11 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

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Re: 11 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

Post by ozbill » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:54 pm

I was also born in 11 Randolph Crescent, back in 1939. It was a fairly upmarket Nursing Home at that time and I think the main workload was maternity. I never knew the names of any of the nurses there but the obstetrician who attended my mother was Dr. Sturrock. I think the premises remained as a Nursing Home till some time after the war.

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Re: 11 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

Post by carlineric » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:16 pm

The was an episode of "The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland" which was broadcast last year on the Moray Estate in Edinburgh. I cannot remember which house they showed that had been a nursing home. Apparently they have a lift large enough to take a trolley between floors and what is now the kitchen was the operating theatre which was tiled to a level to prevent blood spatter and the floor sloped to a drain for cleaning. It was a fascinating episode full of quirky residents and worth looking out for if it is repeated.


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Re: 11 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

Post by AndrewP » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:39 am

The episode of "The Secret History of our Streets" concerning the Moray Estate (including Randolph Crescent) is on YouTube, split into two halves, of just under 30 minutes each.

Part 1 :: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD62bKQ6Inw
Part 2 :: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc_Hl29uEeM

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