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Sketch of

Edinburgh Old Town

 

View from Calton Hill  to the South and SW

Looking towards Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park, Canongate and housing at Dumbiedykes

 Part of a sketch  -  View from Calton Hill, looking to the south and South West towards Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park, Canongate and Dumbiedykes housing

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Eric Gold, East London.

Enlarge this photo

   Part of a sketch  -  View from Calton Hill, looking to the south and South West towards Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park, Canongate and Dumbiedykes housing

View to the SW and W

   Part of a sketch  -  View from Calton Hill, looking to the west towards North Bridge and Edinburgh Castle

 

Sketch of Edinburgh Old Town

Sketch

This sketch is dated 'Edinburgh 1963', but it is unsigned.  If you know who drew this sketch, please e-mail me so that I can contact them. 

The sketch was bought by Eric Gold, East London, formerly of Dumbiedykes, "from a lassie in a toot shop (junk shop) in London."

Dumbiedykes

Dumbiedykes was the area immediately to the right of Salisbury Crags, beside the church in the valley beneath the crags.  The people in the old tenements at Dumbiedykes were being re-housed, many at The Inch and Craigmillar, when at the time that this sketch was drawn.

Several of the former residents of Dumbiedykes have sent me their recollections of living in the area in the 1950s.

 

Dumbiedykes

It was Eric Gold Eric (known to many as Eric McKenzie), now living in East London who sent me the sketch at the top of this page.

Eric writes:

Waterson's Close

"I phoned Joe McKenzie last night.  He lived very near me at Dumbiedykes.  I lived at Arthur Street  and he lived at Lower Viewcraig Row.  He was in my class too.

He mentioned Waterson's Close.  It led from Joe's house to St Johns Hill were our school was.  I've tried for years to get the name of it (ha ha ha ha).  Joe has a great memory for names and faces.

1963 Sketch

We looked again at the sketch:

Part of a sketch  -  View from Calton Hill, looking to the south and South West towards Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park, Canongate and Dumbiedykes housing

Joe said the artist was bang on target with the year, 1963. He and his family moved out of the Dumbiedykes in 1963 just before Christmas. Cowans, my side of the brae, Prospect Street, Prospect Place and St Margaret's church were all in tact then.

By late-1964 the whole area was demolished and flattened.

Joe, like myself and countless others, miss our Dumbiedykes days, as they were great memories -  not because we were wee bairns, but because the people were all one big happy family there.

Eric Gold, East London:  November 27, 2007

 

Edinburgh Old Town

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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