Haymarket

Looking towards the West End and Tollcross

Photo 1    -    2011

Haymarket - Looking towards the West End and Tollcross

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                          Photograph taken April 11, 2011

 Photo 2    -    1995

Haymarket  -  1995

  Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA                                                                                                                Photograph taken 1995

 

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   Haymarket - Looking towards the West End and Tollcross

 

Haymarket

Photo 1

Looking towards the West End and Tollcross

2011

   

In the first photo above:

-  The road on the left is West Maitland Street, leading to the West End.

-  The road on the right is Morrison Street, looking towards Tollcross.

The Clock

Temporary changes to the road lay-out can be seen in the foreground.  The clock and war memorial that used to stand in this triangle have been removed to make way for the tram lines.  They are likely to be replaced (when?) somewhere in the Haymarket area.

Road Works

There have been road works in Shandwick Place (the section of road linking West Maitland Street to the West End) for several months, in preparation for Edinburgh's trams.

This phase of the work has come to an end and the road is now open to traffic again, but the road sign on the left of this photo announces that 6 months' work has now begun on renewing the gas mains at Queensferry Street at the West End.

 

Haymarket

Photo 2

Earlier Photo

1995

    Haymarket  -  1995

About an hour after I added the the first photo on this page to the web site, Al Lorentzen send me the second photo above. He took it on a return visit from USA to Edinburgh in 1995.

It shows the position of the clock at Haymarket, on the triangular island surrounded by roads.

Acknowledgement:  Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA
(Al was based at RAF Kirknewton with US Air Force, 1959-62)

 

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