on the 'dickey'* - all in whites and blue blazers and all wearing straw hats with blue and white bands. They were on their way to Fettes or perhaps the Academy playing fields." -- Andrew Patterson recalling the years c.1900-10, lecture to The Old Edinburgh Club, 1966

*driver's seat
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 30 September, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 217 694 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.7111N 3:15.1932W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 218 694
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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