June 18th 2020 19 Friday Jun 2020 Posted by Warriston Birder in Headstones and monuments ≈ 2 Comments The Red Lady has this season’s scarlet flowers. They’ll grow, of course. At least, we hope so! Click on the photograph to view the full-size image. Opens in a new tab/page… AdvertisementShare this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
Who was she? Who was Mary Ann Robertson?
Since the first time I visited the cemetery I was attacked by the place and stop by tomb to listen her calling me but of course no sound comes from her grave. It is a strange a quite strong feeling. Thanks
Warriston Birder said:
Mary Ann Robertson was the daughter of Brigadier-General Manson of the Bombay Artillery. Mary Ann died in 1858 and the Gothic monument to her was made of white marble with a ruby glass roof. The sunlight shining through the glass onto the horizontal stone statue gave the shrine the nickname “The Tomb of the red Lady”. You can see images of how it looked at the following website… http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_a_o/0_around_edinburgh_-_warriston_cemetery_red_lady_1959c.htm