Monday, August 18, 2014

Matrilineal Monday: Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip - Edinburgh and Bridge of Allan, Scotland

Geraldine Guokas and Joye Murphy at the Sunken Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland, 18 August 1953

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section:

August 17 & 18 – Edinburgh
The next day [Aug. 18] went shopping – bought a sweater & two scarves* which sent to boat. Took a few pictures, lunched at Caledonian Hotel, then went to see Mrs. Bishop.** Talked to her & had tea. Lovely people and very nice to us. Took us to Sunken Gardens which were beautiful. Left Edinburg around 5:00 p.m.
August 18, 19, & 20 – Road between Bridge of Allan and Larne, Ulster [2 pages]
[Aug. 18] Drove to Bridge of Allan where we stayed for night at Walmer Hotel. Very nice place. Did my washing.

* from PURCHASES section, it indicates Mom bought a red pullover cashmere sweater and two scarves at Romanes & Paterson on Princes Street, and spent £7.19/6

** from PEOPLE MET section, this is Mrs. Bob (Dorothy) Bishop, at 175 Gorgie Rd.

Romanes and Paterson Princes St Edinburgh 15 April 2010 / Tony Hisgett  / CC-BY 2.0

Caledonian Hotel, 30 October 2012 / © kim traynor / CC BY-SA 2.0

This is the eleventh in a series of posts about my mother's 1953 Europe Trip.

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