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Fire Stations

and

Fire Engines

 

Fire Stations

Old Photos

Braid Place

  Photograph by Ian Scott  -  Former Fire Station in Braid Place, 1966 ©

Braid Place

  ©

Hamilton Place

  Former Fire Station in Henderson Row  -  early photograph ©

Hamilton Place

  Photograph by Ian Scott  -  Former Fire Station in Hamilton Place  -  photographed 1965 ©

High Street

  Photograph by Ian Scott  -  Former Fire Station in the Royal Mile  -  1968 ©

Lauriston Place

  The old  fire station, now a fire station museum, in Lauriston Place  -  1935 ©

Lauriston Place

   Lauriston Place Fire Station   -   Copy of an old photograph hanging on the wall of the offices at Lauriston Place Fire Station ©

London Road

London road Fire Station  -  converted for use by Edinburgh University Settlement ©

London Road

London road Fire Station  -  converted for use by Edinburgh University Settlement ©

West Port

   Photograph by Ian Scott  -  Former Fire Station in West Port ©

West Port

   Photograph by Ian Scott  -  Former Fire Station in West Port  -  Photographed 2001 ©

 

Fire Stations

1990s and 2014

Marionville Drive

   Fire Station at Marionville Drive, Meadowbank ©

Lauriston Place

   Lauriston Place Fire Station   -   McDonald Road Fire Station  -  9 May 1994 ©

Newcraighall

  Newcraighall Fire Station under construction  -  26 July 1994 ©

   Macdonald Road

  Macdonald Road Fire Station  -  October 2005 ©

   Macdonald Road

  Macdonald Road Fire Station  -  October 2005 ©

   Macdonald Road

   Macdonald Road Fire Station  -  October 2005 ©

 

Fire Stations

2015

Angle Park Terrace

   Former Fire Startion at Angle Park Terrace ©

Angle Park Terrace

   Former Fire Startion at Angle Park Terrace ©

Angle Park Terrace

  Former Fire Startion at Angle Park Terrace ©

 

Recollections

1.

Mike Melrose

Greenbank, Edinburgh

Thank you to Mike Melrose who wrote:

Question

Former Fire Station at Morningside

"I have photographs of another building that I understand to have been a Fire Station in the past.  However the building is now a dwelling house so it would be unfair to post them publicly.

The building has had many uses over the years,.  A 'Home Brew Shop' was one of its uses.  It is at the rear of the Canny Manís on Canaan Lane of Morningside Road, Canaan Court.  Perhaps some of your contributors could elaborate on this point."

Mike Melrose, Greenbank, Edinburgh:  June 28, 2015

Reply to Mike?

If you'd like to send a reply to Mike, to the question that he asks about above, please e-mail m e to let me know, then I'll pass on his email address to you.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 28, 2015

 

Fire Stations to Close?

 

Fire Engines

Early

Fire Engine Parade - 1900

Lauriston Cattle Market

  Parade of Fire Engines at Lauriston Cattle Market, 1900 ©

When and Where?

1906 Merryweather 'Fire King'

  A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine  -  when and where ©

Braid Place Fire Station

1906 Merryweather 'Fire King'

  A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine outside Braid Place Fire Station ©

Passing Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

1906 Merryweather 'Fire King'

  A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine passes Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on the Infirmary Collection Day, around 1928 ©

World War I

Granton or Port Seton

  A Lothian Lorry requisitioned from Edinburgh Fire Brigade during WWI to form part of a mobile coastal defence system ©

World War II

Stockbridge

  Edinburgh Auxiliary Fire Servive  -  first Ford Heavy Unit at Stockbridge ©

1940s?

Leith

  ©

1950s

Stockbridge

  Stockbridge Fire Dept - Sandra Cochrane's Dad and Fire Engine ©

C&A Modes, Princes Street

   C&A Modes, Princes Street  -  Fire 1955, View from Waverley Bridge ©

1960s

Hawes Pier, Queensferry

    Fire Engine, Ferry and Forth Bridge  -  South Queensferry ©

West Norton Place

South East Fire Brigade Fire Engine  -  SY5885, Dennis New World Ace at West Norton Place, Abbeyhill ©

Rodney Street

  Fire Engine parked outside the former Ritz Cinema, Rodney Street, Canonmills ©

George Street

  Fire Engine parked outside the former Waterstons Stationers, George Street, Edinburgh New Town ©

1968-9

Hillside Crescent

   Fire Engines at Hillside Crescent  -  1968 ©

MacDonald Road Fire Station

    ©

1975

Leith Street
facing north

Fire engines facing north in Princes Street.  Register House is in the background. ©

Leith Street
facing south

Fire engines facing south in Leith Street.  @The Bridge to Nowhere' is in the background. ©

1980s

Howard Street, Canonmills

    Morrison & Gibb, Printers & Bookbinders at Howard Place, Canonmills  -  1986 ©

Leith Walk

Fire engine leaving London Road Roundabout in Leith Walk and heading south, close to the top of the Walk  -  February 1986 ©

1990s

Union Street

     Fire at  Union Street, Edinburgh  -  13 March 1993 ©

Control Unit

     Preparing the Control Unit  -  26 July 1994 ©

Rodney Street

     Rodney Street   -  Dodge Fire Engine, 1990 ©

2006

Niddrie Mains Drive

    19-25, Niddrie Mains Drive ©

Niddrie Mains Drive

    19-25, Niddrie Mains Drive ©

 

Recent Photos of the Fire Brigade

Please click the here to see more photos from the 1990s onwards, including the fire engines, fire training and the Fire Brigade's Museum.

An old Dennis fire engine in the museum at Lauriston Place Fire Station  -  26 July 1994 ©

 

 

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