Friday 31st May, Stockbridge – Watercolour

During the day we ended up in Stockbridge which is near the Royal Botanic Gardens. I wanted our guests to see this particular view as this was where Margaret and I stayed shortly after our marriage. Our house, in fact, is the one with the red door – 32, Hugh Miller Place. The rows of terraced houses run parallel to each other. Hugh Miller was a famous Scottish Geologist. The house is accessed by the outside stair. It is on two levels with the upper level composed of attic rooms. The single storey dwelling, forming the downstairs part of the building is accessed from the next street, which must be a nightmare for the postal services.

We stayed between 1972 and 1978 in this house before our move to Ratho. The old place looks very small now.