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Loanhead

About 7 miles to the south of the centre of Edinburgh

Water Department Cottage

Cottage at Loanhead

  Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA

Loanhead

Thank you to Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA, who wrote:

Water Department Cottage

"This cottage was located on the Pentland Road just east of the A-701/Pentland Road roundabout.  It is still there.

My wife's Great Grandfather, James G. Cairns,  lived here in the early-1900's.  He was an engineer who worked for the Water Department.

Either the Water Department or the City owned the cottage.  It was was erected as quarters for  the  engineer who maintained the pump.

I was told that there was a pumping station adjacent  to the cottage and that it pushed water from a reservoir into the city.

 

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Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Danny Callaghan who wrote:

Water Department Cottage

Today

"I was over that way today.  I did not have chance to look for the cottage.  However, I found it on Google Street View, behind IKEA.  It is now called Craig Cottage.

It now has dormer windows, but it certainly looks like the same cottage, and the location is as described."

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  October 25, 2010

 

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Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Danny Callaghan who wrote:

Water Department Cottage

Today

"I went to search out the Water Dept cottage, as promissed earlier, but sadly I was too late, and doubt if the cottage would have been there in October either.

The cottage still appears on the Google Street View photo taken in July 2008, but the site is now part of a new Asda superstore, recently opened."

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  December 26, 2011

 

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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

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