Readers' enquiries

Q The Maule Trophy Bowling Association is celebrating its centenary and players want to trace relatives of late founder Sir Robert Maule. He was a well-known businessman, head of Messrs Robert Maule and Son, the long-standing Princes Street firm – the site of which is now Frasers.

In 1910 he provided a bowling trophy to be played for annually by the prominent industries of Edinburgh. Four industrial bowling clubs were invited to form an association to compete – Caledonian (railways), Postal (postal services), Parkside (printing) and Tramways (public transport). The inaugural event took place on 5 August, 1910. Anyone with information may contact George Marshall at the Postal Bowling Club on 0131-669 7519 or e-mail [email protected]

Q Ina Crowe has made contact to try to find out more about the history of the Mile Stone, just off the old Corstorphine High Street. She regularly passes it, as she turns into Dunsmuir Court, and is intrigued about its past. At the bottom left-hand side of the court there is also a large stone with a guard rail which Mrs Crowe has been told was a Roman well. Is this true? Contact [email protected] com

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A Back in February, Norma Sinclair and Gloria Swanston were trying to contact old friends who grew up in the Tollcross area in the 1960s for a reunion. They wanted to trace people who went to DeMarcos cafe, Greenlight Club, Cavendish, Bungys or the Gamp. New Zealand reader Sylvia, from Papamoa, in the Bay of Plenty, wrote: "I am sure Bungys was on the High Street? I remember going there also. I now live in New Zealand. Maybe moving to the other side of the world makes you forget some things?"