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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.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Buttercup

Poultry Farm

Clermiston lies to the west of Corstorphine Hill

About 5 miles west of the centre of Edinburgh

 

Around 1928

   Poster showing the layout of Buttercup Poultry Farm at Clermiston, Edinburgh, around 1928

Poster

 

1935

   Boys with hens on Buttercup Poultry  Farm, Clermiston, Edinburgh - 1935

Boys with Hens

   Poultry Assistants on Buttercup Dairy Farm, Clermiston, Edinburgh - 1935

Poultry Assistants

 

When?

   Buttercup Dairy Co van  -  Where and when might this photo have been taken?

Buttercup Dairy Co van

 

1947

   Farm Entrance at Buttercup Dairy Farm, Clermiston, Edinburgh - 1947

Buttercup Poultry Farm Entrance

 

1952

   East Lodge, Buttercup Dairy Farm, Clermiston, Edinburgh - 1952

Buttercup Dairy Farm, East Lodge

 

Mr Ewing

Around 1940 and 1950s

   Andrew Ewing leaves Buttercup Dairy to go to work - around 1940

Around 1940

Mr Ewing Leaves for Work

   Andrewl Ewing returning from work to Buttercup Poultry Darm - 1950s

1950s

Mr Ewing returns home

 

1955

   Anderson Shelter and bins at Buttercup Dairy, Clermiston, Edinburgh - 1955

Bins and Anderson Shelter

Buttercup Dairy Farm Cottage and Buildings, Clermiston, Edinburgh - 1955

Farm Cottage and Buildings

Garden of the 'Big House' at Buttercup Poultry Farm, Clermiston, Edinburgh - 1955

The 'Big House' Garden

Big House Garden and beyond - Buttercup Dairy Farm, Clermiston, Edinburgh, 1955

The 'Big House' garden
and Beyond

   Hay Cart on Buttercup Dairy Poultry Farm - 1955

Hay Cart

   Looking towards Turmhouse from Buttercup Dairy Farm, Clermiston, Edinburgh - 1955

View towards Turnhouse

 

2010

    Clermiston Mains  -  This used to be the 'Big House' at Buttercup Dairy, Clermiston, Edinburgh

Clermiston Mains

formerly the Big House'

 

2013

    Announcement of a new park, Buttercup Farm Park (2013) and extract from a recently discovered film about Buttercup Poultry Farm (c.1930)

Announcement of a new park, Buttercup Farm Park
and Extract from a recently discovered film (c.1930)

 

Buttercup Poultry Farm

and

Buttercup Dairy Co

Buttercup Poultry Farm

Buttercup Poultry Farm was at Clermiston, to the west of Corstorphine Hill, about five miles to the west of the centre of Edinburgh.  Here is a poster showing the layout of the farm around 1928:

Poster showing the layout of Buttercup Poultry Farm at Clermiston, Edinburgh, around 1928

The farm closed, I believe some time around 1960, and new housing was built around it.  The remaining farm buildings were converted to housing.  The 'Big House' at the farm, Clermiston Mains, is still standing and occupied.  Here is a recent photo of it:

Clermiston Mains  -  This used to be the 'Big House' at Buttercup Dairy, Clermiston, Edinburgh

Buttercup Dairy Co

Buttercup Poultry Farm sold its produce - eggs, chickens and mushrooms - through the farm's chain of Buttercup Dairy Co shops in and around Edinburgh. 

Buttercup Dairy Co van  -  Where and when might this photo have been taken?

The shops were owned by Andrew Ewing (1869-1956).

Mr Ewing leaves Buttercup Dairy to go to work - around 1940

Andrew Ewing opened his first Buttercup Dairy Co shop in 1904.  These shops featured attractive  tiling.  Here is a photo of a replica Buttercup Dairy Co shop in the People's Palace Museum in Glasgow:

A replica of a Buttercup Dairy Co shop, at the People's Palace Museum in Glasgow

The Buttercup Dairy Co is no longer trading, but some of the old tiling can still be found. Here is some on the wall of a former Buttercup Dairy Co shop in Comiston Road Edinburgh, now trading as Craiglea Clocks .

    Tiles in a Buttercup Dairy Co shop, based on a painting by Tom Curr

These tiles are based on artwork by the Edinburgh artist, Tom Curr, who incidentally, was one of the selectors in Edinburgh Photographic Society's International Exhibition of Photography in 1936.

Painting by Tom Curr  -  girl and brown cow  -  probably uses as the basis for tiles on Buttercup Dairy Co shops

Recollections

Several people, including Bill Scott, who was born at East Lodge on Buttercup Poultry Farm in 1949, have written to me, giving some of their recollections of the farm.

Please click on this link to read more:

Recollections:  Corstorphine and Clermiston

 

Books

I know of two books currently being written. 

-  Sandy Brewer, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, is writing a book about Tom Curr and his artwork.

-  Bill Scott, Alnwick, Northumberland, England is writing a book about the history of the farm

If you have any information or recollections that you think might be of interest to either of these authors, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on your message to them.

Thank you.   Peter Stubbs:  November 21, 2010

Book Published

Bill tells me that his book has now been published and will be reviewed in The Scotsman on August 24, 2011. 

Copies are available from Leghorn Books.

 

Clermiston Recollections

Corstorphine and Clermiston Recollections

Around Edinburgh

 

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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.  Details of who owns the copyright of photographs and other mateiral on this 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.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

 

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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