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View from Junction Bridge over the

Water of Leith

at Leith

Looking upstream

Water of Leith - old boat yard and station near Junction Bridge, Leith

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight.

 

View from Junction Bridge, Leith

Leith

Thank you to John Stewart for telling me about this photograph, and to Walter Lyle Hume for providing a copy of the photo.

This view looks upstream, to the NW from the old Junction Bridge which took Great Junction Street over the Water of Leith and the railway.

There are:

-   LEFT:    a ship yard (which one?)

RIGHT:   Great Junction Street station

AHEAD:  Mills at Bonnington.  (Is that the clock tower of Chancelot Mill?

Further Comments

Please email me if you know anything more about this photo, or if you can suggest when it might have been taken.

Thank you.  -  Peter Stubbs,  July 27, 2009

Acknowledgements:

John Stewart , Edinburgh, Oct 26, 2009 + Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Oct 27, 2009

Recollections

1.

John Stevenson

Trinity, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Stevenson for sending me more details about the boatyard.

John wrote:

Boatyard

George Brown & Sons'

"The boatyard on the left of this photo was owned, from at least 1920 to around mid/late-1950s, by George Brown & Sons, Engineers, Shore, Leith.  The boatyard was entered from Ballantyne Road / West Bowling Green Street

Water of Leith - old boat yard and station near Junction Bridge, Leith

George Brown & Sons are still based at Shore, Leith.

The boatyard built ships' lifeboats and repaired all sorts of small craft,  especially yachts.  Note the slip.

In the 1950s, the trend was to build steel/aluminium lifeboats, so they lost most of their work and the boatyard became purely a repair yard.

My grandparents lived at 19/21 Ferry Road (to the right as you look at the photo).  As a boy, I used to watch, over the garden wall, the workman 'slipping' the boats

My Father's cousin, David Stevenson, ship carpenter at Ramage & Ferguson, and part time footballer with Hibernian FC, used to 'moonlight' there of an evening or weekend !!!

In the 1930s, part of the yard was also occupied by, I think, Skivington & Caithness, boat builders."

John Stevenson, Trinity, Edinburgh:  July 28, 2009

 

Recollections

2.

Fraser Parkinson

Pilrig, Edinburgh

Thank you to Fraser Parkinson who wrote confirming that Chancelot Mill is, indeed, in this photo, but it is not the building at the centre of the photo!

Fraser wrote:

Mills

SCWS Grain Mill

"The building with the tower, in the centre of this photograph is the  SCWS Grain Mill on South Fort Street.

Water of Leith - old boat yard and station near Junction Bridge, Leith

There is another photograph of it on this Sixties Edinburgh page the Flickr web site."

Chancelot Mill

"That's definitely the tower from Chancelot Mill in the distance, near the  right-hand side of this photo, between the two chimneys.

Fraser Parkinson, Pilrig, Edinburgh:  November 29+30, 2012

 

Leith

Quayside Mills

Water of Leith

Around Edinburgh

   

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