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Albion Road

Close to Easter Road and Hibs Football Ground

Photos and Recollections

 

Postcard

©

Posted 1914

JT Robertson

 

James Dunbar Ltd

Lemonade Factory

68 Albion Road

James Dunbar's former Lemonade Works, Albion Road, Edinburgh  -  Photographed September 2013 ©

2013

Former Lemonade Works

    Two bottles from the lemonade works of James Dunbar Ltd., 68 Albion Road, Edinburgh ©

Late-1950s

Bottles of Kola and Appleade

   Two bottles from the lemonade works of James Dunbar Ltd., 68 Albion Road, Edinburgh ©

James Dunbar Bottles

   Two bottles from the lemonade works of James Dunbar Ltd., 68 Albion Road, Edinburgh ©

James Dunbar Bottle Top

 

Recollections

1.

Kathleen Knox

 (née Kinghorn)

Juniper Green, Edinburgh

Thank you to Kathleen Knox (née Kinghorn) who wrote:

Home and Schools

"I was born at 54 Albion Road and attended Leith Walk primary school from 1950, then on to Norton Park secondary school."

Ball Games

"As children, we all played in the street and with skipping ropes and tennis balls.  We bounced two or three against the wall at the front of 'the big school'  i.e. Norton Park.  We all got very good at keeping the balls bouncing on the ground, then onto the wall and catching them and starting all over again.

Another thing we did was to put a tennis ball in one of my Mum's stockings, stand against the wall with our backs to it and throw it to the wall behind one shoulder, then the other, then to the side of one leg and then the other, but keeping it all going in a rhythm.  That was quite skilled when I think about it."

Bonfires

"I remember, when it was bonfire time, that the boys in Albion Road had battles with the boys from Bothwell street (who we named 'the Bosiannas') who we always blamed for stealing our wood for the bonfire.  They in turn blamed us!!!"

Songs

"We girls sang all the old songs featured in 'The Singing Streets' as we played:

 - The Wind the Wind the Wind Blows High

-  Rabbie Burns was born in Ayr

-  etc."

Ice Lollies

"I remember that my pocket money was a sixpence which I got every Friday.  I used to go round to Easter road to Demarcos  ice cream shop, run by Tony and Francis, and spend my sixpence on 6 ice lollies, three were chocolate and three were raspberry.

With these six Lollies I would sit at the end of Albion Road, on the pavement with my feet in the gutter, three ice lollies to each hand, and would eat the lot!!"

Hibs FC

"When the football was on, on Saturdays, the fans would come from Easter Road, down Bothwell Street, over the Bridge, and were kept in, maybe, eight people to a line all the way up Albion Terrace, with police on horses either side of the line.

This was at the time of Bobby Johnstone and other well known Hibs players would saunter over the bridge and make their way to the stadium just before the crowd started  -  no big cars or big money in these days, just nice men who would chat to the children as they passed."

Friends

My special friends were Andrea Munro and Elizabeth Owens but lost touch years ago.  If anyone has any info regarding them I would love to hear that.

Such happy days. So many memories - too many to write down. As everyone has said before, there was no money, no pretty clothes but I couldn't have had a happier childhood. Wonderful memories.

Kathleen Knox (née Kinghorn):  7 December 2016

Reply to Kathleen?

If you'd like to send a message to Kathleen, perhaps because you have your own memories of Albion Road, or because you knew Kathleen or her friends, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on her email to you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  28 December 2016

 

 

 

Photos: Edinburgh

Photos: Leith

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks