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Figgate Pond

about half a mile SW of the centre of Portobello

Figgate Pond -  July 2008

Figgate Pond, Portobello  -  July 2008

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mary Frances Merlin (née Monteith), France                                 Photograph taken: July 2008

 

Recollections

1

Mary Frances Merlin (née Monteith)

France

Thank you to Mary Frances Merlin (née Monteith) now living in France, for allowing me to reproduce this photograph taken when she visited Edinburgh in July 2008.

Mary wrote:

The Figgy

"This photo is of Figgate Pond, or 'the Figgy' as we used to know it 40 odd years ago. You can  see  Arthur’s Seat in the background.

The pond is  down behind St. John’s school in Portobello.  We often used to go there after school. I remember one year when the pond was frozen, kids used to skate on it and a boy fell through the ice. One of my brothers and his pal  were luckily there to fish him out.

I hope this photo will bring back nice memories."

Mary Frances Merlin (née Monteith), France:  October 6, 2008

 

Recollections

2

George Renton

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Thank you to George Renton who wrote:

The Figgy

"Mary Frances Merlin (née Monteith) wrote about the Figgy (recollections 1 above).   I think I went to Saint John's school, Portobello, with her brother, Desmond Monteith"

George Renton, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada:  December 15, 2008

 

 Recollections

3

Mary Frances Merlin (née Monteith)

France

Thank you to Mary Frances Merlin for leaving a message in the EdinPhoto guest book.

Mary wrote:

The Figgy

"I've just noticed a comment from George Renton (2 above).  George thinks he may have known one of my brothers there but though I have 5 brothers, none is called Desmond.   Peter, Michael and Gerald went to St John's school, Portobello."

Mary Frances Merlin (née Monteith), France: Message left in EdinPhoto guest book: Jan 4, 2009

Recollections

4

Ronnie Bunting

Joppa, Edinburgh

Thank you to Ronnie Bunting for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guestbook in response to Mary Frances Merlin's comments in Recollections 3 above.

Ronnie wrote:

Our Gym Period

"I also remember the Figgy Pond. While at Portobello Secondary we used to go through the park and past the pond sometimes for our gym period, when we all had to run (the girls in their navy knickers at times).

We entered  the park up the street by St John's school and exited at the far end gate, then turned left, back towards the school.

We sometimes chose the park when we were skiving lessons as it wasn't far to get back to the school if we wanted to.

Teachers back then didn't seem to notice we were not in class!!!"

Ronnie Bunting, Joppa, Edinburgh:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook, April 27, 2012

 

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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