In memory of
Mr & Mrs William Black
Dear grandparents of
Mary, William, Dorothy, Helen, Freda
Marjorie, Albert, James and Jean
Mr & Mrs Black were devoted to and active in the cultural life of Edinburgh, particularly with regard to the church, musical and literary matters.
Mr Black (born in 1828, died in 1900) frequently gave lectures on the history of Edinburgh and was head of the advocates library for fifteen years. An oil painting of him by Fiddes Watt hands in the home of his great grandson, James Black, of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
This memorial seat is given to Edinburgh by Helen Macdonald and Dorothy Black of Nanoose Bay, British Columbia