The Case of Jane Anderson, Portobello, 1889 - 1914

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The Case of Jane Anderson, Portobello, 1889 - 1914

Postby Bob Jefferson » 05 May 2007, 11:35

I have just found a fascinating, if rather gruesome, article concerning Dr Hugh Dewar. Many of you will know that a fountain dedicated to his memory and subscribed to by 'grateful patients' stands in Abercorn Park.

Jane Anderson had no reason to be grateful to Dr Dewar.

The Case of Jane Anderson, Portobello, 1889 - 1914
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Postby foxy » 05 May 2007, 13:08

What a tragic story :(
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Postby Jamesie » 05 May 2007, 13:10

Tragic but also fascinating - its amazing how many things we must pass every day in Porty without even realising there is a story or history attached.
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Postby SoupDragon » 05 May 2007, 13:50

wow
I'll never look at that fountian in the same light again.
Poor woman,
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Postby magbagpuss » 05 May 2007, 17:31

that's so sad , must have been agony, you're right about all the things we pass every day and don't see. :roll:
whatever, am i bovvered
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Postby Epykat » 05 May 2007, 18:15

Maybe it was just as well he passed away when he did :?
Enough of your nonsense - get back to the Play Pen!
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 05 May 2007, 18:20

I believe he has living relatives in the area so I guess we have to respect their feelings as well, even though it is history now.
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Re: The Case of Jane Anderson, Portobello, 1889 - 1914

Postby archimedesign » 05 May 2015, 16:59

Link dead, here's a new source.
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