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Graeme R



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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: The Waterloo Memorial Reply with quote

It's a bit on the run down side but this is the Waterloo Memorial in St Leonard's Street.

Graeme





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DerekR
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graeme,

Nice to see you here. Very Happy

Any idea of the history of this memorial?
What is the purpose of the holes and wooden hinged door do you think?
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Graeme R



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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Derek, it's good to be here. Hopefully with the oncoming summer I will get out and about with the camera again.

As far as I know it used to be a water well. I understand that this was not it's original location but during a re-development phase of the area it was moved there. I think it used to be further down closer to the old Deaconess Hospital.

It's a shame to see it in such a state though.

Graeme
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graeme

Thanks for posting an Edinburgh memorial I didn't know about. I'm pretty sure you are right about it being a well. I know someone who used to live nearby and he said it was an old well. I didn't know about the Waterloo connection though.

It's in a pretty shocking state. I'm guessing the developer who put it there has no more interest in it's upkeep.

Adam
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing else on this memorial since it was posted 8 years ago. With the 200th anniversary of Waterloo coming up next month, does anyone have any further info about this memorial?

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